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My Crafting Roots

Lately I've been thinking about two of the creative women in my life--my mom and my grandmother.
My mom is an amazing woman. She taught me to sew. Any time I get stuck on a project, I call her and she tells me some brilliant solution. She made us the most amazing dress up clothes as kids...I had an authentic Cinderella dress including the black choker, headband and blonde wig, and my sister and I had matching mermaid suits. In high school, she made my prom dresses. I showed her a picture from a magazine and said, "Make this, but pink." and she did! Not only does she make amazing things, but she's taught me how to do it on a shoestring. She is the queen of bargain projects. Right now she's got curtains in the works made of the most gorgeous sheer fabric from the dollar bin. Yeah, mom! You rock! Here is a picture of my wedding dress, which she made. Or should I say SLAVED OVER. The bodice is made of beaded lace that frayed every time she cut it. She basically had to hand sew each bead back in place as she went. If that ain't true love, I don't know what is!
Grandma is the Queen of Crochet. Seriously, she is so talented. Look at this cute cow she made for me as a Christmas present one year. I think my sister got a cat that is equally as cute. Aren't we the luckiest grandkids ever?!
She made this gorgeous afghan when my son was born. If you could reach out and touch it, you would know why I love it. It is made from soft, shiny, beautiful yarn. When I wrap this blanket around me, it's as good as a hug from Grandma.
I always dreamed of Grandma crocheting my wedding dress (but that didn't end up happening because I lived too far away to have it fitted to me. Plus a crocheted wedding dress might just weight 100 pounds). Instead, she crocheted my daughter's blessing dress. Isn't it beautiful?! It has sparkly threads and pearls all over. I treasure this dress.
Why do I craft? Well, for a lot of reasons. But I guess you could say that it just runs in my blood.
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  1. I love this post. You do have some wonderful examples of genuine creativity in your life. You are one lucky gal. That blessing dress is beautiful!!

  2. Your mom is pretty awesome! She made Lauren and I some matching dresses LONG ago and my mom kept them because they were so dang cute!
    -Emily Voelker


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