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More crafty things here

It was my grandmother's funeral today. While cleaning out her apartment, I found lots of things that I had made for her as a child. Some amazing things there. If you click the LJ cut then I'll give explanations for each item.



My favorite of the lot. A miniature gingerbread house, made from Suralin (Fimo). A one in a kind thing!

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The other side of the gingerbread house. Doesn't it look very tasty? I always get hungry looking at it!

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Another favorite - often I did several of the same, but this is another one of a kind. I always loved shells.

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Miniature bowle / cocktail sticks, made from Suralin. The holder they are in used to hold glue. The flowers and leaves I decorated it with were sent to me by my aunt in West Germany. She knew me well!

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More Suralin stuff - a little pig with a real Pfennig for luck, and something to celebrate the 60th birthday. The elephant at the left happened after 1990 - I remember having bought a wooden one in an Indian shop and then thinking I can do this too. I added miniature beads to it.

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Snails, made from Suralin and real snail houses.

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Happy acorns!

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Painted stones - a seal and a turtle. These are "mass production", I have been showing other exemplares before

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Place cards. Simple folded paper, so it can stand (like the last row). You are supposed to write the name onto the line. I have no idea why I made so many of them? Guess I was on a creative spree!

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A heart made from salt dough, decorated with peppercorns and painted:

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Date: 2017-05-03 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] excentric397.livejournal.com
You are just so darn talented. I especially love the heart.

Date: 2017-05-06 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! I never knew anything else my entire life. Always plotting and planning! Did not always work out, but you certainly learn from your mistakes as well.

Also my Dad used to sit down with me and make crafty things together.

Date: 2017-05-06 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] excentric397.livejournal.com
What a great dad. You must have some good memories of that.

Date: 2017-05-15 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Yes, he really is a great dad. He cooks, he bakes, he cleans the bathroom, he repairs the toys the children break and he also helped with school work. He taught me a lot.

Date: 2017-05-03 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
I'm very sorry for your loss. It's lovely to see that she treasured all the things you made for her, though.

Date: 2017-05-06 08:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you for the condolences!
Yeah, it's really nice to be reminded of times long ago through things. I had forgotten about so many.

Date: 2017-05-03 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spaciireth.livejournal.com
Oh these are gorgeous. Your grandmother clearly treasured them. I love the gingerbread house especially.

Date: 2017-05-06 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yeah, the gingerbread house is definitely my favorite. I had seen it in the glass shelf when visiting her, but having it now in hand and looking at it from all sides I am all amazed about myself again ;)

Date: 2017-05-04 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com
*hugs* It's really sweet she kept all of them.

Stacey

Date: 2017-05-06 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you for the condolences!

It was really nice to see all the things again. I had known about some which were on display when I visited her, but had forgotten about others.

Date: 2017-05-04 08:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arashinoookami
Sorry to hear about your grandmother *hugs*

I love the gingerbread house and the snails!

Date: 2017-05-06 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you for the condolences!

Yeah, the gingerbread house is definitely my favorite. That looks as if it took quite some work! Which is why I only made that one.

The snails look so real! I remember looking up in a lexicon how they look like. My mother said "Ew" when she saw them ;)

Date: 2017-05-04 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owensheart.livejournal.com
Aww these are lovely.

Our condolences for your Grandmother *hugs*
Edited Date: 2017-05-04 11:29 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-06 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you, and thank you also for the condolences! Today we'll visit the grave for the first time.

Date: 2017-05-04 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vjezkova.livejournal.com
I am sorry to hear about your loss.Your Omi must have been very special to you...
You have had it in you since your childhood, that is for sure. So many lovely things made with love and with amazin details!
Your happy acorns are exactly the same thing I do for Naarmamo (Art Months) - and yours are more sophisticated with the hair and hats.
Thank you for sharing.

Date: 2017-05-06 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you for the condolences!

Yes, I was always wired that way, obviously! I never knew anything different. It's easy to forget what you have achieved years ago so it was a nice reminder.

Yes, I remember your acorns! It's so great that we had the same idea!

Date: 2017-05-05 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing these lovely treasures.

Date: 2017-05-06 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you for the condolences!
I love being reminded of things I did long ago.

Date: 2017-05-06 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annejack.livejournal.com
Hey Astra, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. But glad you could save some of the things you made for her. My, you are truly talented, girl! I'm envious of such a gift! Very lovely items. I especially love the gingerbread house and the shells

Date: 2017-05-06 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alumfelga.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother.
It's so lovely she kept all of the things you made. Not surpsising, though, as they show how talented you are.

Date: 2017-05-07 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annejack.livejournal.com
Hey Astra, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. But glad you could save some of the things you made for her. My, you are truly talented, girl! I'm envious of such a gift! Very lovely items. I especially love the gingerbread house and the shells

Date: 2017-05-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! And these two are my favorite as well. If anything this proves that I have been creative all my life, since childhood. I never knew anything else than seeing the beauty in other people's trash. I guess it is a gift indeed.

Date: 2017-05-09 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharp2799.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that she kept these things.

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