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I can't remember my earliest memory of crafting but I do remember playing with paper dolls, tracing pictures, coloring, playing with play dough and watching my mother sew while I ran my hands through her button tin dreaming of things to do with all those buttons.
I have very fond memories of loving school and shopping for new school supplies. A new fresh pack of paper, a fresh box of crayons, new pencils and a fresh bottle of glue always left me with a warm fuzzy feeling. I would dream of what I would be filling in on all those new sheets of paper.
I couldn't wait.
Mother was a master craftsman herself so it was natural that I should follow along. Mother always enjoyed keeping her hands busy as well. When she wasn't sewing for her clients then she was sewing for her home and for us kids. She would make us clothes, my barbie doll clothes, knitting, crocheting and other intriguing things.
Yes, mother was my mentor that got me started down the road of crafting. I never grew tired of it either. I was constantly doing something and Mother would allow me my space.
I remember one time she gave me space in an outside storage area to attempt to refinish my bed frame. I quickly learned I never had a problem in starting projects but I did have a problem in finishing some of them such as that refinishing project. I found out quickly which crafting projects I enjoyed and which ones I didn't.
So crafting is in my blood and once my kids came along I quickly introduced them to it as well. Crafting is a great exercise for hand and eye coordination for children and mine always loved picking at the tiny items. Of course children always need very close supervision to make sure those small things do not go into the mouth.
Once the kids started school I served as the room mom. Crafting with kids came in very handy to keep them busy for all the class parties. Fun projects, sweet memories and a nice collection of memorabilia. Every mother or dad has one.
I invite you to continue with me as I begin to add some of the fun DIY kid crafts that we have created over the years and some that we are creating currently.
You see, my kids are now older but they are still crafting and guess who generally gets to help...
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit again.
Wishing you a crafty kind of day.
I Was a Room Mom
Crafting all my life once my kids came along they had no choice, we did crafts. When the kids went to school I served as room mother every year and crafting came in handy, creating projects for my children's classmates. We had F-U-N. Let's see what we can create for kid's crafts.