"No, honey, we're not getting anything. We're getting rid of some old scraps and junk," Paul explains.
"But Dad," Katherine protests. "What if we see something that's very useful?"
Katherine's reputation for resourceful craft projects has spread with family and friends. So I get phone calls such as this: "I've been cleaning out my basement and I have some fabric scraps. I thought Katherine would like them." Or this: "I found a box of art supplies that we aren't using. I thought of Katherine..."
They are right, of course. With a few scissor snips and a glue gun, the fabric scraps were transformed into camping kits for her dolls--complete with matching sleeping bags. The latest box of craft supplies has been an invaluable source of inspiration as she constructs handmade Christmas gifts for friends and family.
|Katherine and her snowman Hanes|