"I've been a crafter since I was a toddler - my grandma taught me to crochet and embroider before I even started school. My childhood bookshelves groaned with favourites like "Dean's Bumper Book of Things to Make" and "What Shall I Do With This?" (I wish I had copies of those now) and my favourite pages of the Rupert annuals were the origami instructions. In my teens and twenties my interests moved towards knitting, crochet and dressmaking, mostly as a way of getting individual clothes at mass market prices and then, when children came along, of producing special things for them to wear.
Once they reached their teens, we all got hooked on cross stitch and machine embroidery, but they pronounced hand made clothes "naff" so the needles, hooks and knitting machine were left to gather dust. However they still enjoyed coming to craft shows with me, where my younger daughter fell in love with rubberstamping and I did with both stamping and encaustic painting. Between us we started two new hobbies, to which I added glass painting when I turned up for an "Introduction to Stamping" class on the wrong night and was invited to stay.
Now I'm addicted to papercrafts of all kinds but especially stamping, and my stash is threatening to take over the house. The needles and hooks are still gathering dust: the knitting machine was rehomed some years ago."
What a fun bio, Jane. I remember the origami in the Rupert annuals too!
Our theme for April is:
This means that we're all about sledges, sleds and sleighs for the whole of April. Here's what Jane made for the challenge - don't you just love that colour combo!
You can find all the details on her blog.
I went with a bunny on a sledge, and you can find the details of how I made my card here.
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