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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Preserving My Family's Legacy
The first project I made for Sabor Papel using the Amor Collection. My mother and my photo taken in 1958.
Hello and thank you for joining me on my blog today. I want to share with you a bit about myself and my journey of preserving my family's leagacy. I know I come from a long line of talented women crafters. My mother once told me that my grandmother, Petra, spent most of her time embroidering, tatting, and crocheting since she came from an aristrocratic Mexican family. My own childhood memories are filled with the sound of my mom's Singer sewing machine running late into the night and of images of her sitting in her chair crocheting her beautiful doilies and handmade dolls.
Just like those two beautiful and beloved women, creating beautiful handmade treasures runs through my blood. I have crafted in so many ways in my 57 years. I even earned an interior design degree, but truly my first loves are crocheting and papercrafting. I am so blessed to have shared this love with my mother and now with my daughter, Crystal. We could craft and share ideas all day long!!
Crystal and me at Scrapbook Expo. She is such an inspiration to me!
And now since the launching of Crystal's company, Sabor Papel, I am even more excited and inspired to continue the legacy of crafting and documenting my journey. Of course, we are now passing on this love of art to the new generation in the family, Dylan and Vincent, my beautiful and talented grandsons.
I am so very proud of my talented daughter, Crystal. She and Teresa have created Sabor Papel and founded it on the cornerstones that are close to so many of our hearts. I encourage all of you to be inspired to document your own journey, connect to your heritage, celebrate your culture, and preserve your legacy using these gorgeous and inspiring paper collections. I leave you with one of my favorite projects that I have created so far for Sabor Papel. It was inspired by their mission statement: Documenting our journey, connecting to our heritage, celebrating our culture and preserving our legacy.