Its commonly agreed in my family that my prominent craft gene was inherited from my Dad and my maternal grandmother. My brother and sister missed out, they aren't compelled like me to always be making stuff. And while all my kids have the artistic gene it is Miss A who has been stockpiling buttons, beads and pretty paper since she was tiny, making them into pictures, sculptures, dolls clothes, necklaces etc. She has it bad!
My beautiful niece, who turns 9 on Sunday, is also a maker. She rises early to craft cardboard castles, chocolate cake and dressups. She has the bug. Sadly she doesn't live close enough that I can craft with her, so I thought the next best thing would be a sewing/knitting kit made with love, in a little lined pouch/bag whipped up in the 40 degree heat we've been having round here. Made with a postal deadline I didn't get a great picture of it, but you get the idea. It is finished with my first machine buttonhole on the newish Janome. Yay! I feel a bit like a craft pusher but I know she'll love it and I can't wait to see what she makes.
Do you have the crafty gene? Who did you inherit it from and have you passed it on?!