Polka Dot Fifties

Polka Dot Fifties –Digital 
Created: March 2008
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polkadot50 (2)Polka Dot Fifties
Created: March 2008
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Paper: “Provacraft” Slab V
Baby Hand: “Inkadinkado” Clear Stamp
Ric-Rac, Card-stock, silk flowers, pink ribbon, etc.

The photos were taken by my uncle at he’s studio in Alberton, South-Africa. The dress and bonnet were made by my other aunt, my mom’s sister. My mother Miriam Blackie who was an artist colored some of the black and white photos, she made the dress pink, so I think it must have been pink. I always knew that my uncle had taken the photos, but I only recently found out that my aunt had made my clothes.

*Fabulous 50’s * Vintage style layout for Heritage class.
by Katie Watson at Two peas in a bucket
Katie’s Blog

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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4 Responses to Polka Dot Fifties

  1. Mands says:

    Oh Linda Tok you were such a cute baby, and such a happy little girl in her pretty dress and bonnet. I’m told I was a terror… my mom would make the most gorgeous dresses, in my favourite colours and my personal choice of materials and I would absolutely love them. Until she would ask me to wear them. Then I would have a tantrum of note… so I’m told. I liked my shorts and t-shirts and long pants. There were these two items I loved though… One was a red dress – the material was cotton with a flower pattern, (green leaves and little flowers) bright and bold and not girly… and then my mom added cotton lace to the bodice that I think she crocheted and I had fits. LOL The other item was a long skirt to my feet gathered at the waist – the material was thick crimplene material with a creamy colour pattern and prints of teddy bears. I really loved that skirt. We lived in Botswana at the time, where the winter day temperatures were about 25 degrees Celsius. *Grin* So I would get all hot & bothered, especially in the summer. LOL

    I love your pages Linda… maybe the blue more than the pink, however I really like the pink ribbon and flowers and the zigzag ribbon which give the layout a really ‘happy experience’ feel. *Grin* Maybe I really like the pink too. Thanks so much for sharing… and thank-you for sparking my memories, *Smile* I’m cluttering-up your comments again. Huggs *Mwah* Mands


  2. Naomi says:

    Pretty, Tok! And what a creative family…no wonder you’re so creative yourself 🙂


    • Tokeloshe says:

      Thank you very much 😉

      I am very fortunate that our uncle was always there with he’s tripod, light-meter and cameras. Unfortunately I don’t have a good photo of him ;-(
      Dankie skattie ♥


  3. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you very much 😉
    I appreciate your feedback. It was one of my first layouts and if I remember, I did want to do it in blue, my favorite color, but I didn’t have blue dotted paper, but it turned out ok,
    LOL I remember crimplene 😉
    I don’t mind long comments. It’s wonderful to know that it sparked some memories.
    Believe it or not I was also kind of a tomboy, wearing shorts and going barefoot.
    Thanks you for sharing.


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