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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?!
This sweet li'l 4x4 mini album is made using Graphic 45's "Once Upon A Spring Time" paper line. Find more detail on this project Here.
This is a special 4x4 mini album I made to sell. Special because I designed a holder for it to sit in with velvet jingle bells for the feet! You will find more about this project HERE.
This is my very first completed Family Recipe Album! The papers are by "Webster's Pages". Although it was a bit of a challenge, I created this stand for it to sit in on my kitchen desk top. I just luv the mason jar tag I created especially for this mini. You will find more details on this project here.
I created the adorable Christmas album below as a gift for my sister. I was so pleased how it turned out for her. I used Basic Grey's Jovial paper line and stickers. It contains some of my own hand drawn designs in it such as the snowman with the red top hat on and the snowman peeking from behind the santa pocket with felt accents on his…
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