Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday

All the years that I was growing up my
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 mom was into crafts. And she was really, really good at it. She could sew too. She made a lot of my clothes. Even though I hated homemade clothes. What a brat! But I remember the things she would make out of things we might just throw away. In this picture of her with a couple of her things: on the left, the snowflake, is made from the old-fashioned type pull tabs from a beer can. Do you remember those?? She put them together(what with, I don't know. It was before we had hot glue guns) and covered them with glitter. Very cool ornaments to hang on the tree. The other thing she is holding is a 'kissing ball' that is made from medicine cups, dipped in green glitter and glued to a Styrofoam ball. That hung at her house every Christmas after she made it. I wish I still had them. But those were things that didn't get saved when she moved into the nursing home. My mom loved Christmas and she loved crafting. Sadly, I didn't much inherit either from her. 


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20 comments:

  1. How clever with your mom! And I do remember those beer tabs. My mom too did a lot with crafts; I wonder if it was the time that encouraged their creativity? Now we have so many other things like the internet, etc., that distracts us (or at least that's my excuse :)

    betty

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    1. My mom was just talented. I think there is a certain amount of talent, some desire, and then you are right...we have the internet to distract us.

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  2. G'day Great post Thanks for sharing via Epic Mommy's Throwback Thursdays!
    Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

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  3. Just lovely! My mom was always crafting clever Christmas items when I was a child. I can't imagine where all the ideas came from, but she and her friends had a grand time with very odd items. (I remember her making gigantic wreaths out of old IBM cards folded just the right way.) What wonderful memories for you.

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    1. And many wreaths made out of yarn that we just beautiful!

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  4. Those are awesome crafts. I love crafting. If we lived just a smidge closer, I would turn you into a crafter...haha. We also had the cup balls in our house growing up. My grandma made them. She would make them for all the neighbors too.

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  5. Neither my mom nor I could craft. But I do love Christmas, just not all the hoopla that surrounds it nowadays.

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    1. I agree Inger. We grew up with a lot less hoopla at Christmas. Maybe it was because we were so poor.

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  6. Gosh! I do remember those beer tabs in my Granny's house and on the soda cans as well. I think I remember jewelry being made from them too LOL! I love crafting. Sometimes I am over powered by it. I have a whole room to get lost in. I think if I was left out in the woods, I'd have a whole section for the forest flea market LOL.

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    1. You will have to share what it is you are making Katy!

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  7. What a great photo! Were the pull tabs crocheted together? It's hard to tell, but still very clever no matter how she did it. And I have seen the medicine cup balls, but never one that had been dipped in green glitter. Wonderful I'm sure she put her heart into her creations.

    And just to let you know, I read your posts, but sometimes the captcha generator gets the best of me when I am trying to prove that I am not a robot.

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    1. She may have crocheted them! I don't know what is going on in Blogger world. I do not have captcha on my blog. But I have been going to other blogs where they never had it and I am having to do it. I will have to research this problem. Thanks for letting me know Gram

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  8. Your talents lie elsewhere, we are all blessed with special gifts that we use to bless others.

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    1. You are so right! My talents lie elsewhere...

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  9. Not sure what rock I was living under, but I'd never seen either of these things before. Gosh, it sounds like she may have coined the term, 'thinking outside the box"! That's pretty neat.

    I had to smile at your reference to home-sewn clothes. That's sooooo me. All I wanted was to go buy something off the rack without my mom inspecting the seams or gosh-forbid she should discover a nylon zipper!

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    1. LOL....I hated my mom's homemade clothes. But I'd give anything for her to make me something today. So much better made than what you can buy off the racks

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    1. They were beautiful. I wish I had some of those snowflakes....but alas they are all gone!

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