I am going to showcase a(nother) mini that I recently finished featuring my Grandma. I am sure I have mentioned it, but my Grandma was very much a part of my early life, helping my mom raise me. Grandma's love is something that I will carry for the rest of my life because she is a huge part of who I am today. It took me years after her loss to really look at photos of her or actually allow the memories to sink in. I avoided it for so long because it hurt so bad. I am getting stronger in baby steps and this mini is one of those steps. It took me almost two years to finish this.
I love the photo on the right espcially because it has my Grandma, my mom, and my great-grandma or G.G. in it and all three of these amazing women raised me.
You can't really tell, but in the photo on the left, she is wearing red Keds. I have always had a penchant for red shoes, I wonder if it is hereditary?
My favorite page of the book. These were some of her best colors and I love this senior picture of her. She looks so beautiful. My mom tells the story that while you can't see it, the back of Grandma's hair was dark brown. Such a rebel!
Yep, that is little ole me at about 4. We were in Pismo Beach, I believe.
This last one was probably the hardest for me in a way. Grandma is standing on a corner in San Francisco. I know exactly where it is and I could be there in less than an hour. But even if I flew, it would be empty...
Just for giggles, I figured I would share what a typical Lora-esque mini looks like from the side. There is no chance of ever getting it to lie flat or close like normal. I never worry about the placement of embellishments, much to my own chagrin at times. And the Siamese cat? Grandma had them for all the years I knew her. I have a very weak spot for those particular persnickety furballs.
Okay, so enough with the sap and onto the giveaway, right? That is why you are really here isn't it? ;P All kidding aside, I have a USPS box that I have been packing with "extra" supplies. These are things that are perfectly usable, but I know in my heart that I will never use them. I also know for a fact that there are 6 craft books in there. Beyond that, it is anyone's guess. Leave a comment today telling me your favorite song right now and you will be entered. I will draw from the comments next week and contact the winner for their address. I will pay for S&H as long as you are in the U.S. If you are International, I will ask you pay for S&H.