Thursday, April 12, 2012

My (reconstructive) Creative Space


So what do you do when your Grandma has a favourite dressing gown that is falling apart?  She has two other ones that she could wear, but they are just not the same level of comfy.  This one is her favourite, it is just right.

My Mum and step-dad (Steve) have been staying with us for the last 12 days.  Mum brought my Grandma's dressing gown with her hoping we could repair it.  It was just the two top panels that were falling apart, the rest of the dressing gown is fine.  I had a brain wave, and thought we could replace the worn, damaged panels with some panels decorated with fabric pens by Abbey and Zoe.

Pretty pictures

And it worked! (phew)  It required a lot of brain power to figure out the best way to replace the panels without taking the whole garment apart, but I managed it.  Luckily my Mum and Steve took the girls out to the playground (for a LONG play) so I could sew (and think) in peace.

Abbey chose to write some beautiful words, "I love Grandma"about her Great Grandma.  I was so proud of her.  We do miss her now we live so far away.


We all believe Grandma will love her new, and improved. dressing gown.  It certainly is one of a kind.

All the Creative Spaces are over here today.

Happy Thursday to you.



  1. Awww doesn;t that make your heart melt?

  2. what a gorgeous idea, I don't know a grandma or mum who wouldn't love a dressing gown like that.

  3. Awww, this is beautiful Cat and such a thoughtful idea. I am sure Grandma is going to love her new gown, repaired with love. Gorgeous! xo

  4. Aww what a sweet thing for you guys to do. I am sure she will love it!

  5. This is just the sweetest thing I have seen in a while. Well done for taking the time to make this so special for her. Absolutely gotgeous. Lisa xx

  6. Oh how very special - she's sure to love it!

  7. adorable....could not do better than that

  8. That is such a special thing to do...she will be the trendy great grandma I am sure. x

  9. What a special idea - well done to you and the girls. I am certain that Granma and Great Granny will enjoy wearing her new and improved dressing gown.

  10. Sweet - I'm sure it will mean a lot to your Grandma!

  11. Cat the dressing gown is just perfect and you're very clever to repair it so beautifully. x


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