About Me

I come from a long line of crafters.  Grandmother on my dad’s side crocheted afghans, with very crippled hands, no less.  But she always had a hook in her hand, and made one for everybody.  She also liked horses, (which must be where I got that from,) and always encouraged my childlike drawings of them.  From the conversations we used to have, I believe that at one point, she may have drawn her own horse artwork.

Grandmother on my mom’s side did different things.  She made crocheted doll dresses for the fashion dolls.  (These were not the kind you play with, they were just for show.)  Although she did make a dress and matching hat for my Barbie, years ago.  Later on, she learned how to paint ceramics.  I still treasure the ones she gave my mom and I, as gifts.

My grandfather on mom’s side knew how to knit.  He learned as a child, when he lost his leg in a hunting accident.  His mother went out and did chores, while he knitted socks for the large family, so common in those days.

I recently taught my mother how to knit, and I may have to keep encouraging her to finish her first project!  She said her dad taught her to knit, when she was young, but I’m sure she forgot how, over the years.

I cannot forget my dad’s aunt Ollie.  She is a kind soul, and has the gift for painting, even at eighty!  She does many commissioned pieces, and paints  childhood homes for people, from photographs.  She has also painted a picture of the cabin that my dad grew up in.  She said she added a few flowers out front, otherwise it’s the same.  Maybe I’ll do an article on her.

As for me, I’ve tried many different crafts and artwork over the years, some I like better than others.  But I like so many different ones, I usually decide what craft I’m going to do, by what mood I’m in for.  My top 3 right now are knitting, scrapbooking and cardmaking, and drawing and painting.

I have tried beadwork, cross stitch, plastic canvas, crochet, knitting, crewel embroidery, machine embroidery, sewing, quilting, latch hook, punch needle, stained glass, lampwork beadmaking, Bob Ross, Donna Dewberry, drawing, painting, (oil & acrylic,) amateur photography, and many others that I’m sure I’m forgetting here.  Unfortunately, I love to do many of these things, and that’s not good for your wallet.  I have a craft room, and maybe if I ever get it organized, I will make a post.

  1. lynn
    July 4, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Love what you are doing with the cricut. Keep it up.

    • craftygale
      July 5, 2009 at 7:12 am

      Thank you. I do have a couple more projects I’ve just been too busy to post, recently. Hope to get more up very soon.

  2. Meezer
    July 12, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Gosh I always wanted a Cricuit, your projects are very nice – now I’ve got to remain strong and resist the urge to get a Cricuit!

    • craftygale
      July 12, 2009 at 3:10 am

      Why resist? My friend just bought one, waiting for it to arrive. Come on over to the “dark side”, with us, LOL!

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