It's just 45 seconds long so not a big investment of your time, but I'd love for you to watch it and comment below after reading my thoughts. I'm not particularly enthralled with what was created by this gal, but then again we don't get to see the ultimate finished garment. What I am fascinated with, though, is the idea of taking individual pieces that someone else created and making something brand new out of them.
But the inspiration for this post was that I found myself surprised and a bit disappointed at the number of comments that expressed sadness that hand-made items were donated to a thrift store. "Discarded" as if no one loved the items enough to keep them and use or display them.
To be honest, when I was younger and before I got back into crocheting, knitting, and cross stitching I may have felt similarly. On the other hand, I know in my younger adult years I also donated things I had spent hours making when I no longer wanted them. Some I kind of regret not having now, but that's not the point of this post.
Many readers here are (or have been) creators of various hand-made items. You may be an artist, a seamstress, a woodworker, a crafter... Whatever you call yourself, you know what I'm talking about. You have creations in your home that you've invested hours in making. How do you feel about the idea of those things eventually ending up in a resale shop?