Friday, August 26, 2011

Little Sister

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Hello, dear friends!

Just a short little post for you today…a few sweet memories to share inspired by two wonderful new sets from Vintage Street Market…

Family Fashion Accessory Kit

{The Family Fun Paper Kit and Family Fashion Accessory Kits are available here!}

Family Fun Paper Kit

Paper Dolls!  What could possibly be more fun?!  These were waiting for me when I got home from vacation a few weeks ago, and I finally had a chance to play with them yesterday…

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One of  the paper dolls—this sweet blondie here—reminded me so much of my Mom’s sister, Judy, that I just had to make a little memory page…

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 {“Sister” locket tag and dolly journal page are included in the kit.  Platinum Stickles used as framing…}

Mom always wanted a sister…and finally, when she was  11, she got her wish…

Karen & baby sister Judy Ostlund, Oct. 1951

She was absolutely thrilled with her new little sister…and being so much older (but still just a girl herself!), she considered Judy “her dolly”.

{Sheet of little sister clothes from Vintage Street Market’s “Family Fun Paper Kit”}

She sewed clothes for Judy, took her along to friends’ houses with her, played dress-up with her…

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{Judy dressed up in in some of her mother’s jewelry}

…fixed her hair, made fun little things for her…

DSC05523_edited-1 {plastic chunky button from Vintage Street Market…heart-shaped button punch and coordinating paper also from VSM}

…she even wrote a heartbreakingly beautiful poem about her, which I’ll share with you another day…

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…they called each other “Pal”…

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Life was not to last a long time for this little one…it was discovered she was blind when she was 3 years old—cancer.

DSC05535_edited-1 {Lilac” Baker’s twine used here and there on the page…comes in so very handy!}

My mom would take her little sister for walks…talking together, trying to help her “see” things as they walked along holding hands…

DSC05537_edited-1 {“Linen” Cellophane Tape from Vintage Street Market…really adds a vintage feel to your projects}

Sharing a bedroom, they would fall asleep talking to each other about the day…sharing the things that sisters share…

Even though her life was short, it was filled with oh, so much joy—the joy she felt in life herself, and the joy she gave in great abundance to her family and those around her…

 Judy on trike

…life is meant to be joyful!

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I hope your day is filled with joy…See you soon with something new…

Julie