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Topic: CraftiLineage - your own family's vintage crafts  (Read 4878 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008 07:20:58 PM »

 I definitely have that lineage.

My mom did all sorts of things. I have still in my possession a lion costume that she made me when I was six that got passed down from cousin to cousin and finally back to me after I had my daughter.  When made holiday tree ornaments every year and I remember selling plastic canvas rainbows that she taught me how to make at one of our garage sales.  She mainly does watercolor now.

My grandma did plastic canvas and wove me a blanket that I still adore. 

My other grandma painted in oils, sewed clothes for my teddy bear, made quilts and such.

Mt grandfather was an amateur photographer.

My aunt was a great intuitive seamstress and I remember getting several handcrafted items from a great aunt as well.

I got my start through watching them and some of my most cherished things are the things they made. I have my grandfathers photos, my grandmothers paintings, my other grandmothers throw, a great aunts afghan, my mothers water colors.  It's all very much a part of who I am.

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008 02:27:31 AM »

alicia_policia, this is a fantastic idea, i LOVE CraftLineage!
My mum was a master! My sister and i never had store bought clothes as kids, mum would sew  or crochet any thing we asked her to (around working full time) until we were old enough to operate the sewing machine ourselves! She'd make amazing wall hangings and re-upholster thrift store couches and sand back and re-varnish tables, beds, dressers, anything she could get her hands on! Not to mention the hours spent making knockout birthday cakes!!!
My nana never understood where she got the talent from until my grandad retired and started woodwork in the garage, turning and carving and creating! Nana says thats when it all clicked, because it can't have come from her, sewing machines break when she's within a few feet of them and irons never work the same again!!

My gorgeous sister has gone on to be a florist and a hair and makeup design artist (and what she does is artistry, TRUST ME!!).
I just craft at home, for fun!
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