Saturday, December 4, 2010

Handmade Family Art

I'm not the only creative person in my family.  There are my parents, sisters, grandparents and aunts who either sew, create floral arrangements, decorate interiors, knit, crochet and do woodworking.  I still have rag dolls my grandma Mabel made, a water color by Grandma Wilma, my Mom made me a fall wreath for my door, my sister Cathy sewed special stuffed bunnies for my son Taylor's baby room and on and on. I was just having a conversation with a friend who's Grandmother also sewed Barbie clothes for her doll when she couldn't afford to buy them in stores.   The wreath in the picture was made by my Aunt Doloris many years ago and it hangs in my entry way. I love the simplicity of design and the craftsmanship of the wood. It is beautiful, timeless and seeing it makes me think of her and my family who live in another state.  So if you can share your own gift of art with someone, or decorate your home with the art by relatives, it's a wonderful way to add meaningful stories to your decor.


  1. What a lovely tribute to creative connections! Wishing you peace, love and calm

  2. Thanks LInda,
    I know you do the same with your family. Peace to you as well.