A. Kelli has packaged her homemade soaps to
make them professional looking.
B. This E-Tablet sleeve, a fun sewing project,
makes an excellent gift. (Photo by April Forshee)
C. Bright, colorful patterns and matching soft
materials make this a precious blanket. (Photo
by April Forshee)
D. Recipe box decoupage – This beautiful box is
perfect for storing treasured family recipes.
E. Decoupage Plate – Your light switch plates
can match your curtains!
By Lindy Abbott
“It’s better homemade,” is increas- ingly a sentiment many young homemakers, especially those aged 20 to 30, believe. Thankfully we still have our older generations
who happily share their skills with those
who are increasingly seeking lessons.
Several months ago it thrilled my heart
to have my spiritual mother teach my
daughter and me how to knit. As she sat
between us on the sofa, she guided us
between the giggles and missed stitches.
We learned how to knit, and the time we
shared together created a precious memory in our hearts. The benefit of knowing that a lot of love goes into a product
makes it worth the extra time it takes to
have something homemade.
Teaching home economics is becoming
more popular than it was in the 1980s. My
generation, in the late 1970s, was probably
among the last that was required to take
home economic classes in high school.
We learned to plan attractive, balanced
meals one semester. I actually learned how
to make a perfect chocolate meringue pie
in a fully equipped kitchen. In the second
semester, everyone had to sew a buttoned
shirt and a skirt with a zipper. In yester-
year, schools considered these skills as im-
portant as academic classes. I think they
still are today!