Jenny Lawrence

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to cardsarus blog spot My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.

Sunday 11 September 2022



Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.


I was so saddened by the news on hearing it late Thursday evening about our beloved Queen, I remember celebrating her Coronation when I was just 4 years old.

If you have been folowing my blog for many years you would have seen the picture of me in a Coronation Cake outfit my Mother made for me to go to fancy dress ball.

I actually won first prize too.

This is the photo taken by the South Wales Argus of the first second and third.

I am the one in the centre of the picture the one on my left is my older sister don't know the name of the girl on my right.

My mother printed Westminster Abbey on my blouse I cannot imagine how she idid that in 1953 and then studded items around the cake skirt.

On the top was a the Royal Coach and Horses my mother bought to put on there, apparantly they are worth a lot of money now.

Don't know what happened to mine I most proberly played with it and broke it. 

Here is acloser picture of my outfit and the cake.

Thank you so much for sharing my memories.

I really appreciate every vist and wonderful comments you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.


meg said...

I really enjoyed reading about your memories of the fancy dress your mum made you in celebration of the Coronation

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, What a fabulous dress your Mum made for Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, it was amazing, both the Coronation and your dress.
Lots of love from Patricia xx.

Liz said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of the coronation, what great photos. I didn’t quite make the coronation, I arrived about four months late. 😉 I think it will be a while before it really sinks in that Queen Elizabeth is no longer here. What an amazing lady she was, serving her country until the end of her long life.

(Thanks again for the voucher. I’ve put a photo of my purchases on my blog.) xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

How awesome is that! Congrats on your first prize! Such a cute outfit, and you looked adorable! Your mother must have been so proud! What a fabulous memory! Thanks for sharing the old photo - I enjoy things like this! Have a wonderful day!

Sue said...

Fabulous memories Jenny you looked adorable! hugs Sue x

Brenda in IN said...

What a sweet tribute printed right on your dress. Your mother was very crafty to make this for you.