Friday 13 February 2009
Today's heart-themed post is dedicated to the memory of my late sister Jacqui, who shared my love of crafting, taught me a lot of what I know, imbued me with enthusiasm to try new things and encouraged me in all I did in a very practical and honest way. The hand-made paper heart collage was her present to me on my birthday in 1994 and it hangs on my kitchen wall where I can see it while I'm busy feltmaking at the sink, or being a Domestic Goddess at the stove! Whilst her physical presence is no longer something I am able to enjoy, her influences are around me daily and I still rely on her for support and inspiration. Though I now think of her as a helpmeet through life, there was a time when she was just a pesky little sis. When she was about a year old, she ate most of my treasured stamp collection and gave my favourite dolly a tattoo. On her forehead. With an indelible pen. What a girl!