Sunday, 10 March 2013

What Makes Her


Happy Mother's Day!

I hope it's a good one for you. I spent yesterday with my Mum (and Little E and his Mum) and we all had a great time. I love to see The (Not So) Small One with her Aunt and her Grannie: they're alike in so many ways. Two year ago (wow, really?) I made a layout called What Makes Me My Mum about the ways in which I thought I was turning into my own Mother; and this week I thought it might be time for a new one.

journaling in a circle by Sian from From High in the Sky

The original had stitched circles to hold my journaling and I wanted to echo that, but change it a little at the same time, with circles cut from tracing paper (yes, I left the pencil lines on purpose, for a bit of roughed up definition) and machine stitched in place. The end result looks like this:


and now it's finished I'm thinking maybe a couple of masculine versions should be next....


32 comments:

Jimjams said...

What super journalling - great to look back on family traits which highlight the differences too! Happy Mother's Day

Angelfish said...

Great idea. I love the cluster of embellishments and that 'crackled' background.
Fiona x

Jennie Hart said...

Great idea Sian and a beautiful layout to capture the current.

Kirsty.a said...

Oooh lovely page. With your signature soft colours. Where is that textured background from?

JulieJ said...

What a beautiful LO - love that background paper. that's a very cheeky look your Mom has in the photo.

humel said...

Gorgeous layout, Sian :) And I hope we get to see the masculine versions when you've done them!

PS Hope you've had a lovely Mother's Day x

Sian said...

The background paper is from Fancy Pants "The Good Life" and I got it in a kit from Citrus Twist..

..and that's not my Mum! It's TSO with her hair tied back

Karen said...

Love this layout Sian - So you and so the NSSO.

Beverly said...

I love the crackled paper. Great idea to revisit it with the twist of it being you as the mom :)

Louise said...

this is gorgeous Sian and lovely to look back on...and to add more traits too x Hope you've had a lovely Mothers Day x

Sandie said...

Beautiful page Sian. I love the idea of looking at traits and revising a page with a new twist. Happy Mothers Day x

Alison said...

Great idea for a layout ...hope you've had a lovely day!
Alison xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Lovely paper and I really like the circular stitched areas for journalling.

Sarah said...

Fab idea for a layout! I may have to borrow it!! If i may? x

Amy said...

I really like your journaling on this one Sian - and that gorgeous photo!

Happy Mother's Day :)

Sian said...

Sarah, of course :) I'd love to see what you do with it

Alinor said...

super gorgeous (both of them). You make me crave for a stitching machine, maybe for my birthday <3

Sheena said...

Hope you had a great mothers day x
Love how you've recorded your journalling on this page.

alexa said...

I love the journaling in circles stitched in place like this - and the crackled look is great with the brick background. Looking forward to the father and son versions too …

Jo said...

That's a great layout and I love that you left the pencil lines on there.

Sandra said...

Oh Sian this is such a gorgeous layout

debs14 said...

What a great page, I love this layout and just look how grown up that girl of yours is becoming!

Chipper said...

ooooooh! I love your layout. What a great idea.

Karen said...

What a good idea! And a fabulous layout, I might add. I'm off to see my daughter later this week. I think I'll engage her in a conversation about this.

Alana said...

Ooh Sian! Isn't it awful when you start saying the same things your mum used to say ? Especially when it was all thd things you hated hearing:))) Lovely, lovely page:)

Sandi Robinson said...

Gorgeous LO & how perfect to put a twist that echoes the original...looking forward to seeing the masculine ones! :D

S said...

Great page - from the overall effect right down to the bits of blue.

Missus Wookie said...

Beautiful - the Not So Small One is definitely not so small here!

I presumed you left the pencil lines and enjoyed that you did and then spotted your comment which made me smile :) Really like the layers and the sewing everything down so it doesn't float away. Such a fun idea and won't the full set be a treasure.

Nathalie said...

What a great idea for a subject and a gorgeous photo to play with! I love the typed journaling on the circles and all the other little details!

Jennifer Grace said...

Great idea for a layout! Hubby keeps pointing out things that make the kids like me already! Love the peeling paint background, and how you deliberately left the pencil lines on the circles, it makes the layout very grungy-cool! x

Gail said...

What a great looking layout and oh my TSO is definitely growing up. I'm looking forward to seeing the masculine ones.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a gorgeous layout.
And, as I've said before, "sooner or later, we all quote our mothers."
Rinda (who's doing a catch up)

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