Sunday, September 27, 2009

where it all began



I just unearthed this wee treasure of a book from a dusty box. This is where it all began. Sitting alongside my mum as she sewed, like Jed as he works on his own 'sewing projects' while i attempt bits of sewing in calm moments.

I loved this book when i was a girl, i loved that it was my mum's when she was a girl and that there was something of the fairytale in the sumptuous pictures. I think i tried most projects in there. Many hours were spent nutting out my wild ideas so they'd transfer from a fertile imagination into fabric form. With varying results, but i learnt alot.

My nana was a seamstress and her mama before her, so we are many generations of sewers.












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