I always used to make my own clothes from about the age of 13. The scrapbook page shows me wearing a dress I made in 1978, which I was so proud of, very Laura Ashley but not in the real material as it was too expensive! I have always loved things with sewing items on them and dressmakers dummies. The cross stitch picture I stitched in 1995. When I tried to get the pattern I was wrongly told it was discontinued so I wrote to a x-s magazine and asked if anyone had the pattern I could borrow. This began the friendships I have with people around the world. In particular my friend in the USA who I went to stay with, and my friend in Australia who has been over here and met me twice. When I had finished the x-s picture my then MIL said "oh lovely....why hasn't that lady got a head???" (I kid you not and she was a seamstress too!). It still makes me laugh to see this picture and remember her remark. So I was doing a bit of daydreaming and realised that I had also purchased these three little mannequins that sit in my bedroom, in front of a couple of cards I have made and can't bear to part with. Then sitting at my desk I realised that one of my pieces of research for my MBA has a dummy on it too! How spooky is that - could that be why I was actually drawn to the paper rather than for its academic merits LOL!
No cards at the moment - and yet I have more time.Saturday I spent tidying my stash and think it is under better control - for now! Still another rework for the dissertation but this is hopefully the last.
My OH Mother had me hook line and sinker at the weekend. She said very casually had Stewart told me she had been going to card making classes - NO I said thinking they could have told me. She gets a card out of the drawer and says what did I think, well it was really good and I am saying so and saying how I am glad she is making cards when they both start laughing and she says " I bought it at the charity shop" but we thought it would be a good laugh to let you think I had made it! She should be on the stage the little tinker I fell right into that one.