Okay, I had to join in on the reminiscing fun, I'm lucky enough that both sets of Grandparents are alive, (My parents are a bit younger than some of my friends parents, and some of them are only a little bit younger than my Nana), and I can actually faintly remember both my Great Grandmothers.
My Granny is an artist, she has a gallery attached to her house, but I don't really remember drawing/painting with her at all when I was a kid (we were terrified of her).
And my Nana used to sew clothes for her kids and I was always fascinated/wanted to play with her sewing machine, she has an old one as well, which for some reason my oldest cousin has decided it should be his...we'll see about that... we used to stay on their farm during the holidays and Nana always helped us make paper mache, or would let us draw pictures with the buttons (I LOVED that button jar). She also had this great Readers Digest book all about making toys, it has this GREAT section on making dollhouse furniture from junk etc, but she can't find it anymore, musta got lost in their move
Anyone know which book I'm talking about?
My Dad's a carpenter, he built me and my brother desks/toy boxes/shelves when we were little, and when I went home last, I found the little set of drawers he helped me build (slightly smaller than a bedside table) I had a lot of fun working with him in the garage on those
Unfortunately, I don't have my Granny's artistic talent (although, that could be a matter of practice, and i was never really encouraged much art wise so who knows heh) and, well I'm fairly rubbish at pretty much all the crafts I try, but that doesn't stop me!