Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Hello!  I hope you all are doing well.
Since I last posted I have celebrated Mother's Day, attended my son's graduation from high school, hosted his graduation party in conjunction with my husband's birthday party, and attended a golf tournament to benefit ALS (my husband was the honoree for the tournament and we were privileged to have dinner that evening with Tom Watson).  My MIL flew back to Ohio on Sunday after a week long visit and today my son got all of his wisdom teeth removed.  The last two weeks have been pretty busy.

I haven't had a lot of time to thrift or create these past couple of weeks but I did use some of the vintage lace I posted about recently to make this little memo board to showcase some vintage sewing notions.

The picture on the board is of my Great-Great Grandparents, my Great-Great Aunt Kate and my Great Grandmother Mamie (the young girl seated).  Since my GG Grandfather was a tailor and my Great Grandmother Mamie did a lot of sewing (including teaching my mother how to sew) I thought it was fitting to showcase their family picture with the vintage notions.  The picture was taken circa 1890.




I'm linking up (a little late) with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and with Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk for Boardwalk Bragfest.  I'm also joining Marla @ Always Nesting for my first Woo Hoo Wednesday.  Thanks to all of these ladies for hosting such great parties.

Hope you are having a great week.
Jane

57 comments:

  1. Wow! I just love this! Thanks for sharing!
    Danylle
    Nana Moon Shop

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  2. Hi Jane,
    I love, love your sewing board. The photos of your ancestors are lovely and what a wonderful idea to tie in the vintage sewing notions.

    Sound like your week was really hectic. Maybe you can relax and take a little breather now.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. Welcome back! I love your sewing board. You managed to fit a lot on it. So many memories, and it's beautiful too!

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  4. Happy to see you back! Love the sewing board you made. So much excitement in your life right now. I am a big fan of Tom Watson's...how fun for you to get to meet him. He seems like he would be such a nice guy. Hope you found him that way. I hope the golf tournament was a big success.

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  5. I love your project! My grandmother sewed, crocheted, etc. You are inspiring me to make a memo board of my own!

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  6. I love your sewing board with all the various tools of the trade. I especially like the photo of your family.

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  7. Oh Jane, it's amazing. Each detail so beautiful thought through and implemented with the utmost care. This is art at its best! I think that you have inherited a great deal of their talent. Thank you for sharing this, Jane! It's truly magical!

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  8. I just absolutely adore this! I cannot express in a comment how much I love it. Superb job!

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  9. Jane,
    I'm so happy to see you back with us...I have missed you! I always luv seeing all the beautiful things that you make with antique/vintage pieces...you have some amazing talent! This memory collection is sooooo AWESOME and thanks for showing it off at my party! HAPPY NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. I love your sewing board. I have quite a few things from my grandmother and this would be a great idea to display them. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. I love this project. It's an incredible piece of your history and lovely as well. Glad to see you back posting. You've certainly been having a busy spring.

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  12. Hi Jane! That is absolutely beautiful! What a special piece of art to honor your family heritage. I just LOVE it, TRULY. Wow, you have had a busy couple of weeks! Your sons graduation date was much earlier than my sons, his is June 7th. Coming way too fast for me. I was glad to see you name come to the top of my blog roll, I've missed your posts and your creations! Theresa

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  13. Wow--so much going on in your life lately. Hopefully your eye is much better, and you're feeling back to normal! Your latest project above is certainly beautiful. Your artwork is always so tastefully and thoughtfully created. As always, we are looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Welcome back, Jane!

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  14. Welcome back! You really have a talent for these kind of things. I truely love this!

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  15. Busy Gal...it's that time of year. Very sweet project with great memories.
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  16. What a wonderful board and a beautiful way to pay homage to your family. Amazing work, Jane.

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  17. Hi Jane:
    So great to hear from you today! I love your art project. It's really beautiful. Sending hugs your way.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  18. this is too wonderful, I just love the idea and goes with my style so well.
    Amy

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  19. This is just so beautiful. All of the pieces go perfectly together and and photo is wonderful! I made something similar to this for family a few years ago on decorative trays, but I really like the memo board - very creative.

    Chelsea

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  20. I love this. I have quite a few vintage sewing notions and plenty of old photos, thanks for sharing this great idea!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  21. Jane~ this is just beautiful! Wonderful pieces and a lovely display! Makes me want to try making one- thanks for sharing this! You HAVE been busy lately!

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  22. what a wonderful family photo and lovely way to display it! (So is your blog named after your great grandmother?) You really have been busy! How nice that you got to meet Tom Watson and have dinner with him!

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  23. This does seem to be a busy time of year. I think you should get a prize for the most activities.
    I love the sewing notions board. Old buttons on cards are one of my favorites. Those little scissors are a real treaure. Placing your old family photo on it gives it special meaning. I have a great Aunt Kate. She always had a piece of candy in her purse for me. Funny what we remember.

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  24. Hi Jane, your creations are always so amazing. You have such talent. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments about the magnet board tray. I used fabric from a upholstery fabric sample book I got at GW. I traced the shape on to the fabric cut it out and glued it to the tray with Elmer's craft bond spray adhesive. I hope you make one, have fun and post about it if you do I would love to see it.

