Sunday, August 26, 2012
I made this card for the Twisted Sisters Challenge a week ago and forgot to load it. The chalenge involved making something reflecting a favorite childhood memory and then to tell the story.
My image is from Dilly Beans, and I think it is so sweet. I bought it because it reminded me of my sister and I when we were little - in one of the moments when we were not fighting of course. My mother loved to sew and made us the cutest matching dresses - we always had a new one around the holidays. One Christmas, she saw some cute green dresses at the store and she just had to buy them. We didn't have a lot of money, so this was a huge splurge. She loved the dresses, but we hated them. They had some kind of scratchy netting on the inside to make them fluff out and they were soooo uncomfortable. They also had this white lace at the neck that dug into our skin. I tried to replicate the dresses on this card.
You thought that was my memory didn't you? My favorite memories are of my little sister Sara. We were always very close and did everything together. She was a little sweetheart. She never lost her childlike sweetness and innocence even as she got older. We lost her in 1997, and I feel her loss so deeply I can't even explain it.