I’m very excited today! First I have someone selling me their old Cricut machine. It’s going to come in super handy for my cloth counting books and also scrapbooking and well all other papercrafts.
THEN unexpectedly, my hubby asked me if I wanted a sewing machine our friends are selling. He even came home this morning with a piece of fabric stitched with cute little hearts and leaves and the other fun embroidery designs it does. (You knew that would seal the deal right Tabatha?) How could I say ‘no’? It’s a BabyLock, which I know nothing about, hopefully it’s pretty user friendly. My current machine is pretty basic. He’s meeting them later this afternoon and will bring it home for me. It’s like an early Mother’s day with so many presents.
I hope my sewing machine cover fits! I may have to break out One Yard Wonders again!
Making a rap? Ok. I’ll stop now.
I have returned from my weekend away!! It seems like it went by in a blink. I arrived on Friday night, a tad late, at 7 and joined everyone for dinner and then off we went back to the huge room where all 11 of us were set up on our own huge table to work on our projects. Somehow I’ve come home totally exhausted! All I did was sat in a chair all weekend! The first night I climbed into bed at 2am then got up at 9 and rushed to grab some breakfast, which was at 8:30. Last night I went to bed at about 1:30 and woke up at 9.
I completed over 30 double page layouts, so over 60 12×12 pages! I finished a book of our Christmas trip. From start to finish I got it done, journaling and all! This page with the kids at the playground is my favourite part of the book. I love the photos and the lettering. There were so many neat little gadgets, like the wonderful lovely Cricut which I need to have.
It was loads of fun. I’ve never been to something like this and it was great to have so much time to focus on layouts and have a big work area. It was also nice to have a break from being mommy. Big thanks to Kelly who set it all up.
OOoooohhh and the bestest part was that I had taken some of my taggie blankies to ask the crafty ladies present what they thought was a fair price, just to get an idea before my show. The 3 ladies I showed them to each bought one!! It was great. Thanks ladies!
Just cleaned up my desk/craft area and found this hidden away in the corner. I was supposed to be adding some more pictures to it and putting it back together . . . . ages ago. Now there’s a 11 month old sibling to add to it!! But since it’s a papercraft, and I haven’t posted about any of those, I thought I should share.
I used a hinge bound 7 x 7 scrapbook, it was from Creative Memories ages ago so I doubt you can still get one. There are so many school themed books out there I’m sure one of those could work.
I found the little poem online, not sure where but you can download the document here. (as soon as my techie hubby helps me)
An easy letter to fill up, B. Here's the 2 page spread.
I made each page a 2 page spread for the letter, except near the end I used 1 page for those less likely to fill up, like W, X, Y, Z. In hindsight I should have done that for Q as well, other than quilt I’ve been stuck on that one. I used a bunch of different coloured alphabet sticker sets, again from Creative Memories, but you could just by I sheet and use it for your entire book. I just had a lot of alphabet bits and pieces.
S is for sunglasses, smiles and snowmen!
You can use scraps and bits of paper to decorate the pages. If you have punches it’s even easier.
C is for cookie
This is also a great way to make use of sticker odds and ends you have lying around. I also find it handy for using up photos I printed but didn’t scrapbook, I have a bad habit of overprinting. I also print a lot of wallet sized pictures for this project, since the pages are smaller and I can fit 9 of those photos on a sheet it works out well.
I started writing the words next to the pictures as well. Depending on your child you may want to add words.
Guess I’d better get updating!