I come from a family with a lot of talent. I could tell you all about the skills, training, and abilities of everyone, but instead, let's talk about craftiness.
I blame my mom, who can make just about anything. We picked up a lot of her skills, and between her and 4-H, my sisters and I are fairly well-rounded crafters. We all enjoy finding a project and then figuring out how to make it ourselves.
I just didn't realize that my brothers would be the same.
The scene: A couple of days before Christmas. We are all at home, with nowhere to be, a rare occasion. My mom is warming the house and filling our stomachs by deciding to bake approximately 97 dozen cookies. I commandeer the dining room table because I have not even started my Christmas cards and I had several Christmas gifts to work on. However, I was soon joined by everyone, starting with...Steven.
He wanted to give a friend a bags set for Christmas and had already done all of the woodwork. He needed the bags made, and instead of asking Steph or me or someone else to sew them, he decided to make them himself. Go Steven.
Stephanie coached Steven, but didn't do it for him, so while she was helping, she also made some jewelry.
I had some serious crafters' block while trying to create my Christmas cards.
Here are some of the rejects.
And made some jewelry.