Handmade


Three pages of 12 ” x 12″
Created October 2008
Hand decorated paper.
Photo from Layout.
Russian Ballet Trio, Springs Music Festival, Springs, South-Africa. 1964
My mother sewed my Costume which was quite an achievement, as her old Sewing machine couldn’t do zig-zag. The skirt was red and we wore rented boots.
Taken with Dad’s 1956 Kodak Camera.
It’s a pity that I didn’t point my toe, I can only blame it on my shoes. I’m very sure mom did my make-up. I have a few more photos of this costume and I also have an 8 m.m. film of the three of us wearing our boots.
I was very fortunate that I was able to take ballet lessons since I was about 6 years old. My first teachers were the Gardner Sisters who taught Royal Academy of dancing at the Masonic Hall, which is on the corner of First avenue and 7th street, in Springs.

Notes:
Journaling: Mom always made our clothes, when we were children.  At the time I didn’t appreciate it, but now I know how special it was.  A few weeks before our annual vacation, we would go to the material store,  look through the pattern books, choose the material and get buttons, zips, cotton, etc.  Mom also made us a new set of matching beach wear.  Then for weeks she would cut, sew and try on the clothes, until we had new clothes. When I left home, I took my clothes on hangers, some of them were covered with scraps of material, such as Crimplene, which I have kept to this day and used in this layout.


The Eisteddfod was held at the Springs town hall, photo from Genealogyworld.net

Sources:


Needle Packets from Seesaw
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Library Pocket Template: About.com
Sewing Patterns Vintage Sewing patterns
Ruler from Vendian.org.

Supplies: (Please click for more)
Stencil, ledger paper, buttons, embroidery floss,  ric-rac, etc,

Patterned from the book
Budget Scrapbooking. 

“Ferny” from the Book: Tantalizing Textures  by Trudy Sigurdson


From the book  Montage Memories

Occupations from the Book: Scrapbooking you family history by Laura Best

4 comments

    • I’m glad you like it. Thank you very much.
      I put some of my mementos on my magnetic board and took a photo, then I photo-shopped the magnets and applied perspective correction. I enjoyed doing it and I want to try another one soon.

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