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FOCUS:Oh vintage storage, how I love thee!

by KirstyFish of http://kirstyfish.blogspot.com

It seems that many an obsessive Crafter also has a love for vintage, thrift, upcycling and recycling. Maybe it’s a throwback to the World War II campaign, ‘Make do and Mend’? Maybe it’s an appreciation of the useful items that find their way into our lives after a lifetime of usefulness in someone else’s life, the ongoing joy of crafting.

For me, it doesn’t even feel as if I am being ‘thrifty’ as I am constantly on the lookout, hunting for something quirky, unusual and old. However, if that old thing can be bought for a song, then that makes me all the happier.

Crafters, it would seem, are as much obsessed with storing their stash as they are with actually using the materials. There is a constant

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yearning to see inside other crafters’ studios and creative spaces. We love to have a nosy at what’s pinned on their inspiration boards and where they store their vintage buttons. To be honest, the quirky vintage storage is often of equal interest to the unique hand crafted works! There

is something precious about items with a history. I wonder whether that is why Crafters like vintage: the love of items with a story to tell...

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