The craftiness is of course down to a long line of creative, female ancestors.
1. My greatgrandmother who used to embroider and crochet lace.
2. My lovely grandmother who would crochet, knit and sew like a machine. One christmas my doll got a whole new woollen wardrobe and every year we would get handknitted wooly socks (in our badly insulated house they were very welcome!). On top of that she had a very modern taste and a lot of her dishes and glasses made it into my cupboards after she passed away far too early.
|please notice the crochet blanket that I still have in use|
|she also made this coat|
3. My mother or Mami who made me an awesome dress for my Holy Communion because I couldn't squeeze into any off-the-shelf stuff. And Dirndls and a lot more because money was tight.
4. My auntie, who was there when I was ready to learn how to sew. She can also knit like the devil.