Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Vogue

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Hello, my friends!

Well…haven’t we had some fun with Blogger the last couple of days?!  It was sad not to be able to visit properly and leave comments on all your beautiful posts…I’ll be catching up today!

Just a little vintage sewing fun to share with you today…

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A card made yesterday using Vintage Street Market’s “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags kit

Dimestore Vogue

I just LOVE using this kit—so many wonderfully vintage elements to use!

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Everything I used comes from their “Dimestore Vogue” kit, as well as their “Vintage Easter” kit… in the “Dimestore Vogue” kit, you’ll find wonderful things—very unique to them—like a HUGE sheet of aqua foil and another HUGE sheet of yummy brown crepe paper—both of which I’ve used here…

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Vintage Street Market also carries a wide variety of colors of Baker’s Twine—so fun to use!  Here I used “Cappuccino” …so pretty!

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I finished it off with a retro acrylic star, topped off with a multi-layered felt flower, and a “button” from the kit’s tag sheet…everything is, of course, touched with a bit of my favorite “Platinum” Stickles, which is also available from Vintage Street Market…

A bit more vintage sewing fun from my recent finds…

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…a fabulously Forties “Sewing Club” needle kit…don’t you just love these???

And one of my favorite new obsessions…

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….these amazing plastic slide buckles…the ones you often see on the dresses of the '40’s and ‘50’s…fabulous!

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Just look at all the detail on these little gems!  Amazing how much love they put into seemingly ordinary, everyday items back then…

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Aaaaah….vintage love!

Got any vintage crafting on the agenda today?  Have fun!

See you soon with something new…

Julie

Sunday, May 8, 2011

To My Mothers…

To all my mothers…

…the women through the years that gave me everything I am…everything that makes me…me…

 

Karen's Glamour Shot--1958-59, Provo

My sweet mother, Karen…from whom I learned a mother’s unconditional love…and continue to learn that I have hers, each and every day…

…and so many more of my dear mothers through the generations…

Velda Ellen Stapley--young

Velda

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Estella

{scrapbook page made last year using Crafty Secrets’ paper, poem & images}

Sarah I. V. Young

Sarah

 

So many of their stories I’ve shared with you before…so many more of their stories yet to be told…voices yet to be heard…

Ruby LaPriel Riggs

LaPriel

Pauline Udall about 1909

Pauline

Mary West Riggs

Mary

{card made last year using image from Crafty Secrets’ “Childhood” Images & Journal Notes booklet}

Polly May H. Stapley

Polly May

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Mary Jane

 

Ida F. H. Udall

Ida

Lois Barnes Pratt Hunt--young

Lois

Louisa B. Pratt with granddaughter Ida Francis Hunt

Louisa

Marie Naegeli Brandley

Marie

Anna Ostlund young in sailor dress

Anna

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Augusta Maria

 

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 Brita Stina

Margaret Cooper West 

Margaret

To you, my dear mothers , I give so much thanks…you gave me my eyes, my nose, my hair, my smile…

Vintage Mothers Day, FabulousFood

…my faith, my courage, my love of family…

…everything that I ever was, am, or will ever be…

hpqscan0001_edited-3 {My sweet mother and I on my wedding day…23 years ago today…}

Words alone can never thank-you enough, but I can only say…

Thank-you.

I love you all… 

………………eternally……………………………………………..

Julie

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