This gorgeous 50s inspired bag is made by my very clever mother. She has up cycled original 50s handles and the body of the bag is made by sewing coloured ricrac onto mattress ticking. If you look closely you can see how she has done it. She made this sometime ago, when my late grandmother was still about. Grandma was also an amazing crafter – she tried her hand at everything! The story goes that even in her frail state at the end she was still able choose the next row of colour my mother was to sew on her bag. This is a great sewing project and one that has many memories sewn into each row.
We had a delightful few days with Grandma during the school holidays. A real treat to have her come and stay…..there were walks and talks and play. On the last day we took a drive to a local water fall that was very full and “loud” as Amelia said. We also had a great morning tea at a local cafe that has the best collection of old kitchen scales I have ever seen. We visited the chocolate factory and were treated to samples (yum!) and everyone posed in front of the old Blacksmith’s shop that apparently was saved from demolition. It is funny – this local town is teeny, tiny and only 20 minutes away. We should pop out more often. Now I know there is an Op shop…hhhmmm. And it is one of those old fashioned op shops where everything is 50 cents or fill a bag for $4. No excuse now.