Nana bag


I have been thinking of my little 4'10" Nana today, it's just gone 10 years since she passed away and I miss her. We could chat so easily and fill in many hours pottering around her garden, working together in the kitchen or crafting together in the evening. This bag I made a year or so back is made from some bits and pieces from Nana's collection over the years. I love the antique crazy patchwork look of it and the soft colours I know Nana would love. I use this bag to hold unfinished embroidery projects or sometimes it even goes shopping with me.



Here she is Louisa Lily, she was born in 1913 in March, Cambridgeshire, England. She was the youngest child in the family and her mother tragically passed away at 45 from Tuberculosis when Nana was only 7. She was raised by different siblings until she was 16 when her father decided to bring her to Australia to look after him and one of his sons. They lived in a tent and then a slab hut, not quite what Nana was used to, life was hard. Nana met and married a few years later and raised her own family of four in the NE of Victoria.

2 comments:

Dee said...

Your Nana bag is beautiful!

Lisa said...

What a pretty bag, and so special!