My mother used to treasure keepsakes. They were most often clothes. Clothes me and my sister wore as babies or toddlers. Clothes that have emotional and sentimental value. A dress, a cape, lace socks, blankets. Things like that. And not many of them, but several, carefully selected pieces that are truly worth treasuring. Things that were created with love and affection.
Hiding in a wooden box I dug out these two lovely things.
A knit dress in a pale shade of dusky rose. It is created by my grandma's hands according to her design. The upper part has a lace resembling bodice while the lower part is made in a gorgeous pattern I still didn't decipher.
Well, that woman had magic in her hands and made wondrous things whether it was the crafts, the food or the home. I am amazed at the tiny stitches and the compactness of the dress after all these years. One thing is for sure - I am not letting it go.
Then there is this amazing cape.
She had made this combining a soft white yarn with silk floss / thread, thus the cape obtains a fabulous effect and is really remarkable. I am proud to say that when Eva was a baby she wore the cape a lot and we received many compliments on the craftsmanship. There is a blanket in the same pattern and yarn to match the cape, but I don't really remember where I have stored that.
Anyway, this is the week when I am airing and washing all keepsakes so there would be more of these treasures coming up in future posts.