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Yesterday at a school book sale I happened upon a book that all at once got my memories, imagination and crafty intentions stirred up. I had forgotten this book for 25+ years but now I cannot think of anything else.
What the 'H' has this got to do with craft? the book I came across was The Bedspread by Sylvia Fair. The story follows two bored elderly sisters confined to bed that take on a project to craft their childhood homes by decorating their (shared) bedspread, each decorating one end with Crochet, Embroidery, Applique, Buckles, Curtain rings anything that they could find in their old work baskets. Upon viewing the finished article, they realise they both remembered very different things about their family life, a sweet, charming and inspiring read.
The concept of Crafting your Mantra was introduced to me by Sewmantra 'Mama' Martiel but reading this book really brought the idea home. All I can picture in my mind now is recreating this project to hand down to my baby daughter, and being a thrifty recycled crafter I envision my version including lots of repurposed clothing, pieces of vintage lace, repurposed doilies, Rick Rack, Yo-yos, Ribbons and Buttons.
Finding this book again really spoke to me, so this weekend why not try picking up an old childhood favourite and seeing what yours says to you :)