Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Run-of-the-mill and hand-me-downs

Today's just another day in the neighborhood as Mr. Rogers would say. (yikes! did I really just quote Mr. Rogers?! oh nooo!) Last night Josh had another softball game. It was the first that the girls and I were able to go to and we had a blast. It was so good to catch up with all our old friends. In fact, I don't think I paid much attention to the game for talking so much! hehe! But softball nights are really late nights, which means that the next day we (I) have to recuperate. So today's a lazy day.

We've baked cookies, tried out our new sandbox and started laundry. Not a whole lot of interesting stuff to report. I'm still scrapping with my Serendipity kit and sneaks should be posted soon. But really, it's just a run-of-the-mill kind of day around here.

I do want to share my most recent LO.

Sisters becoming friends


These are the girls on Easter Sunday. They're wearing the dresses my mom and grandmother handmade for me and my sister years ago. I'm sure, knowing me at the time, I wasn't all that thrilled to wear that dress. But I can hardly put in to words how much it means to me that my girls are able to wear them. I remember how much blood, sweat, and stress my mom and grandmom put into those things. And I remember how special and loved those handmade dresses made me feel, even if I didn't particularly like to wear itchy, scratchy tights and a matching slip to go with them! So anyway, these are more than just your average Easter dresses to me. They're walking heirlooms.

Since the dresses ARE hand-me-downs I wanted to make a really shabby LO match. I decided to do a monochromatic color scheme so I would detract from the color of their dresses. My inspiration was all about the dresses! But THEN the photos really captured the girls in this new found friendship that's starting to form between them. Also something really sweet and special to me. The journaling reads, "There's a bond growing that I hope will be strong. You'll always be sisters, but I love that you're...(becoming friends)"

Upclose images:



Handmade rosebuds


Altered frame with stickled butterfly


9 comments:

Jenni said...

That is seriously so cool that your girls get to wear those dresses...how neat! And I love the layout--perfect little shabby touches...super cute D!!!

Virginia said...

Um, you know that any sort of shabby/vintage layout is going to make me HAVE to comment! This is pure beautifulness! I love all the meaning behind the layout too and how you represented it so well.

Gonna have to try some flowers like those... love love love.

TraceyT said...

I just love to see ppl scrap with purple. FAB job.

Shirley said...

Wonderful story about the dresses and love your details!

AbbieTorroll said...

awww what a great story about those dresses!! and I LOVE that title, I am SO lifting that!! AND I really adore those flower rosebuds. I have been wanting to try that, but thanks for the extra inspiration!! they turned out great!

Amanda Winchester said...

What a sweet LO...love those flowers :)

TanishaRenee said...

What a special LO! Great memory, awesome touches...love it!

Eva said...

This is such a sweet layout!!!! I so love your flowers, they are too cute and not to mention your framed butterfly...totally gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Precious.