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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / CraftiLineage - your own family's vintage crafts on: May 08, 2008 11:22:33 PM
I'm planning on writing a blog post in honor of my mom and grandmother for Mother's Day, specifically about how their own crafty skills, DIY projects, and talent shaped my love for arts, crafts, and making things myself.  It's such a huge part of who I am, and I know that, for me, it's an inherited thing.  I mean, my mom and grandmother made everything for us -- clothes, toys, cakes, costumes, quilts, piatas... you name it.  So, I decided to invent a word for inherited craft ability and interest - craftilineage.

So that got me thinking -- how many other modern crafters got hooked on crafts and DIY because it's a part of their family character, their childhoods, and their personal history as a crafter?   What kind of crafts did your family members make when you were growing up, and how did it affect or influence you?

I looked around some and found that while there's a lot of blogs out there showing what crafters make with their own children and families now-a-days, there doesn't seem to be much when it comes to folk's own 'vintage' crafty childhood (as opposed to children today and their crafty folks).  I'm sure that some great projects, ingenuity, vintage style, and inspiration can come from looking at these past family craft connections, and I for one would love to hear other folks share their family's craft experience.

Anyway, I just thought that this weekend might be a good time to start up a discussion about how our families - mothers, fathers, aunts, cousins, grandparents and all, influence our techniques, tastes, skills and overall crafty creativity. 

Oh, and I started a fledgling flickr group today, http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftilineage/ as an easy space to show, share, and browse family projects from the past should you like. : )
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