The new March-April 2009 issue of Mothering magazine (www.mothering.com) has just arrived.
Inside, there's a big feature written by Jean Van't Hul (who blogs as the Artful Parent) about five creative women across the country who use homespun crafts as a way to stay close to nature.
Some are mothers, even a stay-at-home (called "unschooling")who sews most of the clothing her husband and four children wear. She's decorated her workspace with vintage smocks and dresses, which give it a sense that the items lovingly created by women in the past hold court with her newly inspired ideas.
Some of you may already be familiar with the immensely popular Amanda Blake Soule's blog, SouleMama, who lives on the Maine coast.
The inset photo of the crocheted beginnings of a ecru-colored recycled fabric rug has even got me thinking about picking up my own hooks again.