Friday, September 25, 2009

Witch Great-Grandma?

Good morning, all! Hope everyone's happy & enjoying the beautiful fall weather!

I've been working on this project for a few days, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out--so much fun seeing it emerge!

I wanted to do something with an old family picture--I have lots, love family history, and sometimes like to do things with the oldest pictures that give them a bit of life, know what I mean?

This is my great-great grandmother, Augusta Maria, who came here from Denmark when she was 16 years old. I love her dearly, although I never met her, but everyone who knew her said what a kind, gentle, and generous woman she was....So I know she won't be angry with me for turning her into a witch!

I'm really enjoying pleating paper projects, so that was my base, and I just kept going from there. I made a copy of an old family postcard, that was actually written by Augusta's daughter-in-law, my great-grandmother, Pauline.

The "Best Witches" sentiment and small witch image are from the fabulous Crafty Secret's "Halloween" Images & Journal Notes booklet.

I used lots of lace, ribbon, glitter, (of course!), and the bead trim--which I must say is a terrible beast to try & glue down! Almost gave me fits!!! I'm okay now...

I think I'll be doing more of these, as I had so much fun with it...."witch" grandmother will I choose next.....?!


  1. That's really cool, Julie! Love the pleated paper and all that great trim. Sounds like Augusta (which is an appropriate witch name, btw) would have been a good sport about this project.

  2. Hi Julie, Love what you've done here. I saw your comment on my card on SCS. Since you commented that you love vintage, I had to hop over to check out your blog - LOL. Great work. I added you to my favorites and signed on as a follower so I can easily keep up with your beautiful creations.


  3. Love her name... Augusta. Sometimes it is fun to see some of the old names they had. I bet she was amazed to come here to a new land at such a young age. Your Witch Grandmother turned out great!