#NaBloPoMo – Future Generations

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There are few things in life that are truly important, and they are all completely intangible- things like family and friendship, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a couple things that I hope people keep making in the future.

Wooden Toys

I love old fashioned wooden toys. Unfortunately you don’t see them much anymore. They are being replaced with plastic and technology.  I would love to see people buying more of these simple toys. Yes, we have to kill trees to make them, but those trees can be replanted, and the plastic ones that we’ve been replacing them with will live in landfills for millennia. Wouldn’t it be more green to go back to these simple toys? …and in my opinion, way more fun.


Handmade Quilts

Even though I’ve only been making my own quilts for the last few years, quilts have always been an important part of my life. They were something that was always around, and something that could be passed down from loved ones. I love the process of the craft, and how personal quilts can become.  There is nothing more meaningful to me than to be able to give a homemade quilt to someone to help commemorate a special occasion.

Violet in the baby blanket I made for her.

What do you hope people are still making in the future?


  1. anna on February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Homemade pickles and chutneys. For that matter, homemade food in general. Real bread, not out of a breadmaker but made with your hands. Nothing more soothing than kneading bread! Sun-made chutneys, or just fresh mint-and-coriander chutney whipped up right before the meal in the food chopper. Coffee made in an old fashioned Bialetti pot on the stove. Tea made with leaves, not flavours and powder.

    Yes, a lot of my best memories and feelings connect to food. Can’t help that! LOL

    • Andrea on February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

      I don’t see anything wrong with memories being connected to food. I think of my grandma every time I make her rolls. I’m so glad they are the kind that don’t need kneading. And I make quite a few homemade pickles each year. We do dill and bread and butter pickles each summer, but I’ve never tried making a chutney. We just don’t use them enough for it to make sense.

  2. anna on February 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    If you try some make-before-you-eat chutneys I bet you’ll get hooked enough for it to make sense!! A lot of them (mint chutney, apple chutney etc) can be made moments before the meal, and others can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker. I just love Manisha’s solar lime pickle, though I must admit this year’s batch wasn’t stellar–but that was my fault.

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