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Topic: Generations of 'Mixed up" ladies...sounds like Crafting FUN to me!  (Read 6209 times)
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« on: July 08, 2011 12:31:09 PM »

Here is a Tribute to several Generations of Crafty Ladies in my family...



All my life i have enjoyed crafting, weather it be sewing, baking, flower arranging, butterfly collections, doll making, you name it...and usually i wasnt crafting alone.
So for this challenge, i decided to make something for my crafting area that would be a piece of rememberance as well as inspiration!

I have included my grandmother, AKA "Mamaw", my Great Grandmother, known as "Ma", and my Great Great Grandmother Kennedy. Smiley

While making it i sadly didnt take before photos or in process, i just got the groove going and didnt stop lol. But what i started with was an old unfinished wooden container that use to hold rubber stamps, a broken mantel clock, a piece of wood left over from a past swap, various fabrics, antique buttons & brooch, scrapbooking materials, a sparkly key, other small oddities, a photo of my great great grandmother kennedy, my mamaw's signiture, and my Ma's hanky....

Ma's hanky is in the old clock, she always had one on hand, and they were always so cheerful looking where at least if you had a runny nose, you were stylish! I made it into a flower shape as she use to grow and also make paper flowers. When she didnt have any flowers in the yard and a loved one or neighbor passed away, she would get out her stash of tissue paper and make lovely flower wreaths for their memorial.
 

Here is my Great Great Grandmother Kennedy in the center surrounded by all sorts of crafty inspiration, most are every day things as she had to work with what she had.


My Sweet Mamaw's signiture on a quilt like background as i cant count the days i spent quilting or playing like it was a tent when i was too small to help as i loved to play under the frame. She and i use to catch butterflies for science projects, the wooden bowl for all the baking of biscuits, and the tea parties we enjoy to this day.

With this nearby, i dont think i will ever feel like i am crafting alone. Smiley

Thanks for checking out my entry! :0)

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011 01:35:50 PM »

Fabulous! What a wonderful tribute to the ladies in your family!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011 02:50:16 PM »

this is just lovely! amazing idea and work! I especially like the hanky in the clock face.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011 04:35:44 PM »

Thank you for the nice comments!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011 08:46:58 PM »

Such a nice tribute! It's a lovely piece to begin with, but the meaningful elements make it all the more special!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011 08:27:50 AM »

This is just perfect! I've got a large box full of old family mementos that I've been wanting to do something like this with.  Included in the box are two of my Grandmother's hankies that are very dear to me. One is pink and one is blue with little flowers that look just like yours.  This is such an inspiration for me to get started, I can't thank you enough for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011 02:58:56 PM »

This is great.  My daddy was the big crafter in my family.  He made birdhouses out of coffee cans.  This inspires me to make something for a tribute to him.  I love all the little things in the piece as well as the great picture of your memaw.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011 08:47:04 PM »

wow, what a great tribute and so inspiring.
I love the idea of keeping those crafters close.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011 01:35:57 AM »

This is a wonderful tribute to your loved ones. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of history. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011 03:06:34 PM »

I love your shrine. So many wonderful elements.
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