Wednesday 21 March 2012

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 3

The Random Redhead Challenge 
at Gingersnap Creations this week is to go back in time to the 
'Last Century'.

I had great fun starting a Glue Book with an old hardback version of  'What Katy Did Next' and using the theme of vintage sewing.

I seem to have collected numerous vintage images and other scraps that I don't want to throw away and thought this would be a good way to use them up.
Do you remember the old Simplicity and Vogue patterns?

For this project though I created some background images using digital files and merged them in PSE, adding other elements to create collage pages.

Sewing is very dear to my heart, although I rarely use the sewing machine with fabric any more, but it was my dear Mum who taught me how to make my own clothes when I was very young. She was a great inspiration, having no formal training herself.

There are some fabulous pieces on the Gingersnaps blog so let's see what you create.

Have a wonderful day.

hugs {brenda} xox



Lisa Jane said...

oh i love anything connected to sewing - as in my time i have done loads.. i have made wedding dresses , suits , all sorts - but now adays its much cheaper to buy ..
LOve these pages .. brought back loads of memories .. reminded me of all the pattern books i used to trawl through
Lisa x

Cath Wilson said...

Nice bit of collage there - lovely x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, wow love them. Like Lisa, I love everything needlecraft and remember my Mum's patterns. hugs Heidi x

Fliss said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda and the scraps are very like some I have that came from my dear Mum who loved sewing and always made dresses for me and my sister when we were little.
I've gone all nostalgic now!
Hugs, Fliss xx

cheryl said...

oh gosh just love this Hun I love,images like this,they are such wonderful images,just wonderful Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

Ink Art Designs said...

Are Simplicity patterns old? lol...thinking on the bright side - this reminds me of my childhood and makes me feel young...lovely memories.
A wonderful book Brenda
Dot x

Margreet said...

Really beautiful, all details!
xxx Margreet

Ephemera said...

Absolutely beautiful, you have made a wonderful collage, I used to love the 'What Katy Did books'I never realised they were quite that old. xx

Helen said...

What a nostalgia trip I've just had.... I remember What Katy Did too... your book is great.

Netty said...

Loving your collaged glu book Brenda, x

Sam & Poppy said...

Love this Brenda, it's fascinating, every time I look I see something new :o)

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic book pages, love the collage. Must look out my old pattens.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Do you know how I wish I had kept some of those very old pattern packets?? These are fabulous pages with all that old vintage charm! Hugs!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous collage, I love the sewing themes and these 'old' images bring back so many memories.
Avril xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is fab Brenda. I love all the images and details - gorgeous layout!
I certainly do remember all those patterns. My mum used to make a lot of my dresses when I was younger and she would take me to the local material shop to choose fabrics and a pattern. I remember getting really excited and couldn't wait to see it finished!! Wonderful memories!!
Hope you are well
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is brilliant Brenda. I keep meaning to get round to doing a glue book but it never happens! I love the images you have used.x

Martina said...

Dear Brenda, this pages are just so stunning! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Sounds to be a great project, looking forward to your next pages.

Marti McClure said...

Hi Brenda, I love your vintage sewing themed art! And I love the chunky ATC that you made for Gerri's challenge. I had a blast with her envelope full of goodies and it is so fun to see what everyone else makes! Your work is beautiful. ~Marti

Susan said...

I love your sewing collages!

Juls said...

these are just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls