SOLC 19 of 31: Nana’s crafts

My kids call my mom, Nana.

At Nana’s house, in the drawer in the kitchen, sits a can covered with wrapping paper and pencils that holds pens and pencils. I made it with my mom over 30 years ago.

About 5 years ago, while staying with my kids for an exteneded vacation, my mom had my kids make a pencil holder for me. It still sits in my kitchen and holds our pens and pencils. An easy craft, re-used aluminum can, wrapping paper and ribbons and made with love.

My mom loved to do crafts with me and I love to do crafts still! With my children, she’s always on the lookout for fun crafts to buy or things to do with them. She’s a do-er. And more importantly than the end product (which  may be beautiful or useful), it is the care and the time spent together that makes the crafting special. Thanks for sharing that with us Nana!




  1. jennysrich said,

    March 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    A memory they will share with her for their entire life! How wonderful.

  2. March 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Such a great way to engage with your children and grandchildren, doing crafts and you have a tangible memory at the end of it all every time, as proved by your post!

  3. Raivenne said,

    March 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Aww that is sweet. I used to enjoy doing small crafts with my sons when they were young, before video games became de rigueur. That pencil holder is adaorable.

  4. caroline524 said,

    March 20, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I love how she has not only made the craft with the kids but she still has the one that you made with her. My parents still have all my crafts from school.

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