Crafting with Clyde and Gail Martin

My mom tried all sorts of crafts over the years, from stenciling on pillowcases in the 1950s to macrame plant hangers in the 1970s.  After retirement, my dad and mom worked on some crafts together like the wagon wheel rugs based on a vintage craft from their Kansas pioneer background.  Here’s How to Make Wagon Wheel Rugs from Rags.  They also made large Christmas decorations from pom-poms.  How to Make a Pom-pom Candy Cane for a Door or Wall Decoration.   I also liked the fluffy cats they made from pom-poms.  Mom started making rag dolls with the extra strips of sheeting left from the wagon wheel rugs.  How to Make a Prairie Doll of Rags is based on her childhood memories turned into recent crafting activity.

Mom's Prairie Doll
Mom's Prairie Doll

2 thoughts on “Crafting with Clyde and Gail Martin

  1. Gail L. martin November 16, 2008 / 4:21 am

    My parents, Clarence and Ruth McGhee painted some of the first ‘paint-by-number’ kits years ago. The kit only had one brush so Daddy used wooden toothpicks to fill in the tiny places. I have one of their pictures in a Cedar frame made by my Daddy.

  2. JACKIE TRUPIANO May 16, 2010 / 5:46 pm

    I saw the wagon wheel rugs at Silver Dollar City in Branson MO and loved them. I would love to make one – can I buy a kit or a wagon wheel. I do have a hula hoop -Not sure how to finish it before removing from the wheel. Any guidance you can give will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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