Tuesday, 8 September 2015

I remember when........

I married my husband straight after several years of travels. We'll be celebrating our 9th anniversary next month, and next week will be 10 years since we met......   during my travels. I remember when I was a size 8 (that's a small clothing size in Australia) - at the registry office  LOL. Our actual wedding bands are made from surgical steel, we picked them up at the local market a few days after the registry office. I am waaaaaay off a size 8 now (and with good reason - I'm married), so the ring no longer fits. Can't extend it, as surgical steel can't be cut.
So on my tag I have quilled rings (and, yes, they fit). They're from gold gilt-edged 3mm (1/8") quilling paper. The rings sit on a twinchie made from cardstock I marbled with gold acrylics. All sitting on a tag I found in a scrapbooking collection I won last year. Thought it's a fitting tag with all the visa stamps - it's like my passport.......   no, my passport is heaps better. I also found a tattered ribbon that I just had to use here. Rubbed on transfer of the word 'remember', then scratched some off. You can see some of my reminiscing scribbling in the corner of the twinchie, where I'm remembering my old size   :)
BTW, the scrapbooking collection I won was for this quilled piece and the twinchie with the rings is taking part in Two by Two Tuesday this fortnight, where the prompt is 'Treasure'. Couldn't resist all the plugs.



9 comments:

  1. Love your rings, what a wonderful tag full of memories, including size 8 - yes, we do tend to grow (in all directions) over time! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Your tag is very sweet and I wish you congratulations and a very happy anniversary :D

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  3. Very cool tag - love the quilled rings and the story behind the tag!!

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  4. What a special memory! The rings look real!

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  5. Those memories make the tag so very special. And oh, I remember when I was a UK size 8, sigh.

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  6. I think I was about twelve when I last wore a size 8. Great tag full of memories, love the quilled rings.

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  7. Beautiful, sentimental tag Zoe!

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  8. Oh the days of size 8 were never my memories..(sigh- size 12- I am tall!!)I love your story, and this tag is a sweet tribute to your 9 years together.Congrats!

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