Monday, August 29, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge #23. Sew much fun!

Time for another fun challenge at My Craft Spot. This week challenge, Kimberly asked us to create a project using sewing somewhere on our projects. This was a easy challenge for me since most of my projects do have faux stitching somewhere. So I decided to step it up a notch and drag out my sewing machine!

My sister Debby came across this old photo of my mother doing the laundry back in the early 1950's and was kind enough to send me a copy.

Do you remember the old wringer washer and having to hang the clothes on the line no matter what the weather was like? This was when laundry was a all day chore, but oh my goodness the clothes did smell delightful. My Mother was so young in this picture and Maytag did not even introduce it's first automatic dryer until 1953, not that my parents would be able to afford one for many years to come.

I had a ball making the clothesline, which was cut from Country Life Cricut cartridge at 5.50 inches, I used some stickels and bling on the clothes and stitched around the edges just to add a little extra . The washtub was also cut from the same cartridge but at 3 inches. I used some of the new marmalade crinkled ribbon which can be purchased at My Craft Spot and the colour worked in just perfect with my layout.

I hope you will be able to join in the Sew much fun challenge this week at My Craft Spot . I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful projects!


Kate said...

This layout is a treasure, Jenny! How wonderful to have that photo of your mother! You've done such a marvellous job with this page!!
(I can't imagine life without my washer and dryer!!)

DebC said...

What paper did you use on this I love it!! You did a super job, love the vintage feel and you did a super job as usual. Hugs!
Deb Crowder

rockpapercricut said...

Your layout is awesome. How wonderful to have such a great picture of your mom. The vintage papers and the clothesline cut go perfect with your picture. Great job! :)


Anonymous said...

My sister is soooo clever! Great Job!

Pendra said...

Jenny this is so cute and so creative... what a special photo of your Mom! I also just wanted to leave a thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words about the loss of my Mother... you are very sweet! I am your newest follower!

Barbara B said...

Jenny, this layout is fabulous! It is absolutely perfect for the picture!

Barbara B.

Southernbelle said...

What a wonderful layout!


Anonymous said...

What a great layout--really fabulous! I love all the details and the clothes on the line are just perfect!

Anne said...

a wonderful layout!
I do remember how wringer washer and put rubber diapers through that wringer diapers and explodes and I ruined a couple of shirts
Did you ever get anything caught in a wringer?or ruined a couple of shirts?