I was cleaning the kitchen *shock, horror, gasp!!* and saw this coaster.
I cross stitched this for my Step Grandad, well I can't remember how many years ago, I'd think I was probably about 10, so 27 years ago.
He used to drive buses in London, I don't think I ever asked him but I always assumed he drove red buses....lol
It was always on a little table by his chair and when he died, I assumed my Gran would put it away but she never did. Visitors would use it and it never chipped or discoloured.
When my Gran died in April, I was totally shocked to see it was still as good as new and asked mum if I could have it.
So when I was cleaning it yesterday, I got to thinking....
27 years ago I made this and it's still here, it's crafty and tbh my parent's aren't at all artistic, my aunt sews but mainly clothes,no-one else in my family do much arty things, I loved doing cross stitching and made cards, samplers, pictures, keyrings, loads...all my pocket money was spent in the craft shop or on sweets lol,
I don't see myself as artistic, can't draw, can't paint, not at all arty with cakes. Is being a quilter, following a pattern, sewing bits together being artistic, I know many quilters ARE Artistic but they make their own patterns up, not just choose some fabrics and stitch them up.
Are you born artistic ??? My DD loves drawing, colouring, fabric, sizzix and sticking and gluing, I think she's artistic but perhaps she's just a kid that likes colouring.
What do you think ??