I am a hoarder. I learned from my mum.
Two years ago, my parents decided to make a "city change", moving from country SA to Adelaide. It was a good decision for them, but a real challenge for mum - editing their belongings to make it possible to move from a sprawling country home to a town house.
As a result, the "stuff" I had left at mum and dad's place when I moved out so many years ago became my responsibility again.That stuff included a whole bunch of things I had made when I was young. Would you like to see?
I loved art class at school, and was especially proud of my pyramid money box - I remember being so excited after firing to find that the lid still fitted!
Early evidence of my hoarding / reusing ways - this lumpy decoupage box was decorated with the insides of envelopes from a pen friend.
I'm not sure when / why I made this apron - I really hope it wasn't for Home Economics Class - I think I would have failed...
Despite its inferior construction, it is a favourite dress up these days - especially when singing "I'm a little teapot" - and has made it into the kitchen a few times too. I think it deserves a little repair work to help it last a little longer.
In late high school, I had a craft stall at a christmas market one year to raise money for charity (I was such a good girl!) and echidna pin cushions were one of my products. I don't know if I found the pattern in one of mum's books, or made it up (I know I did that a bit, with varying levels of success!). I think it's kind of cute. These days she mostly gets around without pins, and is called "Tickles."
And the knitted blanket in the background? Well, I started it in my teens - and finished it a few years ago!
Is your home also filled with little crafty archaelogical finds? I would love to see!
For some lovely creative inspiration (of a more up to date nature), visit Kirsty...