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.