Saturday, 23 May 2009

Church Fete is here again.....

Once again the Church Fete is here again and we are making bits and bobs for sale......
This week I have managed to make some bookmarks and some notepad holders....

Its hard trying to think of different things.

The kids at the after school club have been trying these also and done a fantastic job.

When 1 becomes 3......

This week saw the final 2 pages in my vintage album........but not for long.

I was really pleased with the album , I adore all of the pages although I must admit I do have a couple of favourites.

However it hasnt ended there, due to the fact that I still have hundreds of amazing images I have spent the last hour splitting up the album.
I have separated the pages into families now, One album (the original) now contains Memories of the Wilson Family, the 2nd album, Memories of the Lavery Family, and the 3rd Memories of the Douglas Family .

So now my new task is to work on 3 separate albums until they are full and then I can split them again to other family groups.

It may sound complicated but it is creating some lovely pieces of family history.
I am enjoying finding out all of the information to create the journaling also.

Well off to do another page....Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

New Pages, the first album is nearly complete....

With only a few pages left to do my first vintage album is nearly complete.

These pages show my Great Grandfather Edward Cherry, Great Grandma Green who was actually a neighbour that helped to look after the family when my Great Grandmother passed away. Also my Grandparents Thomas Henry Lavery and his wife Isabella ( nee Cherry). Thomas and Isabella were my Dads parents.

This set of pictures were actually made from a set of oil paintings that my cousin has. I used my melting pot to make some embellishments for this page. Also a stencil to make the flourishs for the page.

The very pink page is me when i was very small. This page was inspired by the Vintage Pram card on the bottom left of the page, and also the little wooden rag doll which were a gift from my friend Pauline. Thank you Pauline.

Only a few more pages and thats the first album done, cant wait to start the next and as I complete more pages i intend to separate them into families, so that each book will be a record of each leg of the family. I really enjoy working with these old images and I am very grateful to members of my family who have rallied around to make sure i have lots to work with.
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Saturday, 2 May 2009

Vintage Scrapbook

This is the sister of the lady in the other layout below.
Believed to be my Great Aunt Annie.
It looks as though the photo was taken at the same time as the one in the previous layout. It is another image from the glass negatives that we found.
Annie grew up and went on to marry Joe Gray , had 2 children, May and Tom.
Annie owned the local hairdressers in Boldon and her husband Joe owned the local hardware shop.
There is a previous layout of the Gray family earlier on my blog.
I remember being told when i was young that she pierced her own ears with a hot needle straight from the fire.......

Again using some heritage papers and some lovely lace that my friend Denise sent from Africa.

The first album is nearly full, but i still have hundreds of photos so i suppose volume 2 is fast approaching !

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This is brilliant , i love it !