Friday, March 30, 2012

Still on a Journal

Hello, Dear Ones.
Nope, that's not a typepo - I'm sharing with you today my work on the circle journal pages I've just completed.

Oh, before I continue, I apologize for the date on my last post! 
I'm really not crazy, well, a little bit I am.
But that was supposed to be a post for later but it published anyway.
I clicked on the new updated (and filled with bugs) Blogger publishing.
I'm not sure I'm liking it. 
My snaps don't ever load the way I pick!
Have you noticed how things are looking different?
Well, the new publisher is not as user friendly, I don't think, as the old one was. 
I tried to get back to the older version ~ couldn't find how to.

Well, I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

On with the show...
Nancy's journal theme is "Words of Wisdom".
So, naturally I thought of my mamma and how she always had her words of wisdom that she would say to me over and over.
So my take on Nancy's theme was...

 I found some Mommy and Me paper dolls online and printed them out.
I even cut out little outfits for them! My tiny delicate creamy fingers were having a ball!
The perfect mamma and daughter from the 1950s, like me and my mamma.
See the sweet little mamma?
Hair all coiffed, makeup on and smiling sweetly.

 I made a teeny tiny little apron for the mamma and sewed on some teeny tiny little lace.
My mamma always wore an apron in the kitchen too.
She had a special drawer just packed with aprons.

 Some little 1950s goodness from the kitchen.
I don't think we ever had a meal, especially dinner, without some kind of dessert!
Oh, those were the day! :)

Here's the second page.

I printed and cut out these three little aprons on card stock and folded them down at the waist like a note card.
I tacky glued some lace at the hems.
See, I told you I was talented! :)

Then with all of my creativity and talentedness, 
I wrote a few little mamma sayings under the aprons.
You know I'm kidding about my talentedness, well, sort of. :)

 Here's the little "me' part of the Mommy and Me paper dolls.
I wore little gathered tailed dresses, that's what my mother called them, just like this little girl has on.
Had the 'stand out slips' underneath too. My mamma called them 'stand out slips'.
Wonder why she has on green shoes? 
Well, they match her lollipop! :)

 Just a few little words of wisdom from mamma!
Did your mamma have special sayings for you too?
These words of wisdom were passed on down to my children too!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my contribution to Nancy's journal.

I'm joining Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded,
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday,
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday,
Chic on a Shoestring for Flaunt It Friday,
The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday,
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday,
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mamma Said

Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this Mama said 
(Mama said, mama said) 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this my Mama said 
(Mama said, mama said) 
I went walking the other day, 
Everything was going fine, 
I met a little boy named Billy Joe 
And then I almost lost my mind 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this Mama said 
(Mama said, mama said) 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this my Mama said 
My eyes are wide open 
But all that I can see is, 
chapel bells are callin for everyone but-a me 
but I don't worry cause 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this Mama said 
(Mama said, mama said) 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this my Mama said 
And then she said someone will look at me 
like I'm looking at you one day, 
then I might find 
I don't want it any old way, 
so I don't worry cause 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this Mama said 
(Mama said, mama said) 
Mama said there'll be days like this, 
There'll be days like this my Mama said 
Mama said, mama said 
Hey! Don't you worry, 
Mama said mama said 
Hey! Don't you worry now. 
Mama said mama said, 
Hey! Hey!
~ sung by Shirelles


  1. Oh my goodness this is the cutest thing I have seen! Love all the aprons. Thank you for sharing...Grace

  2. Up in the top right corner in the new blogger there is something that looks like a cog or spoke wheel. Click on that and there is a drop down, you will find the way to get back to the old blogger there....

    Love your journal!

  3. Such great fun seeing all the fun you ad putting this together! Love the 3-D aprons and paper dolls - AND - my mom had an apron drawer, too. My sister and I would take out two at a time and tie them on the front and back and twirl around with our pretend dresses while daddy played boogie woogie on the piano.

    Grand memories - thanks!


  4. HPS!

    Those aprons and quotes are awesome!


  5. I love this post! Your journal page is so adorable and brings back a lot of memories. Beautiful job Shelia! Have a super weekend. Hugs, Pamela

  6. What a sweet post Shelia, I love your journal and those little aprons are too cute!!

  7. Simply adorable. I want to do this someday...

  8. You put a lot of work into your journal pages, and it pays off in awesomeness. Your mama and daughter paperdolls are delightful, especially with real lace. Love the sayings, too, such a great way to follow the theme. Great song to go along with your post :) Hugs ~ Mary

  9. This is going to be your BEST post ever, Shelia. It is just precious & so very wise.

    I truly believe all our Mother's brought us up on 'words of wisdom' ... they stuck to us like a warm bowl of homemade beef stew ... lingering forever.

    Aprons were a must, even we girls had our own that Mother made.

    We played paper dolls on the front porch ... always were eager for another Betsy McCall to be printed in the magazine so we could cut her out & play ... memories, so sweet.

    TTFN ~
    Have a beautiful day ~

  10. OMGosh....that is just so adorable!!! You are sooooo clever!!! hugs...cleo

  11. Oh Shelia, Your circle journal is just darling! It's so sweet with the aprons and the words of wisdom, I love it. You could make some wonderful cards to mail out to friends with those.
    My mom wasn't the one to use words of wisdom, at least I don't remember them. But my dad did, the one I remember best was "Beauty is only skin deep."
    Have a gorgeous day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  12. That is something serious with that sassy apron. I do not think what my mama said is printable.

