My grandmother just moved into a new apartment, she has unfortunately got Alzheimers and couldn't live at her own home anymore. She didn't have her own doorhanger so she has got some trouble finding back to her apartment - all doors looks the same... So I thought I should make her a sign that's easy for her to recognize. I've been working as a nurse at a nursinghome with Dementia patiens, and know how important it is for the patients to keep their identity while their disease is disrupting it. I thought that the most important was to make a door hanger that's sticking put among all others,- easy to recognize. And I've made it in gradmum's fav color: GREEN! She also loves flowers so I've added some of those too ;) And the text says: Here lives Ruth. Grandmum was a teacher in needlework, so I think she'll appreciate my machinesewing ;) And just like me: she loves to collect all sorts of fabrics, buttons and ribbons. When she moved from her home, I got all those things from her - and the laces are hers ;) I think that's great!
The picture I've been using, is one of her fav photos - it's a picture og my grandma and my mother eating their lunch outside! Isn't that fantastic?! The picture is over 50 years old!! :)
Well, enough "talking" - I'll show you some pics, but just to let you know that I'm entering the following challenges with my creations:
* Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - Sketch #65
* Vintageudfordring - Flowers
The background is an altered carton from a box I got with some scrapbookthings that I'd ordered ;) I've painted it with two different green acrylic paint - trying to crackle it but one of the paint-tubes was too dry... Well well, I got some effect anyway! *lol*
The paper is handmade craftpaper from Panduro. The flowers are Mulberry Hydrangea Summer from Papirloftet. The leafes are from Kort og Godt. Wire and ribbon for the hanging. Chipboard letters with Distress Crackle Paint Old Paper from Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo also from Ranger. Old laces. Machinesewed edges with green thread.
The flowers have got some Distress Ink too ;)
I've sewed the papers with both zig-zag- and regular stitches
Grandma's laces ;)
Hope you liked my creation - and I hope grandma will like it too ! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'll be happy to read a comment from you ;)
Enjoy the evening!
Lots of love,