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A New Project and Back to my first Love in 2014!
I have wanted to make something for my Aunt Shirley for a couple or more years now, but i wanted it to be something she would use practically. Since I have been heavy into creating books and mini albums, my sweet, dear mom has not been so thrilled with me, even though she tried her best to love my newest craft as much as I did. She even bought all of the tools and wares of the trade to feel more a part and to show her support. She tried so very hard, but my mom's side of the family are mostly all seamstresses you see! For my mom, her mom, and her two sisters, it was all about sewing of any kind. They could sew anything they wanted.
My grandmother, who is no longer with us, was the most excellent seamstress I have ever yet known. She basted her seams by hand before she ever took them to her tread peddle singer. She made all of her clothes! She made her aprons, everything! She even made her own, most beautiful, full length coats to wear in winter. All her hand work was always beautifully done. So, naturally, her grand talents and love for perfection was passed on to her children and to some of her grandchildren, and yes one of them is me. I am so proud of my heritage in so much more than just the talents I've been blessed with, I am thankful most for the Godly heritage my grandmother passed on to us all. But for now, back to this project...
Even though my mom was and still is an excellent seamstress, she did her best to teach the basics of sewing, but I seemed to have ideas of my own. So, one day, I took some money I had earned, bought some fabric and a pattern and jumped out of the nest all on my own! And after putting a hidden pocket in that wrap around skirt at least three different times, I was in love with sewing and I never looked back! So, my very first love was and still is being a seamstress you see? Now, you will understand my choice in this project. It is for a seamstress who is not a scrap booker, card maker, or anything that has anything to do with paper. Fabric is her passion.
I had thought about, and may still do it, making her a practical recipe album, but for now, I am making her this one of a kind sewing notions book, so to speak. It will open like a book and have pages inside like a book, the difference is that it is made of fabrics rather than papers.
So... I am so happy with the way it is turning out so far, I thought I would share a few pics with you now. The first pic is the front cover.
God bless you all and thanks so much for stopping by my blog :o)
This is the sock monkey I had Lynn of "Handmade Creations by Lynn", to make for my granddaughter. I made a flower for her head and a cute tu-tu for her to wear. I love how she has turned out :o) I think Jasmine will love her too don't ya think?!
There is absolutely no way that I can settle down long enough to put into words all the change and emotions I am and have been experiencing over the past two weeks! So, for now, I am just going to share a little with you.
I have less than one week now before I move to the Raleigh area with my hubby and grandson! I know! This simple sentence in no way explains anything at all! I have a sister and her family who live in the area. I have an Aunt, an Uncle, three cousins, who live in the area, not to mention nieces and nephews who have grown into young adults without me. Two of my grandchildren live there as well.
Lifetime of a story put short? My husband and I have lived away from home and family since we were first married and this December we will have been married for 32 years! I know! A whole 3/4's of a lifetime! LOL! We have been apart due to his job in the area for almost 18 months only seeing each other on the weekends. But two weeks ago we decided we were not waiting on the …
I have for so very long, a few years now, wanted to make a doll house album. I have talked about it, drawn out ideas and designs for it, and mulled over it for quite some time. The only other project that took me this long to pull together was my first Recipe Album!! Yesterday, I decided on a design and today a theme! Two elements one absolutely must possess in order to create any thing at all! I was thinking I should like to have my book designed so that I can have interactive paper dolls in it. I thought that I would design them as well, but as I glanced through an old 2009 desk calendar by Mary Engelbreit, I decided I would try to use the many paper dolls I have in the magazines I have collected of hers over the years instead. I think I have found a suitable paper line as a base to start. So! Onward and upward I go in true Mary Engelbreit fashion!!
Wish me luck!