I have been working on this little project for the last 10 days - it started out as an idea as a scrapbook "tape" which I would then wind around a small cotton reel. However, I got a bit enthusiastic with my layers and it was too thick to wind! So it became a little book instead measuring only 1.5" high and 9" long.
I wanted to celebrate some photographs of my Nana, taken in her early years. Born in 1895 she married in 1924 after a career as a nurse. But she was widowed six years later and left with three small children, one of whom was my father. The youngest was just 3 months old.
She was such a gentle woman, but so very strong and brave, caring for all three children, taking in laundry and lodgers and eventually working full-time in an office when the youngest started school.
She even managed own her own house, no mean feat for a single parent in that period.
Nana R has certainly been a great inspiration to me.
As this little book is so full of lace, tape, stitching, mesh, scrim and layers I thought it would be a good entry for the second challenge at Anything But a Card which is TEXTURES. Click the link HERE to go to the blog and see the fantastic DT projects and also the amazing array of entries for the challenge - so many different ideas.
I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of the Featured Artists from the first challenge for my little mini book of "the girls". There were so many wonderful entries, I feel very honoured to have been chosen.
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