Sunday, 28 November 2010

A quick catch up

What a busy few weeks I've had. With a daughter that won't sleep and cries all day (calpol is quickly becoming my new friend!); various charity events I'm involved in all coming to fruition and Christmas fast appraoching, finding time to blog has been difficult. However, I have still managed to find to craft.

This weekend I started work on this years altered advent calendar. I'm so glad I thought ahead last year and bought one for both Jack and bump (later to become Emma!) as Tesco weren't doing them this year. Since I took this photo I've added some Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly papers to the drawers and roof and I'm just waiting on a few embellishments and the all important numbers to finish it off. Will post a pic once it's done.

I also went to an all day crop with the lovely Jo and Kim at 3 Jolly Scrapperes recently and had 4 lovely classes with the wonderful Tracie Hudson. I really enjoyed the classes although given that the night before I'd had a rubbish night with the girl, it took me a while to wake up enough to enjoy it.
This LO was using the Glitz design papers and lots of inking frames onto acetate and sewing. I should have used a portrait photo for the main part but I struggled to find a suitable pic so I went for landscape instead. I think it still works. I love the Tim Holtz bird and birdcage too.

I haven't added pics to this one yet but it'll have a 6x4 on the red photo mat and two smaller pics at jaunty angles on the bottom LHS.
This is possibly my favourite LO of the class; a DLO using Echo Park Christmas collection. I just love the bright colours against the b&w photos. The multi photo DLO makes such a refreshing change. Can't wait to use the rest of the generous amount of papers in the kit. Roll on Christmas!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I'd been meaning to scrap these photos of a weaning Emma making lots of mess with her breakfast when Shimelle posted a prompt about using a letter format to journal your story. As someone who is great at tongue in cheek, this was right up my street. For the first time in ages, I did a 12x12 DLO and kept the format quite simple to allow the photos and the letter to be the focus. I downloaded a free child like handwriting font from the net as my journalling font and wrote Emmas name with my left hand to make it more messy. I'm really pleased with this effort.

For those of you who are nosy, the journalling says:
Dear Mummy,
As you know I'm a growing girl and growing girls neeed one thing: food. If you haven't realised yet, I love my grub, especially weetabix.
Most babies might only have one weetabix biscuit for breakfast but I'm not most babies. I definitely need two. However, this shouldn't mean that my morning meal takes twice as long. I just can't wait long enough for you to spoon feed me and have resorted to providing myself via my fingers. This is resulting in a lot of mess on both me and my surroundings. Perhaps you would consider speeding up the rate of feeding? May I suggest that as soon as you have fed me one spoon, the next portion is immediately spoon loaded. This should stop the need for crying inbetween moutfuls.
I'm also aware that sometimes one bowl of cereal is not enough and I'm still so hungry taht I'm having to resort to chomping on anything else I can find including the cereal bowl. Admittedly if we managed to get less food around my mouth and more in my belly, I might find that I am more satisfied but that seems like an issue for another day. Perhaps you would consider offering me a banana or a yoghurt once the bowl is empty?
Please take these points into consideration to improve the breakfast experience for us all.
Looking forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow!
TFL. xx