I delved into the old family photographs this week (for crafting purposes!) and this image is the one I've been working with.
Isn't she gorgeous? She is my grandma - her name was Dolly - pictured in the early 1920's. She was born in 1903 and had her first baby (my dad) in 1928.
Grandma first taught me how to sew when I was about 7 or 8 - I made some horrendous dolls' outfits and gonks (remember them, anyone?) - so I think she would be doubly proud that her image is being used on a vintage-style handbag that I've made for Craftseller magazine.
It's felt like quite a personal project and I've really enjoyed it. I think my decision to do some hand stitching around the image may have been subconsciously influenced by those sewing sessions I had with Grandma in the 1960's, with the fabric samples and thread she brought home from the shirt works. I still have some of those sewing threads!
What have you been making this week?