My mum was a passionate artist. Her whole life she was drawing, painting, making porcelain dolls, heirloom teddies and was an incredible seamstress. I inherited her (overwhelming) collection of books and magazines and have been sorting through them for nearly 7 years now.
I have given a lot of her things away, sold some of her books on Ebay, and still have lots more. Today I'm trying to decide what to do with her Sew Beautiful magazines. I have about 40 and they are an incredible resource for all things sewing. Mostly they contain heirloom sewing (christening gowns, flower girl dresses, etc.) projects, but they have lots of fun applique ideas and quilt designs, etc. I DO find them inspiring, but pretty sure I don't need to keep all 40. I will not be making any of these fabulous things for my daughter, but I do dream of making a beautiful princess dress for my grandaughter... Will I be the seamstress then that my mum was? I would need to be in order to "pull off" one of these projects. Here is just a wee sample of what these magazines contain: (the shadows are from my windows. i was trying to take the photos in the sunshine)