My Dad passed away in February this year and it has been a tough year without him. Especially when I needed tips for my Christmas ham! (see previous post).
When someone close to you dies it's hard to know what to do with all of their things. You don't want to throw them out, you don't want to give them away, yet they can't sit in the cupboard forever.
My mum came to visit me last month and I asked her to bring all of Dads ties with her; I didn't explain why.
As a Christmas present I had his ties made into beautiful broaches by Fran at The Seamstress. Now mum can wear a little piece of Dad on her heart whenever she likes.
I'm keeping the purple one for myself, or maybe the navy one, I can't decide.
If you would like some tie broaches made, please contact Fran on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm also going to make softies out of his woollen jumpers and sock monsters out of his socks.