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Handmade Portraits: Mabel Pike from Etsy on Vimeo.

After a lovely visit to our dear friends at Etsy today, I have spent the better part of my morning poking around on in their video archives to find this gem. It’s a video feature of 91 year old needlecrafter, Mabel Pike who has been sewing since she was 6 years old. (She’s in her 9th decade of sewing and still going strong!)

I love seeing videos like this that conjure up so much inspiration, creativity and some serious warm fuzzies all around. I wish I had my own pair of Mabel Moccasins! Thanks Etsy for the great feature! Check out the full story here!


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    Mar 9, 2011, 02.43 PMby victoisec

    That was just wonderful to see. Amazing we are let into the life of someone like this because of our computers. It made my morning and, esp since I’ve just started embroidering on my knitting, inspired me to do much more meaningful work. Thank you so much.

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    Jan 27, 2011, 01.07 AMby kelepso

    wow, that was beautiful

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    Jan 23, 2011, 10.27 AMby miss-g

    I’m so glad you found this and shared it with us. I was both touched and inspired by it.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 04.47 PMby jaxmcd

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been sewing since I was seven, and I hope to still be sewing when I’m Mabel’s age, too. Inspiring!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 05.25 PMby carolinat

    Amazing! This woman is perfect for a Lifetime Honors Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. I think someone who knows her needs to nominate her… just a thought!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 04.13 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Nice story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 20, 2011, 06.35 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is awesome, what a special lady.

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    Jan 20, 2011, 02.13 AMby rifka

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 09.34 PMby suzanneallen

    Truly inspiring Mabel!

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