"Why do some people dabble in a variety of paper crafts (and other types of arts and crafts) while others stick to a very specific craft? What is it that attracts you to some crafts but not to others? Which did you start with and why did you branch out?"
I certainly fall into the first camp and it got me thinking about all of the different crafting experiences I have been into and how that has evolved for me.
Here is a trip down memory lane:
Remember the fabric painting (I made a few quilts and bibs from these)?
Cross stitching (I loved Ziggy!)
Rug hooking (I made a few pillows and some small rugs)
- embroidery (some table cloths - I didn't last too long with this one)
- making doll furniture (more on that another time)
- knitting (sweaters while on night shift in university)
- sewing and mending
- colouring and cutting - file folder games for work
which has now led to
- card making
- scrapbooking and of course
As I look around me, I have definitely gotten my influence from my mother. Ever since I can remember, she has been "creating".
- silk screened Christmas cards
- banners for church
- making dolls (includes embroidery)
- smocking (dresses)
- sewing and mending (clothes, costumes you name it)
- pottery (dishes, vases, decorations)
- upholstery (recovers furniture)
And I'm sure there is more! Awesome thing is is that she is still crafty - she sews more than anyone I know. She occasionally pots and still makes Raggedy Ann dolls for anyone having a baby. Thanks mom for the inspiration!
Oh - one another note - I loved the comment from the show where (I think) Izzy reminded his son? that "back in our day when we wanted to learn I had to go to the library" (not like these days with google at our fingertips) oh yeah and we had to WALK 10 miles to get there too! Such a good show- thanks for the memories!