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.
Shoot!

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