How many times have you started a sentence with “When I was a little girl/boy”? How much does your child really know about your childhood? Sure they know life was different, but what was it really like?
quilt from the National Gallery of Art.
Our project objective: make a scrapbook page filled with memories from our or our mother’s childhood. What you will need to get started:
Acid Free Pens
Scrapbook filler page
Pictures are optional
To create your scrapbook page choose papers that correspond to memories. In my example, my mother chose vintage prints that reminded her of her childhood.
Cut irregular shapes out of your selected sheets of paper.
Glue your paper down on your filler page by overlapping your paper until you have covered your entire page.
Trim your overlapped paper to the shape and size of your filler paper.
Illustrate your page with words, phrases, pictures and stories.
Embellish the seams with crazy quilt inspired patterns.
Embroidery Guild of America, Louisville Kentucky