Once I mentioned here one of the earliest things I made that I still have, a pincushion. And I thought maybe it deserved a post of its own as it is so funny to me to look at it now!
I made this when I was about seven, a gift for my grandmother. Each wonky stitch is lovingly and painstakingly hand done by me; two fabric squares joined together with overstitches of different shades and thicknesses of green thread. The word "PINS" is done in double running stitch, alternating the dashes in pink and green thread.
It is stuffed with a rather scant amount of something that has gone a bit lumpy, probably cotton wool or something like, knowing me and my "make-do" crafting ethic.
When my grandmother passed away I inherited her sewing basket along with everything in it, and I rediscovered this little thing that she had obviously kept and used for the twenty or so years that she had had it. Granny used it for needles not pins, so I do too now. The fact that she lovingly preserved and treasured it has imbued it with an extra specially important significance to me.
What's the earliest thing you remember making, and do you still have it?