Since I was a small child I have loved working with fabrics – the touch and feel of them is so inspiring and colour is a passion for me. My mother used to make all of my dresses for me when I was young – with matching head kerchiefs and headbands for each dress and she would always cut out a dress from the same fabric for a matching dress for my doll. I have a memory of hand sewing a doll dress from fabric scraps with my mom when I was about 5 years old.
As a young mother I carried on the tradition and made many of my children’s clothes…..little coats with embroidered images on the back – matching hats – they were stylish toddlers! Each Christmas eve the kids received new flannel jammies I had worked on prior to the holidays.
And now – in my spare time – I actually have a very demanding career – I play with fabric. My friends at Chetwyn Farms – Shed – inspired me to make some project bags for them… I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed making them.