Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sew Many Memories

I was over at my mom's house Tuesday evening looking through some old pictures with her and came across this one of her.  It isn't the greatest of quality, but it made me think back when I was young and what a seamstress my mom was.  Now mind you, when I was a little girl, little girls wore dresses almost all the time.   Boy how times have changed!  My mom would make my sister and I beautiful dresses.  Always full of lace, or smocking, or embroidery or appliqueing.  I can remember one of my favorite dresses had flowers embroidered all along the bottom. Now I know this page has a hodge podge of embellishments on it, but they all symbolize my mom and her sewing.
 I made this layout and entered it  over at Sketchy Thursdays.  The winner will get a spot as the guest designer for the month of June.  Here is their sketch:
I am also entering this over at Practical Scrappers where their current challenge is patterned paper.
I think just about all of the paper I used is October Afternoon, plus a little of Cosmo Cricket.  The beautiful crochet flowers I bought from AnnieDesigns. You should check out her etsy shop, she has some beautiful flowers. The cute little thread, sewing machine, safety pin, scissors  and mannequin are by Maya Road. The chipboard letters SEW are by Pink Paislee.

19 comments:

Sherri said...

This is "sew" beautiful. My mother is also a sew-er so I relate to it very much. Gorgeous work!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

This is great! So many pretty details..... Beautiful Work! Happy Thursday!

Darien said...

This came out WONDERFULL!!!!!!!!!!! I Love all the Details and The crochet embellishments are perfect for this lo!!! Great take on the sketch! I think you will be the winner!!!
Hugs!!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... this is soooo amazing!! You have such talent and I love checking out all the things you add to your LOs... they always have such a personal touch and so much meaning!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!
Barb :)

Jackie Anderson said...

You have brought back so many fond memories of my own childhood and mother with this delightful and beautiful page! We must be about the same age! LOL! In fact, I could just switch out the photo and replace it with one of my mom if you would just be so kind as to send it my way! I, too, think you will win.

Fern said...

Debbie, this is absolutely gorgeous and what a tribute to your mother!!! I bet she loves it!!! I can't get over all of the details you've added and it's perfect with the sketch!!!! You have such a keen eye for design! I luv your work!!!! Hugs!!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your paper and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!

Kim said...

Debbie,
OMG, where do I begin on this incredible layout. I love the sewing theme and all the notions! This is a very powerful layout.....probably my fave of yours. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Practical Scrappers.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Julia said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful layout Debbie so much to look at. I bet your Mom loves it.

Tabbetha said...

This is just GREAT! I luv all your wonderful embellishments! I think this is just terrific! Also, pop by my blog, I have something for you!
Hope your weekend is Great!! Tab

Sandi Clarkson said...

Left you some love at sb.com but just wanted to come here and let you know this is pricless. The theme is the same that I am working on in different colors and using items from my mother's sewing drawer. One memory I will never forget is the year she made draperies for the neighbors to earn money to buy my senior ring. That's love! So glad you shared this with us!

Susan said...

Debbie - This one is phenomenal. What a gift you have. And to have these old pictures is wonderful. I have no photos of my mom when she was younger as all was lost in a house fire. I have a few of my dad but most of them my sister has and she's not even a scrapbooker!! I love all of the details on this AND ALL of your layouts. The papers were PERFECT too! I have that October AFternoon paper and actually have no clue what to do with it because most of my scrapping topics won't fit with the theme!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo of your Mom and love love love love all the sewing goodies!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

it's a beautiful layout. It has lots of embellishments true but it is no overpowering but melded so well and the photo stands out well. Love the crocheted details.
You are talented and thanks so much for sharing

Denise said...

Wow girl!! This is AMAZING!!!! So much detail and a wonderful theme to go along with it. I admire this so much!! There are just no words...beautifully done! Good luck and I'm thinking ur going to win!! At least I hope u do!!

Heidi said...

this is just beautiful!

Scossie Jane said...

A great layout Debbie, how I relate to this, my Mum used to make all my dresses when I was young too - memories....

The amount of detail you have added makes for a very personal and stunning treasure - totally awesome....

((((Hugs))))

Pat said...

WOW!!!! Your work blows me away!!!

Jane said...

I am wowed by your LO and just had to vote for you. Good luck!