Did you know that this Sunday, October 1st, is National Grandparents Day? It was introduced by Age UK in 1990, to of course honour the wonderful Grannies and Granddads in our lives.
I know that my late Nanny and Grandpa played a huge part in my life growing up. Due to their creativity, I feel they inspired much of my interest in arts and crafts when I was young. They were always working on their lovely garden, and my grandpa loved telling my about the correspondence art course he took when he was young. I remember him showing me how to use shading to make drawings look realistic. My grandmother always had a project on the go. From embroidery, crochet and knitting, to gem stone trees and paper quilling, she’d always have something creative on her lap, every day. Of course I always wanted a go and she was always happy to indulge me. Maybe without their inspiration, Pink Elephant Crafts and my little wooden peg dolls would not be here as a result today!
How do you honour your Grandparents and show them how much you love and appreciate them? AS can be seen here, Lots of my lovely customers are choosing to show them by giving them a gift as lovely and truly as unique as they are….. My peg dolls!
I’ve also previously written a blog post about this lovely Grandparents Peg Doll set that included the grandchildren too.
You can find out more about Age UK, GrandParents Day and support the excellent work they do on their website.
Can I create some Grandparents Day Peg Dolls for that special couple who loved and inspired you growing up? As always, find out more about what the personalised peg doll process entails on our information page here.
In loving memory of my very own Nanny and Grandpa, who although I miss greatly continue to inspire me every day.
Cwtch ♥ Mawr