Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Crafty Gene

That crafty thing?  Yeah, I don't really have it.  I don't really make things.  I don't sew, I don't scrapbook, I don't decorate cakes, I don't weave baskets, I don't crochet or knit or quilt...the list goes on.

My Mom and sister on the other hand...they have it in spades.

So I was cleaning out boxes of stuff I had in my parent's attic...

(Yes, it's true, I STILL have stuff in their attic - where else do you store the print-out of every iteration of a term paper you wrote in 1990?  I finally recycled the earlier drafts, it's probably safe to discard them at this point right?  :-D )

...and I found a few handfuls of Barbie clothes and accessories.  These were from back in the old days when they would sell tiny little perfume bottles that can easily be snorted up the nose of a 3 year old and frankly, if you did that, it was your fault, not the toy's.

The jewel in the midst of all that perfectly preserved 1970s plastic though was this:

Hand-made Barbie clothing that my mother slaved over, all perfectly preserved (well, I guess the wedding veil has seen better days).

Isn't she a great Mom to have made things like this?  I imagine she had to use tiny little Barbie-size knitting and crochet needles; it must have been a tough task!

Anyway, as non-crafty as I am, I'm quite impressed!


  1. Oh my gosh!!!! You found them!!!!! That short white turtleneck dress that I knitted also had a matching beret and a gold looking chain for a belt that I took off of some old necklace. I made them while pregnant with your sister!!!

  2. For the record, I also still have my term papers! My mom made some sweaters for my stuffed animals which I loved to death. A great idea for a blog post!