I'm always interested in learning how people got started with their crafty hobbies. It seems like so many women my age grew up with a mother or grandmother who sewed, knitted or crocheted, and then passed on that knowledge.
My crafty heritage definitely begins with mother. She sewed most of my clothes when I was a child and even made herself some coordinating outfits. But her crafting explorations hardly stopped there. She also knit, crocheted, painted fabric, cross stitched, latch hooked rugs, quilted and worked with plastic canvas. If a craft caught her eye, she'd have to give it a try.
Are you seeing a resemblance?
Would I be a craft addict without my mother's influence? Maybe. Maybe not. But there's no denying that seeing my mother enjoy her hobbies showed me that moms have interests outside of their families -- and that's OK.
So, what's your crafty heritage?
Mary Abreu, a Twitter Moms featured contributor, writes about crafting for moms and kids each Wednesday. She blogs regularly at Confessions of a Craft Addict.