Found this drawing in my daughter’s backpack last week. “I like moches” (translation: mac & cheese)…. “Mom likes to soo”
As a child, I have vivid memories of my mom packing for our family vacations, or helping us get organized for summer camp. Mom always had a very peculiar way of making packing lists – specifically, illustrating her packing lists with small drawings to represent each item….. Mom’s packing list for a trip…. This “method” […]
Visiting my sister in Tennessee and did some major stashing… She was totally goading me on and convinced me to buy some Liberty cotton for a spring/summer dress. Maybe Laurel?
A long overdue Halloween post: S and I had a ball sewing up her Princess Celestia (from My Little Pony) costume. I followed the awesome tutorial posted at Craftiness Is Not Optional (she made adorable Rainbow Dash and Applejack costumes for her girls). All we needed was $10 worth of white fleece and a $1.50 […]
I’m still thinking about my path to craftiness. I talked a lot about my grandmothers and their handwork in the Part 1 post of this series. I do think they were hugely influential, but more in an indirect way rather than a direct way. It’s not like I sat down with either Grandma or Nanny […]
I had so many wonderful responses to my post yesterday about the crafty women in my family. My mom called after reading my post. We had a long talk about Nanny and quilting. The quilting frame pictured below (with me hanging on it) was built by my grandfather, “Papa”. (8/8/12 correction from mom – the […]
After sharing my Family Treasures post yesterday with my extended family, my SIL texted me: “How did you get so crafty?” (This from the woman who has built a trellis along her deck to grow wine grapes in her backyard AND who enjoys cooking scrumptious multi-course meals for family and friends. Let’s be clear: the […]