Thursday, September 9, 2010
My sweet neice, Maggie, turned 6 today. I made her a little drawstring bag and embroidered her age on it. I put 6 dollar coins in the bag to make a perfectly lovely gift. I hope she likes it!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Yesterday I made Nola this skirt for school.
One of my earliest memories is staying with my nanny in Cambridge, England and her making me a quick skirt while my mum was out. It was a simple cotton skirt - very flowery as was her way.
I was so excited and completely amazed that she could make a piece of clothing so quickly and without a pattern.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This project was a definite collaboration between the girls and I. The girls drew self portraits in chalk and then I embroidered their pictures and made the bags. I am really pleased how the bags came out and the girls are very proud of them. And the best thing is that their first school bags are so meaningful, so personalized and so them.