Last month I had an article in Scrapbook Creations on the carry over of the homespun trend into scrapbooking. These are the layouts that I made as examples of the various trends that seem to be occurring in our daily living, and which are translating across into the scrapbooking world.
I discussed the trend toward gardening and growing our own produce.
There are loads of scrapbooking products out with a gardening theme - including Cosmo's Garden Variety (used here) and Webster’s Pages Nature’s Storybook.
I covered the popularity of home cooking:
Journaling: Grandma made you a huge platter of cupcakes for your second birthday. Oh wow!
LOL, look at Jamie's little eyes just level with the cupcake stand. He was fascinated with those candles! I used Webster's Pages Sweet as Cherry Pie line for this page. But there are a number of scrapbooking lines out with cooking as the theme including BasicGrey's Nook and Pantry and Graphic 45s Domestic Goddess.
I explored the popularity of sewing, knitting, patchwork and crochet.
Journaling: Mum made all her clothes, even her wedding dress. She taught Sonia and me to sew too. Sonia still does. I got caught up with other things. I really should pick it up again.
In this layout I focused on my mother as a seamstress. The layout is based on a background of raw calico.
And I discussed our move towards buying locally, attending farmers' markets and having fresh produce.
Journaling: When we were kids we always had chooks in the back yard. They lived in a little ramshackle chicken coop that dad built for them. I remember that I hated having to go in there to collect the eggs. I also remember that the roosters were often fierce and chased us around the yard! But it was wonderful to have chooks.
I'm off to drop Jamie at kindy! See you.