  13. Sheila I love your post how adorable!!! Love the aprons!!!
    Thanks for bringing back the good ole day memories!!! Some how you never thought your mothers sayings would ever be remembered let alone say the same thing to your kids!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  14. That is just adorable. I know that when that journal arrives back home it will be so appreciated! Hugs, Linda

  15. Shelia, you know it love this.♥ You need to link it up for Pink Saturday.

  16. That is just adorable! You are very creative. Love how you added lace to the aprons.

  17. Your talentedness shines in this project! I Love it!

  18. You words of wisdom definitely ring a bell for me. I have heard them all. Really enjoyed visiting and see all you pretty goodies. I noticed on my dashboard where blogger was making changes in April and to update. I did not do it and won't unless it is automatic. I hate change. I hardly know what I am doing now.

  19. That is such a fun project! I would enjoy doing something like that! Can I move next door to you so that I can do fun crafts with you and all of your talentedness! My grandmother lived next door...she always said, Pretty is as pretty does!

  20. Great aprons! (Sounds like "Great Scott" or something, doesn't it?) Neat cut outs and cards. (Cool). I can almost hear the tune to the lyrics you posted .... but then, it fades ... can't quite catch it... because I didn't know the lyrics I suppose it distracted me?

    I love the thought of an apron drawer.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  21. Congratulations on your beautiful space!
    I liked everything here!

  22. PS I did the same thing on Blogger, fixed it, then did it again! Duh! I read where they are going to change in April and wondered if I should just stick it out. However, I found the cure yet again.

    On that page where you see the overview (I think it is) there's a little grey or black cog on the right hand side of the page, about 1/4 of the way down from the top. I already clicked it and don't wanna go back in order to tell you precisely where it is). Anyway, click that cog and a menu drops down and you can select the old blogger stuff. Voila. Now, I hope I keep from clicking the stuff I did before.

    I blog off of WordPress and they have a spectacular behind-the-scenes dashboard. I'd choose that and the old blogger dashboard and not the new blogger dashboard.

  23. Shelia! This is precious! You are VERY creative and have such an eye for detail. I could just cut these little figures out and play with them!! lol! Love the aprons!

    Happy Weekend!


  24. Oh my gosh Shelia this is the cutest darn thing! I love how you made the apron for your mom, too, too, cute! My mom always wore an apron and we always had desert too. Isn't it strange hardly anyone was overweight back then OR really skinny either. Three square meals a day with lots of potatoes and starch anddesert everyday. Have a great day, Nan

  25. Those are soooo cute! I just love the aprons! and the yummy looking desserts too! :)

  26. Shelia,
    SO very cute!! I love those sweet aprons with the ruffled lace.
    Mostly my mother said, "I told you so"!


  27. hey, that's really pretty, well done! Happy Pink Saturday <3

  28. Adorable! I find myself repeating the exact things my Mama said to me.

  29. Your journal is unique Shelia! I love the idea of the "embossed pieces of cloth"

  30. Such adorable journal pages! I love how you've used the theme. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  31. Oh my! that is just the most adorable thing. You are so darn talented!

  32. Hi Shelia, I adore your journal pages. The words are all so familiar to me. Great words to live up to. One saying my mom always said is, "Pride feels no pain." If you "look good" endure the shoes or what ever is uncomfortable and bear it. She meant it too. HA!

    The lace and the detail is perfect for the look. The paper dolls are genius.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love, Jeanne

  33. How very very cute Shelia! I love it! Hope your weekend is going well!

  34. Thank you for the affection of his presence in my corner!
    Always Welcome!
    I was in love with your space!
    It will be a pleasure to interact with you!

    A wonderful weekend!

  35. Shelia, I just think you are adorable. Your journal is lovely and you are full to the brim with creativity. Love your quotes. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

  36. Oh this was wonderful!!! I loved the aprons. I've recently started a collection. It's one of my favorite memories as a little girl in the 50s. My mother always wore one too. You reminded me of the apron drawer! I had forgotten all about it. Gosh I am so impressed with all the work you did. You are awesome!!

  37. Hi Shelia...I've lost track of you, but now I am back!! I am a freind of Claudies and was at her house this past summer for her extravaganza event she threw for some blogging friends.

    I loved paper dolls growing up. I used to cut out models from Sears and Roebuck make my own.and then I'd cut out clots from the catalogues and dress them with it. I loved doing that.

    It is fun to remember all the "sayings" our mothers had for us eh.

  38. Paper Dolls are my favorite and this is so wonderful!
    I am so glad you shared this,
    Thank you!

  39. Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!

    Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

  40. Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!

    Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

  41. Hey
    Note Songs
    Many Thanks, I'm very glad to peer your post
    An interesting dialogue is worth comment
    Thank you!

  42. Adorable, just adorable and your creativity is amazing!

  43. That is so creative! Love all those sayings! Water seeks its own level you know, or, show me your companions and I will tell you what you are! :)
    The kids today don't know these sayings. I think they still know about Cooties though! :)

  44. This is adorable, I always loved paper dolls, specially when I was a kid back in the 50's...than they were big to dress up paper dolls. The aprons are too darn cute my pretty Shelia. Have a blessed Palm Sunday.

  45. Oh my heavens, Shelia! Is this sweet or what?
    You put your heart and soul into this and it shows.
    Just darling.
    Love it all.

  46. My mother did have many wise sayings. But, of course she did since we are sisters. ;-)

    Shelia, you are kidding about being talented. At least you shouldn't be kidding. I think you know how to do everything.

    And, I adore you. Happy Pink Saturday, dear sister.♥

  47. I love the way you made your journal page come alive! My dear, little mother always said - and still does say - some of those same things.

  48. I love all the beautiful pretty and vintage

  49. Well Shelia - I'm just now making my way to your post. Honestly - I just can't believe how fabulous these pages are. The little aprons are the cutest things I ever saw! I just can't wait to see this in person. Thank you so much for all the work and creativity you put into this. Truly it's a favorite! xoxo Nancy


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