Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Hello everybody, thanks for stopping by. I have a layout of my Mum today from a photo taken in 1972.

I have used Heidi Swapp papers - the pink paper came with a perforated addition that contained the three little frames on the page, an excellent idea I thought, and the bird and photo mat were cut from a second sheet of houndstooth pattern, love it.

That's a rub on, on the letter M and a wee bit of masking to stamp on the rectangular frame, was quite happy with the way they came out, need to try that again LOL!!

Mum made the dress she is wearing, very '70s. She was an excellent dressmaker, made most of her own clothes, mine too, during the 60s and 70s. At one stage she even made identical outfits for us - mother and daughter - but that's another story. After all it was the 70's - way cool!!

I remember a story from my childhood, one day when Dad came home from work, he was amazed to find 'Mum' riding a bike - what in heaven's name is Martha doing on Jane's bike? I can just imagine his expression!!

Of course, it wasn't Mum, it was me. But how was Dad to tell, I had on an identical outfit to one of Mum's, and how's a man to know!!LOL

Will need to do a page of us from back then, and you will see how identical we were, down to hair length and colour.

Miss you Mum.

Have you noticed my new award on the left of page. From my beautiful blogging friend Curt in USA. I have been visiting his blog since he started his journey in blog land and he has been a regular visitor of mine.

I am just so happy that I inspire anybody, and if you have a look at his site, and some of the beautiful cards he makes, I am very honoured to receive this award from him. Thank you Curt xx Link to his site also on left of page.

All for now
Love Jane


Nikki said...

Wow Jane! This LO is lovely! I love all the details, very beautiful!

I was planning on using the Heidi Swapp blossoms you sent me on my latest BBTB challenge but the biggest size I could get of the slice was WAY too small for even the smaller blossoms. But definitely not to worry, have have several girlfriend's b-days coming up that they would look amazing on and I know they'll appreciate them.


Peet said...

Very beautiful Jane!!! Love it!

Glee said...

Goodness, Jane, this layout is absolutely splendid! By your description, you have made it more special and that is wonderful! My Mom made all my clothes, too! I did not own a store-bought anything until I went to High School. I did try to learn sewing from her and did make clothes for my children and some quilting but I could never consider myself anywhere near as talented as she was. Thank you for the memories!

Curt in Carmel said...

Another terrific layout! Love the color scheme on this one. And I am so pleased that you like the award. You so deserve it! Best, Curt