"Retro" crafts remind us of when we were young and growing up.
Ok, sure she's entitled to her opinion on her own blog but if she's a crafter too, why not take into consideration the hard work these people put into their creations. And hey, perhaps they are someone's Grandma so.... you know....
Anyway, I assumed she was a crafter, but I hadn't searched the rest of her blog after stumbling on that one post because I was just too ticked off. If she is a crafter, then she should know how much time is put into creating something. Knitters always say how much time it takes to carefully knit an item, same goes for crocheters and quilters and jewelry makers. Well, folks who prefer other crafts put just as much time into their creations, but to have someone belittle them and say they shouldn't be permitted at craft fairs any longer because they're too retro is wrong on so many levels.
If someone spends money on supplies and takes even more time to carefully put together an item, even a retro plastic canvas tissue box cover or crocheted toilet roll cover, or a crochet towel topper, then it deserves just as much respect as the beaded necklace or whatever else was hand made!
And that's my gripe.