Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family heritage scrapbooking

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." Alex Haley.

This a page dedicated to three strong women in our family - Nana Reid (Mum's mother), Mum, Grandma Crawford (Dad's mother).

The photo was taken at my parent's wedding in June, 1948 and Mum is wearing her going away outfit (yes not so long ago the just wedded changed into going away clothes that they wore as they left the ceremony on to the honeymoon). Mum made her dress and it featured pin tucks, covered buttons with fabric loops and magnificent tailoring.

My scrapbooking usually focus's on the photo/s but this page just called out for some old fashioned embellishments. The background CS is black but photographed blue in today's overcast weather. The lace on the side, the buckle with tag and sticker from an old thread roll are all original. I love the Graphic 45 paper to the left with the pictures of women in their 'best' clothes. A lace heart, flowers and buttons from my stash complete a page full of memories.

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