Sunday, 20 May 2007

Treasues from my childhood

We spent a lovely weekend at Caloundra, catching up with my Mum and Dad who were up holidaying from Victoria They're currently decluttering, so Mum brought up a few things from my childhood to give to me. My favourite is the Holly Hobbie dress I wore to my kindy dress up over 30 years ago! I'll have to dig up the photo of me in the same dress, but here's Louisa in it.

One of my sisters had the pink one, which is way too big for Elizabeth at the moment, but I'll hold onto it until hse does fit into it.

Also amongst the goodies was this toy sewing machine. Louisa's having a lot of fun playing around with it, although it only does a very dodgy straight stitch and keeps unthreading itself.

Also amongst the parcel were my high school uniform (which still fits!), some Holly Hobbie sheets, and an alphabet pillowcase and a cotton floor length dress my mum wore to my uncles' wedding many years ago.

7 comments:

novy said...

Louisa looks so pretty in that dress. I wish my mum had saved clothes that I used to wear so I can put them on DD now.

lolliegirl said...

I love Holly Hobbie! Your girls look so cute in the dresses. I'd love to see a pic of you wearing the dress too!

fallen~from~grace said...

awww how cute do your girls look in those dresses! Just beautiful! I love the little sewing machine as well, my mum has saved hers from when was little and is doing it up to give to my eldest DD ( she's 6)

Kim said...

Those dresses are gorgeous. I can't believe you still fit your high school uniform too! Well done!

Kylie said...

Oh yes childhood memories - it is funny how we are into them at the moment - but 10years ago I did not want to know about them - I just bought back my strawberry shortcake and cabbage patch dolls.

ingrid said...

Oh what lovely treasures. The dress look wonderful on Miss Louisa. And that machine! Wow what a sweet thing to pass on to your daughters. It's cuteness more than makes up for it's sewing ability.

Helen said...

Holly Hobbie! Awwwwww, blast from the childhood past! I used to have a HH pillow case, thought I as sooooo cool!