Thursday, July 14, 2011


Many years ago (40+?), I acquired this sewing basket. It served me for quite a few years, until it was no longer big enough for all my supplies, and I bought a new basket. Then when Jess was young, she "inherited" it and filled it with her own supplies. I think most of her supplies must have come from her Grandma G, because I don't recognize much of what's in it. Anyway, Courtney discovered it in the basement one day not long ago, and she found it to be a treasure trove of goodies! (Jess had not taken those goodies with her when she left the basket behind.)

There were ribbons and beads and yarn, for a start. After cutting some of the ribbon into smaller pieces and writing on them, she then proceeded to make a necklace and bracelet for herself (with a little help from me). These were all her own ideas.

What she didn't realize was that if you lift out the top, there's a whole bigger compartment underneath it. I didn't tell her about that until this past Tuesday. She was delighted! Oh, there were so many wonderful things in there... tons of scraps of fabric, a few bits of lace, and even a couple of old socks (socks, Jess???).

Right away Courtney knew what she wanted to make. She picked the "fabrics", told me how she wanted them to go, and I sewed them together for her. Can you tell what it is?

Here's another clue:

Okay, how 'bout now:

YES!! It's a bed... for her Hello Kitty that she happened to have along that day!

Perfect fit, huh?

Josie liked it, too. She seemed a bit too interested, to Courtney's dismay.

But it turns out all she wanted to do was snuggle Hello Kitty!

Oh, we do have fun on Grandma's Courtney days! And my little artist is turning out to also be a designer. I think she's following closely in Auntie Jess's footsteps!


Jess said...

Uh, sorry about the socks. I don't know what I was thinking.

JHRME said...

Josie mustuv known that "Kitty" was a kindred spirit. "Hello" :) I think I have projects just like that lurking somewhere!

Lori said...

Too cute!!!!!!!!1

Becky said...

Love it! What fun to discover the sewing basket and have the family connection of creativity!

Live a Colorful Life said...

such a great post. What a find!!

The Luedtke Family said...

How did I miss this darling post? So much fun!