WELCOME, Melanie and her SOUTHERN CHARM QUILTS shop on Etsy. I had fun going through Melanie's shop and seeing all the beautiful quilts, and other items which she creates. When you pay a visit to SOUTHERN CHARM QUILTS, you will find a wide selection of delightful quilts, totes and diaper bags, pillows and shams, and much more to choose from. I just love the charming diaper bag shown below.
What led you to start creating your art/craft?
I watched my Grandma make me clothes and costumes as I grew up, I always loved watching her. I would play at her feet while she worked. I actually learned how to sew in Home Ec. class in high school.
How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?
I decided to learn how to quilt, because I loved snuggling under them, I could just never afford to buy them, so I thought I could learn to do it myself. That's why I try to keep my quilts so affordable, I know others feel the same way.
HOW SWEET! GREAT BABY GIFT IDEA!
(CLICK ON ABOVE PHOTO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS CHARMING BAG)
I love picking out the fabrics. It is my absolute favorite part. I could shop for them all day long. I buy so much fabric, that I never even get around to using, I love it that much
If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?
I would say a pear, but I'm only saying that because its my favorite. Not so crazy about how they taste, I just like the way they look.
If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?
I used to scrapbook before scrapbooking was cool. I didn't have all the cool things that you can go out and buy now for your scrapbook. I had to make my own. I would stay up all night when my children were babies making their scrapbooks. I haven't touched a scrapbook for 10 years now, but I could definitely take it back up.
What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?
I don't really have a message to convey. I just like to look at cute stuff.
What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?
I would say to love what you do. If you start to not love it, swap to something else that you do love. There is still a lot of stuff I want to learn to do.
Melanie, your work is truly delightful!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share not only your creations with everyone, but also your thoughts.
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