Did you know in 1978 the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration, to coincide with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March?
So in light of that, I thought I’d base my post on honoring the women folk from my family history.
Our shared history as women, and our desire to share our history as scrapbookers, unites families, communities, and even nations across the oceans. The amazing stories of the women spoken about in our families, are integral to the fabric of our cultures, family life, and heritage. Looking back at their stories of tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the generations can be a tremendous source of strength for us and our children.
I created a page honoring the four generations of women growing up in Colonial Africa. Having left the comfort of Europe to settle in a wild untamed continent, wrought with intrigue and excitement, must have taken unbelievable bravery and courage. Researching their lives I have a new found respect for these amazing women, whom I call family.
A mere one generation ago, many of our grandmothers remember the invention of things integral to our everyday lives today. The vacuum cleaner 1901, cellophane in 1908, instant coffee in 1909, the bra in 1913, Pyrex in 1915, the first pop up toaster in 1919, Band aids 1921, frozen food 1923, zoom lens and light meter in 1932, microwave oven 1946, Velcro 1948, the pill 1954, etc., etc. They have a wealth of stories and experiences waiting to be shared.
Supplies: Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Red pocket: KI Memories; Pinwheels: American Crafts; Alphas, sticker border, paper lace, vintage tag: Basic Grey; Die cuts, buttons, journal tag, filters: Fancy Pants; Tiny alpha stickers: Jenni Bowlin; Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels; Striped ribbon: Stampin’ Up!; Adhesives: Fabri-tac, Tombo, 3L; Pen: Sakura; Trimmer and scissors: Fiskars; Printer and paper: HP; Scanner: Canon; Other: Sewing machine.
Create a page honoring the women in your family, either past or present, who have inspired you, taught you, or mirrored to you the building blocks of life. Share your page by posting it on the Club CK gallery!
Leave a comment on this post sharing with us what you’d love to preserve about the women in your history for your chance to win a gorgeous pack of “It’s The Little Things” collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
Happy Women’s History Month!
Kim Watson, Dream Team member