I hate to brag, but my mom is a crafty bad ass. She makes jewelry, sews purses, does broken plate mosaics, hand paints rugs on the floor, uses power tools, tinkers with resin and more. I’ve known her crafty idol status for years, but the current issue of Craft Magazine makes it public knowledge. That’s right look for one Mrs. Fredda Perkins in the new issue about crafting green. The article is called Whose Craft is it Anyway: Elder Crafters Respond to the Slogan “Not Your Grandma’s Craft” written by the amazing Rachel Hobson of Average Jane Crafter and wondermous Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod. I have always thought that slogan, besides being overused, was a touch antiquated and this article proves it. My mom is about to be a grandmother and she does not do lame crafts. For that matter my grandmother did fun pottery and painting and that I have hanging in my house as I type. Grab a copy of the magazine and read the article. My favorite quote from my mom is “I learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine! Now sewing machines are computerized and will do just about everything but kiss your ass when you walk in the room”. That Fredda, I come by my potty mouth honestly I tell you.
Below are some pictures of a few of my favorite crafts my mother has whipped up. Be sure to check out more picture of her amazing home decorating prowess here.
Maybe some day DIY Network will re-run the Crafting with Mom and Waterslide Decals episodes of Craft Lab and you can see Fredda in action! Got a thing for Wall Pockets, pick up a copy of her book Wall Pockets of the Past to learn all about your collection. Speaking of collections did you see the amazing article she wrote Discovering Tomorrow’s Collectibles Today?
Did you get your crafting genes from your mom? Grandma? Are you a genetic crafty anomaly and have no idea where it came from?