It Runs in the Family

Do you remember who taught you to craft?  My grandma is my crafty hero.  She taught me to sew and she was resourceful and thrifty.  When people tell me I'll never have time to make stuff when I have a baby, I usually mention my grandma, who had NINE kids and still found time to sew.  Even outside of crafting, she was the kind of person you wanted to be.

Daniel and I decided years ago that if we had a daughter, we'd name her Eleanor for Grandma.

One of my favorite things in the nursery is this dress.  My grandma made it and my mom wore it as a baby.  It's amazing that it's still in such great condition - my mom was the third of seven girls!

I love that my mom saved this.  It's perfect for Ellie's room, made by the woman she was named after.


Carrie said...

That is a gorgeous dress. I love heirloom items!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

What a beautiful dress! I don't think I told you that I think Ellie is such a wonderful name! I hope Miss Ellie is letting you get some sleep.

Lori said...

That is so neat. I love stuff like that.

I can't wait to meet Miss Ellie. Those pictures on facebook are fabulous!!!

Patty said...

I love that dress and framing it for the nursery is such a great idea. And cngratulations on your new baby girl!

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