Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Homemaker March Tag


Well, here we are again and this time a little closer to Spring. But as I look out my window on a rainy, cold and blustery day I know winter still has a bit of a hold on us. My tag this month depicts another small moment in a child's life. It's a Saturday in early March. Young Alice wishes she could go out and play but it's raining and cold and Mother suggests they work on their sewing together. Snug and warm by the fireplace, Mother in her big comfy chair and Alice on her favorite red stool, they spend a few contented hours stitching and chatting. I actually know this very feeling of contentment. I'm very fortunate to have my mom (85 years old and still a pistol!) visiting with me for a few months and we've been able to spend several hours in quiet contentment just being together. It doesn't get any better than that! I didn't use any new techniques in creating this tag...just cutting and pasting, rick rack and ribbon. But one thing I did use that you might not have thought about using yourself is the little flower in Alice's hair. It's actually a fingernail decal. Fingernail decals come in all sorts of designs and are very inexpensive. Take a look here to see a few. So, that's my tip for this month. I hope you're seeing signs of Spring where you are. Be sure to stop by the Happy Homemaker blog to say hello to Elizabeth and see all the other March tags. See you next month!

10 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

This is darling. HUGS MARY

Shean said...

Wonderful tag, your story brings back memories of sitting with my Aunt sewing.

Nan said...

What a darling tag and who would have thought to use a finger nail sticker you clever girl you.

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh the pin and the bobbin. Ah the sticker flower. Just darling. Tag of Talent. Thanks for sharing. Renee

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your beautiful tag!! My grandmother's name was Alice and she was a wonderful seamstress. Her mother was a wedding dress maker so I am sure my grandma Alice must have learned to sew at her mother's knee too.

lizzidroege said...

very sweet tag i love the image and the feelings it inspires...
lizzi

Amy said...

I could see myself on that red stool only next to my babysitter Mrs. Z. She is the one who taught me to crochet. I was 8. I have fond memories of that time in my life. I could also see myself in the cozy chair as I taught my daughter many needle crafts. Thank you for the warm memories on both ends.
Thank you for stopping by my blog to see my tag too.
I would love to trade an ATC with you, we will be in touch for mailing details.
Cheers, Amy

Debbie Doughty said...

What a beautiful theme and tag. You are so blessed to have your mother still. I lost mine seven years ago, but think of her everyday... Thanks for the fingernail decal tip! I love "out of the box" ideas :)

South City Hues said...

This tag is so sweet...and heartwarming! My mom taught me how to sew when I was just about this girl's age. Thank you for the sticker tip. Give your mom a hug for me. :)

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Such a sweet image and wow--fingernail decals as embellishments!!!