|Granny Quilt by meandmy2guys|
This is a picture of a quilt I hand pieced over about 3 years. I call it my Granny quilt. When my sewing Granny was ill in hospital Mum and Aunty taught me how to English Paper Piece. I purchased the fabrics in the quilt and started it just after she passed away. It's all in greens and blues and spots and stripes which were particular favourites of hers. So every time I see this quilt (which is across the bottom of my bed) I think of Granny.
When I was growing up my Mum was also a creative person, being a schoolteacher she was always full of ideas for easy, seasonal craft projects for children, some of which I still practice today. She taught me to cross stitch, tapestry, more sewing and moreover to basically try anything crafty that caught my eye. School holidays would be full of trips to craft supply stores picking up this and that for our latest project. Today Mum is my biggest champion, endlessly purchasing supplies for me, encouraging my every crafty pursuit and bragging about me and my creations to anyone she meets. With her busy schedule she tends to live her crafty life vicariously through me now but does still have a few slow burn projects on the go. So often now it's me who enjoys teaching her some new crafty trick or taking her to a class.
My Aunt, my Mum's sister, is also a creative force in my life. We share a great love of sewing, knitting and now, thanks to her great instruction, crochet. We can often be found chatting or emailing or texting about our latest fabric purchase or this or that pattern or blog we've found.
|Bree's assistant, Guy 4 years, helping her with my crochet|
and the finished product being tested out by daughter, Amelie 4 months.
|meandmy2guys handmade wears made using the skills |
she learnt from the talented women in her life.
meandmy2guys was born out of a desire to document her creations and crafty journey. Her creations are fun and functional articles for the home and family. Bree has been crafting her whole life and eagerly involves any willing (and sometimes not so willing) participants! To find out more about Bree go to her blog - www.meandmy2guys.blogspot.com. If you wish to check out Bree's creations go to her Etsy store.