Friday, 28 March 2014

A little tribute to Ellen

28th March was my paternal grandma Ellen's birthday, and as she is one of the people whose stories I am the sum of, today I'm sharing something she made for me when I was little.
This is an epic photo of me in about 1974/75 on the beach in Cornwall wearing a towelling beach robe my Nan made for me. My brother had one too, but I can't remember what colour his was and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any photographic evidence of it.

The idea was that we would come out of the sea, freezing cold and we could pop on our beach robes to warm up!


My Nan made a lot of clothes and often visited us with a suitcase of not quite finished things that we would then try on so she could get the fit right. Sometimes they were full of pins and we used to moan a lot as kids. Now of course I really appreciate how lovely and totally unique the items she made for us really were.


I think we can all agree I am rocking this beach look - I don't think I said it enough at the time, thanks Nan x

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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

4 comments:

  1. How sweet! My Mimmie made clothes for me as well, except since I had a sister she made two of everything and I HATED when it was fitting time because we'd just sit there and match. But now I have very fond memories of my Laura Ashley printed jump suits, and one time at my request some metallic magenta Hammer pants :)

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  2. Metallic Magenta Hammer pants do sound pretty awesome. Is there any photographic evidence of them I wonder!

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  3. This is a great beach look! Suits you wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

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    1. I think the tan line round my ankles where my socks had been is especially fetching!

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