Beach Hut Five is all about my wider family who have been part of my life. The snaps in my photograph albums show the faces of my mum, dad, sister, in-laws, godmother, aunts, uncles and cousins who have shared in my everyday life, celebrations and holidays but how do you capture that in a beaded beach hut? Most were with me on my wedding day and the beach hut definitely has a feeling of something old, something borrowed and something blue. I didn't set out with this intent but I collected some bits and pieces from mum's sewing boxes which is what my sister and I did when she made my wedding dress and I made my mum's dress for the wedding as she had shingles.
The stripes of the beach hut are made from old tiny mother of pearl buttons
and lace borrowed from my mum's sewing boxes
and new blue buttons and beads.
I also scrapbook my family history and wanted to include something of my past ancestors so I love the antique feel the older bits give. A loving family anchors and supports you so a lovely little silver anchor charm sits on the roof
and a flag made from scraps of my going away dress are held up by a heart flag pole.