The "panty-hose doll" phase lingers in my house. Mom made two angels with panty-hose faces that I still display every year at Christmas.
She could paint, and even gave painting lessons for a time. These two paintings are hanging in our house now.
Over the years, she stitched me entire business-like suits and even made bathing suits for me. If I weren't so lazy, I would post of photo of a holiday dress she made for me one year. It incredible, and I looked very good in it, if I do say so myself. It was long sleeved and had a high neckline in the front, but dipped in the back (to the bra line!), and the ruffles on the bottom almost came to my knees. Pure 1980's - but in a good way!
But I found my favorite thing she ever did in my baby book.
My birth announcement.
Love you, Mom.