Also it is a JOY seeing what people do with their hands. I love it!
Busy hands make happy hearts... it is true!
For the next few weeks I will add a Show and Tell as I can. We are starting with Kelley! A while back we took a look at some craft and inspiration rooms. Kelley shared her room which you can see here. I think if you want to get the full picture have a look at the space Kelley first created for herself and how she did it!
It is worth noting Kelley travels a lot. She has had a very busy year for many reasons. Yet take a look...
This is a little dress she made for her Grand Daughter....
The body of the dress is made from a bed sheet. The hem is made from another flat sheet.
The little pockets say "His" and "Hers" and are made from old His and Her pillowcases. 😍
The little collar is made from a doily!
It is tied at the back with a huge pink bow. Oh my goodness!
Kelley has another Grand Daughter on the way! So she is sewing away....
First a quilt... also made from old bed sheets...
I love the colours and vintage prints!
This is another little dress... this one made from a jumper. I think jumper means something different in the US... i.e. a pinafore. Well I THINK so! Someone help me out with that. In any instance it is recycled from a garment that Kelley got in the thrift store.
It has Mother of Pearl buttons highlighting both the bodice and the hem line. So sweet!
Kelley is now working initials onto the Dedication Gown for her new Grand Daughter...
Again so special and so personal.
And there is a special Bib to go with it...
Kelley made a series of dolls for a baby...
I especially love the hair bows! And that each one is so individual!
And finally a little jacket for her Grand Daughter. Her daughter loves yellows and mustards, being a red head like her Mum! I note one of the little dolls above is a red head too!
Thank you Kelley so much for sharing your work! It made my day. I love that you use so many recycled bits and pieces and reinvent things. I love the beauty, creativity and economy of what you make. It is all so gorgeous and wayyyy beyond anything you can get in the stores. They are all heirlooms and speak of a Grand Mothers love.
This has me thinking about my new year plans and dreams. Moving is done. I have my garden planted. Hot weather will be coming where I will need to do things quietly inside for days and days. I will start sewing and get my craft room set up. I am so lucky to have a craft room now! Saying that this is a bonus but we do not have to have a special room to create. I used to sew in the lounge room on a side table for a long time! And hand sewing can be done anywhere. We can do something that is for sure!
I hope you are inspired too!
If you would like to participate in Show and Tell email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good new week! I enjoyed Sunday. I got out my planner and thought over my week. We got off to a good start with some rest too! xxx