Happy Father's Day From Craft Stylishcomments (4) June 15th, 2008
Today, after the hand-crafted cards and gifts have been given and the homemade breakfast in bed has been served, I am going to take a few moments to reflect on my own dear father who passed away many years ago. My dad was not a crafty dad in the material sense. He never made us cookies, or treehouses, or cool tee-shirts. But he did know how to create instant fun no matter what we were doing or where we were because he was funny and had never lost his sense of play. My father was great at crafting a joke and he was an amazing raconteur, holding us all spellbound with his crazy-funny stories about his medical school hijinks and baseball triumphs. In addition to teaching me the value and grace of being a good sport (we were Red Sox fans) he was also a great example in the art of reception. My siblings and I were always making him things and he treated each object with a reverence that made us feel special. His wallet was literally stuffed with things that we had made for him and he actually carried his cash around in his pocket. I'm lucky that my dad made me able to see the funny side of anything, able to dust myself off and believe in a 'next time' success and most importantly, the confident knowledge that no matter what it is--I can make it.
So Craft Stylish readers, we want to know: what did your dad make you?