I’m sure all of us have an appreciation for handmade/crafted items. I imagine many of us come from families who practice different arts and crafts. I thought it might be interesting to talk a little about the people in our life who have contributed to our love of the handmade/crafted items.
In the past I’ve talked regularly about my mother and grandmother being crafty. My grandmother could sew, knit and crochet. She was an incredible cook. She was always happy to encourage me in any activity I wanted to do. My mother could sew, cross stitch, knit and crochet. She also did some macrame in the 70’s. She was always interested in seeing what others made and would often give a new craft a try.
The painting above was done by my mother’s cousin. She was a part time artist. I’ll never forget the large painting she had done of her daughters when they were small. It looked beautiful over her fireplace. My mother had asked her to paint a small picture for her. This was the result. My mother treasured it and now I do.
My father’s side of the family was interested in crafting too. Most everyone could knit and/or crochet. In a photo my grandmother’s great grandmother is wearing a crocheted shawl. My aunt knit socks for soldiers during WWII (as did my mother).
I’ve tried to pass the love and appreciation of handmade/crafted items on to my children. H can knit and is always willing to try a new craft.
Do you come from a craft loving family? Do you have fond memories of time crafting with them?