Hats

Déjà vu?

And was this the forerunner to Ministry of Handmade?

This photo was taken in 1968 at a hat shop in Nundah run by my mother, Florence Francis (pictured at right and now 80), and my aunt, Dorothy Gaskell (pictured at left and now 83). My mother also ran her dressmaking business from this location.

Both these crafty ladies are still sewing their hearts out and are a source of inspiration and encouragement. I hope I am still getting my “craft on” when I am 83 and that I will still be inspiring and encouraging others!