Friday, 12 November 2010

GC78: Spicy Supply Challenge - Sewing Notions



The background for this has been made with sticky backed canvas, printed with a virtual collage, and decorated with various bits and bobs from the sewing box. The prints I used for the collage are taken from an old German Ladies' Magazine, showing the latest fashions and sewing tips from 1900, and an old bill, which I scanned & distressed. The photo is of Miriam, when she was about 4 months old - I had been sewing, she was sitting next to me on the couch, and enjoying playing with the tape measure. I die cut the lace around her pic. The bowler hatted gent in the right corner was once sewn into a garment, it is part of a little plastic bag which held the spare buttons. The cards in the top left hand corner once held darning wool, and the little cut-out doll and dress were taken from an Israeli magazine from the 1950's. The buttons are also from my button tin, and the leaves are from Prima. Was fun to make, especially looking at all the old bits and bobs in my sewing tin, which is always a journey into the past. Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely card, love the cut-out doll. Used to love playing with them. Have a nice weekend, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Gosh Val that doll brings back memories I too used to play with them Old sewing boxes and buttons are indeed little treasures in their own right, love what you hav made combining all these pices fab xx

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  3. Lovely Val! Having just been through my Mum's pld sewing tin I know what you mean about journeys into the past. I brought home her old darning mushroom. I don't know how to darn but it holds many happy memories for me.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  4. lovely val, love the look on the face of miriam, lol... so sweet...

    maria x

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  5. This is terrific Val, so much to look at and admire. Beautiful. Have a happy weekend my friend. Annette x

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  6. Thanks Ladies. Old sewing boxes really are treasure troves. I love looking through them.

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  7. This brings back nice memories, well done! T

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  8. Thanks a lot & have a nice weekend!

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  9. love your art all of it so creative. it is just beautiful

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  10. Simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

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  11. Beautiful, love the vintage images and lovely layers. Congrats

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