Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Custom Pages - Ida McKinley
Good evening all!
Well the Blackhawks and Flyers are on the tube, my husband is sporting his Blackhawk jersey, and I am nibbling on yummy lemon cranberry cookies - warm and gooey right out of the oven!! I am hoping - for his sake and my sanity - that they win! He gets so passionate about his hawks!
So I wanted to share a little sneak peek with everyone. One of my sweet customers is creating a scrapbook for Ida McKinley (President William McKinley's dear wife). She has asked me to create a few pages to add to her masterpiece. Ida had two daughters (Katie and Ida). Sadly, both passed away at a very young age. To preserve the memories she spent with her girls, I designed a page depicting her reading to her two girls. Since there are not many pictures of Ida, this page just depicts the scene with paper and vintage style fabric and lace. I tried to capture the Victorian style of the early twentieth century with different woods and ornate decor. I hand pieced and shaded each piece of the wooden floor - which may be my favorite part! Beautiful crown molding and wainscoting line both pages.
I am so pleased with how these two pages turned out - and hope she is as well!
Thanks for looking!