I'm also entering this layout in Sandy's Challenge #1 She posted some domestic diva frames that are similar to my banner that I made a while back. I love this vintage style and it's perfect for this layout. All four frames inspired me but I have to state which one specifically. The blue and red colors are from Domestic Bliss but I went with Home Girl's sentiment, She made it look easy, because my babcia made sewing garments look so easy!
Another challenge to enter: November Creative Spirit Challenge. I really can't think of anything more creative than my grandma's sewing abilities.
I chose this photo of my mom with her mom which I printed on cloth paper. My grandma (babcia) was a seamstress. The button on the top left corner is from her fragile collection (lots of shards on the bottom of the bag because the buttons are disintegrating). My mom told me that she and her sisters would take their mom to a clothing store and show her a dress in the window that they liked. My grandma would return home and sew it from scratch.
Years later, babcia would sew pleated wool skirts for my sister and me. I have a small photo of us wearing those skirts under the fragment distressed with alcohol inks. (I attempted Tim Holtz's tinted vision fragment technique.) The photo wasn't very good, so I altered it in PSE7 using the canvas filter. It's tucked under the flower so here's a close-up:
Crate Paper Restoration Collection: slipcover;
Fancy Pants Designs: Patterns: Simplicity by nancie rowe-janitz
g.c.d. studios MeLODY RoSS Homespun Chic Collection: Vintage Jane (both sides; plus vintage models fussy cut from a second sheet and layered on top)
antique button card purchased at auction: LuckyDay
Dress It Up: A Stitch In Time (sewing embellishments)
Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments: Dorothy Rub On Art (title: She's Amazing)
antique red seam binding
Tim Holtz idea-ology fragment and snaps
Dolgencorp Perfect Harvest decorative garland: red flower
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