Handmade, to me, means that someone poured their heart and soul into a project to give someone else pleasure in using it. I have an appreciate for handmade anythings. With all the fancy, hi-tech kitchen equipment that’s out there, it’s nice to seek out smaller and perhaps more meaningful treasures for your kitchen.
I got an email from Teri the other day and thought I’d share it (hopefully she won’t mind). By the way, I have no clue who Teri is but apparently she’s a reader of My Wooden Spoon and huge fan of her Mom.
My Mother, Marilyn Kaiser, began a small business in 2007 called Phase Three. She is a believer that she is in her third phase of life. The first was when she was a child, the second when she raised her kids, and the third is as a Grandma and a capable, older woman looking for her place in the world. She designs hostess aprons and sews them using designer fabrics. She uses a wonderful 4-pleated design with a high waistband that is flattering on women of all ages, sizes and shapes. We have heard from more than one customer that felt the waistband did a great job of hiding those”muffin tops”. :)
I am extremely proud of her and she even allows me the honor of being the fabric buyer, but she is the seamstress, designer, and hard worker behind her fabulous aprons.
That is what I love about handmade. In this case, it’s something that brings family together. It’s an honor to be apart of and a prideful moment to see someone pursuing their passion.
Do you have some kitchen favorites that are handmade? I’d love for you to share them in the comments. I’m looking to add to my collection!