I’m proud of the people I come from and I happen to be the lucky recipient and caretaker of some of their most cherished pieces of jewelry.
Isn’t this dress amazing!
Aren’t they beautiful!
And they were a big part of the Washington DC social scene in the late 1800s and early 1900s. My great grandmother kept extensive scrapbooks complete with hand written notes written to her from Grace Coolidge and White House party invitations. There is even a signed letter from Theodore Roosevelt amongst the many, calling cards, photos, newspaper articles and cards.
I’ve got some pretty deeply entrenched history in the DC area. My grandmother lived on Dupont Circle until 1988. Uncles, grandfathers and great grandfathers are buried in Arlington Cemetery. And as a matter of fact, there is a bridge named after my great grandfather there-The Kutz Bridge. And that is only the beginning of the accomplishments of these people who were here before me. (And yes, these are the women who came down the pipe from Pocahontas. 🙂 )
I mean seriously, who wouldn’t be proud!
It’s fun to imagine them wearing their jewelry to some of the grand social engagements they attended in DC. I’ve had these treasures wrapped up and safely tucked away in a box. But wouldn’t it be a fun way to honor their memory by placing a few of their beloved pieces in a soft, handmade, lambswool and angora jewelry pouch, where I could easily take them out, keep them organized and possibly wear of few of them?
So……… I put together two jewelry pouches.
One for me and one for you along with this tutorial.
eHow has graciously published my tutorial once again, and to thank you for taking time out from your busy days to pin and make comments, (I’m a sucker for your kind words, what can I say?)
(Minus Grandma’s earring, though. Sorry, can’t seem to part with that. 🙂 )
Do you have some great stories about your people? I’d love to hear about them.
Yesterday morning, I met with Alicyn from BurdaStyle and we did a run through on Monday’s web seminar. This past week I’ve been busy putting it all together for you and I’m excited to say now, I’M READY!!!
I can’t believe it’s almost here!
I really hope you can join us for the live version, but if you aren’t able to make it on Monday to actually hear my funny voice :), you can still sign up and you will receive a copy to watch and listen to anytime you’d like.
To register, go here:
Enjoy your weekend!
While you’re over at eHow check out my new fellow craft bloggers:
Tonia Larsen has a tutorial for these playful scented Easter eggs:
and Amy Sinibaldi has a tutorial for these cute Brown Bunny Treat Bags:
It’s an honor to be able to blog with these talented women!
For more refashion inspiration: