I’ve been having a sort out and a declutter over the past couple of months, and have had the opportunity to go through lots of my children’s old clothes and toys! Many of them have a special sentimental value, and whilst Marie Kondo might not approve, I’m keeping them all as treasured childhood keepsakes!
My children’s baby clothes are carefully packed away but I did find some of my daughters toddler tops and dresses, and decided that I could use them to create something special. I have known for some time that I wanted to replace the Next bunting in her bedroom, and using her toddler tops seemed the perfect solution. I couldn’t have sent my children’s baby clothes away to be chopped up, but her toddler tops seemed perfect – especially as I’d kept the ones made from the prettiest of fabrics.
I had a seamstress, Tamsin from The Patchwork Angel, recommended to me (I am absolutely terrible with a needle and thread!) and contacted her about my idea. She was so encouraging about the whole project that shortly after I sent a parcel of pretty tops and dresses to her, carefully posted by Recorded Delivery!
In no time at all I went to pick up my order and I now have some beautiful and totally meaningful memory bunting for my daughter’s bedroom. It makes me smile whenever I see it and I couldn’t be more pleased!
Thank you Tamsin for such beautiful work and for providing me with something to treasure for ever!