Monday, 24 November 2008

Size Matters!

It really is a bad sign when you spend a fortnight trying to decide what size Christmas Journal you're going to do, but this is what I've been doing. I didn't want to go down the 8x8 route as I did last year as it seemed, well, too square to be honest! A4 seemed a good alternative, but seeing as I haven't scrapped in eons, maybe a bit ambitious. So then, A5? Half the size, half the time surely. Hmmmm, too small maybe. So I went to my trusty trimmer and cut out different sizes to see how they looked (too much time on my hands maybe!). Anyway, said trimmer has 8x10 highlighted on it- radical!!! But, it looks nice, right size- not too big, not too small, not too square. So this is what I'm going for. Now maybe I can move on to more important things (though I very much doubt I will).

Sunday, 16 November 2008

It's That Time Again!

Yes, it's almost time for the 'Journal Your Christmas' to start again, so I thought that it was also time to ressurect my blog. It makes it so much easier to upload photos, and gives me the kick I need to actually create the journal pages in the first place. No pictures yet, but I'll get a photo of the Chrissy stash ready and waiting to be used (I just need to find my wide angled lens to get it all in! ;) )

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Bad, bad, bad blogger!

Yes, it's been ages since I blogged, but the reason is an extremely slow internet connection that is driving me to distraction! I waited 2 minutes for my blog to fully load, before I gave up and decided just to post. So you will be seeing stuff on my blog that I can't!!!!
Moan over, I have been doing stuff. I made a bag out of some scraps of fabric I've had lying around. It's padded and great for carrying my 12x12 papers to crops- I can even get my whole Scrapagogo kit in it- box and all.

I've knitted a very long scarf, which is great because it wraps round my neck so many times that even when it's freezing outside, I'm too warm :o) It's done in Rowan Cocoon, which is a mix of 80% merino wool and 20% kid mohair- lovely to knit with, but a bit expensive.

I've also knitted one fingerless glove (I promise to get round to the other one!), made half a mini book, done a few layouts, bought the Barcelona skirt pattern on this site to make as soon as I can get material (great site by the way- with fast delivery).

I did a very simple stamped and water coloured card for my Mam for Mother's Day, and got cards off the children for myself and Peter Kay's autograph for me from Fifi.

I also want to make some special things in the next couple of weeks which I'll have to keep a secret- mean aren't I ;o)
So, is that OK for you Mrs Nwti? :o)

Monday, 28 January 2008

How did I guess I'd be Anne Elliot!

Well on my travels round the internet (on the infrequent occasions it's actually been working!), I came across a silly quiz to find out which Jane Austen character you were. I was feeling particularly silly at the time, so I took it. I knew before I started that I'd end up as Anne Elliot, and I did. Have a go- it's silly fun.

I did 3 layouts yesterday at a Scrapaholics crop. The first was using their kit. It had some Bazzill In Stitch'z templates in it, so I tried those. I'm not sure what I think of them. I like sewing, but onto card? I also had some in my January Scrapagogo kit, and these are just borders so less time consuming. I used them on the 'Wet' LO- poor Bobs. He will insist on playing football in all weather. The last LO is of Bobs again- fishing in the garden. Being the mother of a boy is never boring :o)

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Happy New Year!

A bit late, but I don't enjoy New Year at all. Start to think how much my life mirrors that awful film 'Groundhog Day'. But, self pity never got anybody anywhere, so less of that and more positive thinking.

I'm still doing the Christmas Journal, though I'm a few days behind. I've signed up for an A-Z journal and that's only once every 2 weeks so that should be OK. I've also signed up to do at least one layout a week! Oh come on, I've got no essays to worry about, I should be able to do it.

As for resolutions, I'm so useless at keeping them, that I've not bothered this year- my scrapping targets are the closest I've got. I suppose I should be thinking about going back to work, but haven't a clue what I can do or what will happen with the children after school and in the holidays!!! We're too remote for them to be left in the house on their own and a bit old for child minders- hmm, I really don't know.

Best and worse scrapping buys- I agree with you on the best Anna, my Bind it All. Who wouldn't want to make their own books! I love it. Worse buys- paper decorations from QVC. I did one and it looked so naff I gave up.

Picture is of Bobs on Christmas Day- I really don't know what he's up to- some mischief no doubt :o)