Cassie, the shop owner is perched on the back of a grey arm chair. One arm is outstretched and touching her handmade macrame wall tapestry. She is wearing a black sweater, jeans and black boots.

Embracing the Art of Creation: Tales of an Elder Millennial Maker

Welcome to my creative sanctuary, where threads of passion intertwine to craft a unique tapestry of DIY, plants, macrame, thrifting, and décor. Representing the eldest of millennials (I still consider myself Gen Y even though they've erased us from history), I continue to try and find my true self through this wild journey of discovery and expression I call art. In this blog, I invite you to join me on a captivating adventure where each project tells a story of growth, connection, and fulfillment.

 Polaroid of Cassie sitting on a chair smiling. Wearing jeans and a white crop T-shirt.

In the era of ever-evolving technology and instant gratification, I have discovered solace in the slow and intentional act of creating with my own hands. The spirit of DIY pulsates through my veins, a deeply rooted desire to breathe life into visions and ideas. From crafting personalized home décor to upcycling forgotten treasures, each endeavor becomes an opportunity to redefine the space around me, hone my skills in the trades and bolster my self esteem.

Cassie sits in front of the kitchen sink cabinet. the doors are open and she is pointing to the garbage disposal that she just replaced by herself.


Plants, with their abundant beauty and therapeutic qualities, have become my companions on this creative odyssey. As I nurture them, they, in turn, nurture my soul, reminding me of the simplicity and resilience found in nature's embrace. From lush indoor jungles to serene outdoor gardens, my love for greenery continues to blossom. 

 A plant is suspended from the window frame by macrame. It rests on an iridescent federal glass dish. through the window you can see trees and sky.

At the intersection of creativity and mindfulness lies macrame, a captivating art form that weaves together intricate patterns and natural fibers. The rhythmic dance of knots guides me to a meditative state, where time seems to stand still. Through macrame, I find harmony in the delicate balance between form and function.

spools of macrame cord rest next to a collection of branches.

But perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of my creative world is the presence of my furry companion – my dog Tucker. His unconditional love and boundless enthusiasm bring an undeniable sense of joy to every project. Whether it's playfully chasing cord while I macrame or supervising my gardening escapades, his loyal company is a constant source of inspiration and entertainment.

As an elder millennial maker, I celebrate the enchanting fusion of past and present, embracing traditional craftsmanship while delighting in modern aesthetics. The rich tapestry of history and culture is interwoven into my creations, bridging the gap between generations and fostering a sense of interconnectedness.

Throughout this blog, I will share tutorials, tips, and anecdotes, hoping to ignite the spark of creativity within each reader. Let's embark on this enriching journey together, where creativity knows no bounds, and the process is as fulfilling as the end result. Whether you're a seasoned maker or a curious soul seeking a new passion, there's a place for you amidst the threads of this creative tale.

So, come along as we paint our lives with hues of inspiration and cultivate a space that resonates with authenticity, warmth, and love. Let's celebrate the beauty of imperfection and cherish the stories that arise from the heart of this elder millennial maker.

Peace ✌️, 


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