Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fabric Scrap Book Pages
I have seen on Pinterest, Blogs and Facebook pages, people that make scrap book pages out of fabric. I have always wanted to try my hand at it. I always thought they looked so lovely and last night I actually dreamed about it. So, I decided this morning it was time to make my own!
The photo in this scrapbook page is of my grandmother and my mother. My mother was the oldest child of seven, and I know they were not of any wealth, but I guess before the rest of the family came along, they were able to afford this photo session. I don't know of any other pictures in the family of my grandmother with any of the other siblings (my aunts and uncles) in this type of setting.
These two photos are of me when I was a baby. Taken in 1963. I was a chubbers! My son calls my granddaughter chubicles and I guess the sweet thing gets it from her grandmother (ME)....although, since she has been walking and running, her baby chubs are going away and she is thinning out.
Just a closer view.
This photo is of me and my mom. Taken in 1966. I was 5 years old. I remember going to Watt & Shand in Lancaster, Pa to have these taken. It is funny what you remember.
I always thought my mother was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was until the day she died last December 20, 2012.
This photo is of my maternal grandparents on the day they became engaged to be married. I'll always remember the story my grandmother told me of how she met my grandfather. My grandmother lived on a small farmette of sorts, and she and her two sisters were out front of the house just hanging around when a truck full of guys came down the old country road and they started flirting with the guys. Next thing you know, she hooked up with my grandfather and the rest is history....a family of seven and many many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A true love story as when my grandfather passed away (when I was 10 years old), my grandmother would never remarry. She had many suitors from church after he passed away, but she would never act on any of them. She said she would only ever love one man and that was my grandfather. My grandmother passed away about 5 years ago. She loved my grandfather until the day she died.
I will continue to make this scrap book of my family. I have a picture of my maternal great grandparents that I need to photo copy and will continue on down my family with my boys and my granddaughter as well as my brother and my sister. It will be a family scrapbook to pass on down the family with pictures of our heritage as well as my handcrafting.
This is a fun project! If you have fabric, paper, lace, doily scraps you don't know what to do with, try it! I used muslin as a base fabric. Except the above picture was actually a linen napkin as a base.