Christmas Crafts and Martha Jane

This is my Grandma, Martha Jane, or as I like to say…”The Original Martha.” Long before Martha Stewart built her “make it, bake, it” empire my grandmother was a one woman creative force. She literally could do it all and she did it exceptionally well. I learned a myriad of things from her and somehow never quite did them as well as she did and I am okay with that.

Here is why I am okay with that. My grandma has reached legendary status in my mind and by doing so she has become not just one of my creative idols but also a perpetual source of inspiration. In short she has become a bit of a muse. No, you won’t find her likeness in my artwork but she does heavily influence my projects. My knitwear for example is classic; timeless with a twist towards the practical much like her own style aesthetic.

So, in true Martha Jane fashion, with the holidays quickly approaching I have opted to be crafty and make my Christmas d├ęcor. I made a snowflake wreath (that lights up) and I have two craft tables full of stuff to make a whimsical winter wonderland full of flocked trees, tea lights, and cute little gnomes. I wish grandma was crafting along beside me like we did in the good ol’ days but I am pretty sure she is close by. I could have sworn I heard her giving me directions on gnome construction…

For the Snowflake Wreath check out my Knit! Paint! Create FB page or follow @dunningpamela6das on Instagram to see what goes on in my studio.

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