I only know what's on mine. And people have been asking to see the finsihed project, as you have seen it in various stages on my workdesk.
My compendium is done, except for one thing. I need a minature sewing maching. I found some on E-Bay, but not being E-Bay friendly l had no idea what to do next.
I'll find one though. Somewhere.
So here it is, in honour of my mother, sans sewing machine:
My dear mom had the habit of writing everything down in her tiny perfect handwriting. Whe she passed, I inherited all sorts of tiny journals filled with records of day-to-day activities.
It was some of those pages that I used to cover the boxes.
Then I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Cadillac Pink glimmer mist.
Tim Holtz supplied the legs.
The brooch was one of mom's and the little vase is part of her Limoges Collection. "M" for "Mother" and the frozen charlotte doll (which is what I THINK they are called) was my great-grandmother's. A bottle of glitter just because she loved pink. I used a few pieces of her jewelry, she felt if you left the house without jewelry, you weren't really dressed.
Oh! There is pink (of course) German scrap on the top, cus my mom's family started in Germany.
a dangly earring from her jewelry box, a couple of buttons from her button box, a cutlery brad to signify that cooking and being a housewife was what was did/was, and a gold locket that belonged to her mother.
She, her sisiter and her mother all had Boston Terriers. Ours was named Smudgy. Behind Smudgy is a gold coin honouring the 100th anniversary of the little town in Saskchewan where she was born. Mom, not Smudgy.
See the word "secrets" in the back there? That's cus we had a lot.
And finally, a picture of her and her only granddaughter.
Being a grandma was the highlight of her life.
And of course the empty spot where the sewing machine will go.
But I will fill it.
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I am submitting this project for
an inspirational blog I discovered not too long ago. Why do I want to share this piece?
Because, unlike most of my work, I really think this is wonderful.
We're all our own worst critics right?
And I never see what other people seem to see in my own work.
THIS one though has special meaning for me.
It sat on my workdesk for a long time, because I just thought it would be too emotional,
but I'm glad I got it done.
It's my heart.
Look what arrive in the mail today!
My friend Chris Arlington of
sent me this precious little sewing machine that fits perfectly in the empty spot. Not only that, but I remember that my mom had one just like it when I was little.
Am I blessed or what!
Thank you dear Chris!