Welcome to Carbs and Crafts!

I’m a Melbournian lover of carbs and a dabbler in crafts. This website is my dedicated portfolio of fusion recipes, experimental crafts and random travel stories. Join me as I explore the concept of craftsmanship.

What is craftsmanship?

Everyone defines craftsmanship differently. Do a google search and you will find many different versions. Many think craftsmanship only applies to physical skills, like carpentry.  Some think it’s tied to arts. Most romanticize that craftsmanship is all about being highly skilled and producing carefully ‘crafted’ high quality goods. Not quite.

Craftsmanship is a lifestyle. It is not a focus on acquiring a superior status. It is not about producing the perfect flawless product. It is about the attitude and the process of how you create; the respect that you give to your materials and your tools. It is about taking responsibility and accountability for your actions. It is about perseverance after a string of failures. Craftsmanship is about being a life-long learner.

The idea of craftsmanship was never taught to me as a child. Growing up, I had an interest in crafts but was never able to pursue this. It was only after university, with my newfound spare time, that I was able to immerse myself in a world of crafts. I experimented with clay, with leather, with wood and even food. And through it all, I developed a deeper sense of joy and value in everything that I do. I realized that craftsmanship is not only applicable to arts and crafts. It is in everything that we do.

So whether it is carpentry, coding, video editing or baking- anyone can be a good craftsman. Craftsmanship is about following your passion responsibly.

J.