Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
I'm quite proud of these little handmade flower embellishments and as you can probably tell, I'm a tad obsessed with my new Cuttlebug alpha - its very versatile!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
My friends Emma and Gurpreet from work
Friday, 25 April 2008
The technique for my class was sewing, so I incorporated lots of swirly sewn bits. I cut the fabric from the straps of a top which I had cut off - its good to recycle stuff on a layout like that!
A busy weekend looms - its Ed's birthday on Sunday so we are going out for the evening tomorrow with friends and are having his family around on Sunday afternoon. Think a bit of house cleaning may be in order tomorrow morning...
Thursday, 24 April 2008
As you can probably tell, I've been experimenting with my sewing and painting techniques, after being inspired by some of the idea in Ashley Calder's Scraptastic book. While I don't always love the pages that Ashley makes (they can look a bit 'muddy' and over worked to me if you know what I mean), her techniques are totally inspirational and have really sent my creative mojo into overdrive - there are so many things I want to try. Now I just need to save up for some of the different mediums she uses.
Unfortunately, I have had to finally admit defeat and give up on using my mum's old 70s Singer sewing machine. The pedal kept smelling of burning and had started operating the machine on its own which can't be good! Ed has forbidden me from using it for fear of me getting electrocuted. So now I am without a machine and quite upset. Anyone know where I can get cheap sewing machines???
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
A beautiful English country garden outside a house in Burford - I love this sort of informal, cottagey style of planting best.
Ed in a little side street of Burford's main high street. It reminds me of Stratford Upon Avon a bit, although the buildings in Stratford are a fair bit older.Anyways, I'm off for this evening, I will endeavour to post soon with an update and stop being such a bad blogger!
Monday, 14 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
In scrap-related news, I will hopefully be able to share some pics of a birthday mini-book I've made soon - just as soon as the birthday in question is out of the way. And some of you may have noticed that my supply list for my UKScrappers Cybercrop class has gone up over on the forum. I got asked by ScrappyBunny last month to design a class and agreed without really thinking about it much. Now its got much nearer to the crop date. Cue lots of worrying about whether my class will be acceptable to the people that take part (I haven't really done a cybercrop before) - I have never actually designed a scrapbooking class before and its incredibly difficult! You would think that being a teacher I would have a good understanding of how to differentiate for different levels/abilities etc but I think thats something you learn through experience and in the world of scrapbooking I have no experience of pitching a class at a very wide range of people with very different levels of scrapbooking skill. Still, I like the layout so I guess thats the main thing!
I'm hoping to get a bit more DT work out of the way this week, some interesting papers to work with this time. Not perhaps what I would normally pick, but I'm going to try to do my best with them and see what I can come up with...
Friday, 4 April 2008
This layout has such fab photos of my sister pulling a very cheeky face - it makes me laugh whenever I look at it!