Have you ever had a visit from the "Laundry Fairy"? I used to get regular visits when Rob was on shift work. The night before starting his night shifts, he would stay up really late. He said that doing laundry helped motivate him to stay awake, as he would be up and down switching loads. I would go to bed with a filled laundry room and wake up to baskets filled with fluffed and folded laundry. Oh, happy days! :) Diane has moved back home temporarily and so now I am her Laundry Fairy. She comes home from work and is so glad that her Laundry Fairy has made a visit.
I took these photos of Diane's blouses drying in the spring breeze. I was feeling particularly Mumish that day and even brought them in for ironing at the perfect stage of dampness. These episodes of being a 50's housewife don't happen very often around here. ;) I love this peacefully domestic photo and couldn't wait to scrap it and journal about how great laundry smells when it is dried outside.
I do tend to sometimes rewrite history in my scrappy life. I guess I want to show the good side of life. You know, glass half full and all! Who wants to air their dirty laundry in public??? ;) But... here's the scoop. I washed those blouses in a really perfumey laundry soap that Diane was allergic to. She itched all day at work and came home with hives! Opps. I still think this photograph made for a better LO than a picture of Diane looking uncomfortable with red blotches on her neck!
I used the Dear Lizzy line from American Crafts. I just had to give this whimsical springtime line a go. I even added some doodling. This is something that I am not really comfortable with. I misted a bit on the bottom but it was only to cover up some brown ink smudges. (Urrggg!!) Not sure that this brown mist really supports the theme of "clean" but I'll call this an artistic liberty. ;) The artistic meaning is to look at the brown mist as dirt and then the bright shiny yellow letters sitting on top as a representation of clean! Wow, that was deep! LOL Yeah, I planned this from the beginning. Hee Hee
Here's the sketch. It is from Creative Scrappers.
Here are the close ups!
Hope everyone is having a happy and scrappy weekend! Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)