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Do you have a Supportive Craft Partner?

Posted by: TashaChawner

Tagged in: supportive , support , partner , help , handmade , family , craft


Not someone who creates with you, but someone who supports you in your craft?

It definitely helps to have a partner that supports your madness... I mean craftiness!!

I do.

I'm a very lucky woman, in that my Husband (bless his boots) has supported whatever mad-cap venture I've tried.

Tried to warn me off of some of them - "Honey, do you really think it is wise to go in to business with your mother?" - which, needless to say, failed miserably and horribly...


When we had children, we both agreed that it was incredibly important that one of us be a full-time parent.

It always falls to the Mum (something to do with instincts, breasts and such), but being Mum was also a role that I relished (says the woman who didn't want to ever be a mother to snotty, spewy infants that grow up to be snotty, rude teenagers),

When I rediscovered my love of handmade, Husband was (ironically) working away from home.  But he saw how much I loved what I was doing.  That creating jewellery was an outlet from me.  A way of channeling energies that could sometimes be very negative.  A way of calming my very busy mind.


Now, he is the one that helps me set up for my 2 annual markets.  Carts the boxes, tables and tent, because my back injury prevents me from doing it.

He has built me a soldering and drilling station that sits proudly on our front verandah.

He does that happy-dance when I make a sale.

He gives his honest opinion on designs.

He says to the kids "Give Mum a minute until she finishes."

He's my Supportive Craft Partner.  And I'm awful glad I've got him.

Who is your Supportive Craft Partner?






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