Ever stopped to take a minute to think why you are so crafty?
I went to school in England and we were lucky enough to have some creative classes at school - everything from painting (art) to needlework and beyond. I even have some early memories or papier mache balloons that turned into 'fabulous' face masks and dolls......and then of course at home, my Mum and all her sisters were great knitters and crocheters - someone always had a new pattern at hand and a bag of wool in their bag. As a result I ended up with quite a few interesting outfits......not all of which were met with surprise and delight! Of course now I would love the custom hand made element of it all but at the time.......I just wanted something bought from a store like everyone else!!!
This one was for a pearly king and queen party - I thought I looked like the 'bees knees' at the time (and just look at those knees and the shoes and socks!!!). Those mother of pearl sequins took a long time to stick on and the fancy colored ribbons along the skirt were all sewn on by hand....and......I had fancy petticoats under there keeping that skirt puffy! Fairy princesses have those don't they? if there was a prize for the best outfit - I don't remember winning it :) But I do remember I had fun wearing this one.
Oh and it had that new fangled 'velcro' stuff as a fastener. Fascinating ! Do you have a favorite crafty outfit from your childhood?
Here's one I made myself for a concert I was playing at - I was sooo proud of having made those frilly sleeves - took me forever!!
Dad's side - he was a fabulous photographer and always had his Leica with him whenever we went anywhere, so I definitely have an enjoyment of photography from him. Plus he was always hammering something or re-purposing something and so I learned that things can be re-made or re-used in a different way......The most memorable was a fantastic old mahogany dresser that was no longer needed inside the house, so it got moved to the garage where it became home to many tools, hammers, nails, saws, you name it! Everything had its place in this lovely piece of furniture. The poshest tool box ever :-) Here they are looking very dapper in a christmas shot - I love that my Mum has her jewelry on to complete her outfit and my Dad has a pinky lavender shirt and snazzy tie!! How cute is that??!!! A man not afraid of color :)