    Rebecca

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  25. Jane,
    this is a wonderful piece! I have tons of this misc stuff i gather at sales, and would love to do something like this with them.
    Would you mind if I made some up?

    thanks and blessings

    barbara jean
    (You can email me if it is a problem) =)

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  26. what an AMAZING piece...each treasure is just gorgeous!

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  27. This is beautiful, Jane! Wonderful as a memo board, but also a piece of art {and one with personal history}. The lace worked out great and I love all the other embellishments you added. I haven't had much time to create either, and I really need to make some so I can de-stress.

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  28. Wow,you have been a busy girl! I love the way your piece turned out. That is such a great old picture too. I love their expressions :)

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  29. you busy little bee ...

    but what wonderful creations ...

    sounds like fun family times!!!

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  30. Hi Jane! Missed your beautiful posts! This is just wonderful...every bit!

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  31. I'm so glad you linked to Woo Hoo! Wednesday!! It's so nice to have you here so that we can Woo Hoo! with you over your awesome project.

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  32. Girl, I'm glad to see you back! You have had a lot on your plate and most of all, I'm happy to hear it was all good times!!!!
    This collage is gorgeous! And sentimental too!!! I love all the details, all of the lace, all of the sewing notions...totally an heirloom now :)
    Take a rest so you can start getting back into the groove of blogging again...(I was really having Jane withdrawals!!!!

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  33. Woo Hoo Jane! What a beautiful piece of art this is! I especially love that little piece of tape measure that's holding the picture of your family. This was definitely something that was crafted from the heart!

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  34. Jane, what a gorgeous memory board!!! I love it! Sounds like you had a great couple of weeks! I bet the dinner with Tom Watson was lovely, he seems so nice! I haven't blogged in a couple weeks, my health and other stuff piling up!!! We will have to get back to the swing of things!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  35. Welcome back Jane, we missed you!
    The memo board is just wonderful the way it showcases your family, their trade and their way of life.
    ~Maggie~

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  36. This is just lovely! I love thinking of all of the different ways this idea can be applied!

    Well done!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  37. What a fabulous memory board! I love all the vintage pieces you added in, so much character!

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  38. Hi Jane,

    Glad you are feeling much better. Hope things calm down a bit for you now. This assemblage is lovely. I love those kinds of pictures, and how nice that it is one of your relatives. Great job of putting it together.

    Debbie

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  39. I have missed you girl! I had to check and make sure I had not missed a post! Hope your son is feeling better!

    And this? This is just awesome! I love everything about it! Perfection!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  40. Hi Jane, you have had a busy and happy past two weeks. How neat to meet Tom Watson.

    I love your memory board, so pretty, lovely pieces and the family picture is a treasure...hugs, Linda

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  41. You have been very busy...but at least it was all fun stuff. ;-) Your memo board is beautiful and is such a wonderful keepsake.

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  42. Welcome back...I've missed your posts.

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  43. Jane,
    Welcome back!
    I just love your sewing board! I love the way it tells a complete story with such simple and beautiful items. I noticed the small "flash card" in the corner and was reminded that I bought a few of those not too long ago for gifts. I now wished I had saved a few for me!
    Dee Dee

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  44. Hi Jane~
    Your memo board is a masterpiece and a wonderful tribute to your family. I love all of the elements you used from the belt buckle to the old hooks & eyes. So unique! I've missed your last few posts. Congratualtions to your son on his graduation and to your husband on his being honored. You have been busy! (I loved your post with the picture display you made with the screwdriver!!!)
    Joyce

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  45. Welcome back Jane! This is beautiful!

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  46. Welcome back !! glad all is well! Sounds like some fun, work and many proud moments, you deserve it. As always you blow me away with your creativity. Love the project.
    XoXo
    Michelle

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  47. Amazing!
    Your memo board is just stunning!
    And wow girl, your photos are incredible! What camera do you use? I'm a wee bit obsessed with photography these days. :-)

    Anne

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  48. Oh how I ADORE this! What a great job....love the soft colors and the content. Perfectly perfect. You've inspired me!

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  49. Jane,
    I absolutely love this! It reminds me of my Grandmother and I even started to cry. What a lovely idea you had to make this. The card of hooks and eyes and the scissors just lovely!

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  50. Hi Jane,
    I Love your Very Creative "Family" Memo Board....
    What a Treasure of Family to be passed on forever

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  51. Jane,

    I wanted to thank you again for linking your project to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I also wanted to let you know that I featured your project on the blog, and you can see it here:

    http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/

    Please feel free to grab a "featured" button! I hope to see you again this week! (But don't strain those eyes -- we missed you while you were gone).

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  52. Found your blog via Bobbypins Boardwalk...this is so adorable! I am now a follower.

    Have a great week!

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  53. What a clever and beautiful memento. I love the vintage sewing supplies.

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  54. Absolutely stunning!! Amazingly creative. Wonderful job.
    Lisa

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  55. You're just too clever. Love your blog and I am passing on an award to you...stop over to Pandora's Box and grab the button.

    ALso, enter my CNS LANTERN giveaway ~patti

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  56. Wow, I really like what you did!

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!