When was the last time you made pastry from scratch? Or sewed a button back onto a shirt? If you're like most modern mums, there's a good chance you don't know how.
A new survey by oven manufacturer Neff has suggested that traditional household skills like these are dying out, as many women today are simply too busy to learn them.
Making cupcakes is one thing - more than half of modern mums can easily whip up a batch. But when it comes to the more traditional crafts, less than 15 per cent can darn socks and only one in ten have the know-how to make their own curtains.
As a result around 40 per cent of young mums admit to relying on their own mothers because they lack these basic skills themselves.
But it's not that they don't want to learn. They do! And they feel quite passionate about it too.
Some 65 per cent of all the mums surveyed said they tried to acquire more traditional household skills either before or after they had children on order to pass them down to younger generations.
So where should they start? Well baking and needlecraft are among the top skills that young mums want to master, following by making pastry and knitting.
The latter may certainly be a dying art, but knitting can actually be a great hobby. It's relaxing and you get to use the finished product, whether you make scarves for the kids in winter, a cardigan for a newborn baby or a cosy autumn jumper for yourself.
"This positive response emphasises a resurgence of the 'make do and mend' ethos, which has been adopted by the nation in recent years," said Neff in response to the study.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your cotton apron, get your knitting needles, sewing kit, weighing scales or rolling pin out and get practising.