Saturday, 23 August 2014

They say variety is the spice of life................

 So I like to try different things.........
Last Christmas I made some wrist warmers for a friend and decided to play about with the pattern to make some for my Niece who has petite wrists and hands. I should have added something so you could se the size as these are quite tiny. I gave her them today and she loves them - especially the little owl thats in the pattern.

 I also made this beanie hat for her which is a normal adult size and fits fine.
 There is a kind of pattern in there too.
I am thrilled she likes them as I was worried when I heard she hates knitted things !
Now I need to make a POU for my Nephew - there is a challenge!

Thanks for stopping by x
Janet

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Our James

 Loved playing in water. Here he is about 19 months old getting soaked in the back yard. This was another layout idea from a kit but again I didnt follow it too closely.
This is the reverse of the above image and just one I quickly put together at the end of the session last Wednesday. My sleepy boys in the days before Meghan. Another 2 layouts for James' scrapbook this time - one day I may finish it!
Thanks for stopping by x
Janet xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

Last one of Megs for now

Again this was a layout begun at the crop. Not a direct copy but very near of the kit I was lucky to buy there.
The journalling has not yet been added fully but you can see I have put a little in there though the title is hard to see in the picture. It says "Tea at the Ritz"
I love the picture of Megs looking through the cake stand - which if you are a friend on facebook you will recognise as the title picture on my facebook page !
That was a very special day and one I do treasure very much - I have pictures of my son James from that day too ready to scrapbook next time.
Thanks for stopping by x
Janet xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Layouts from the weekend

 The Layout on the left hand side was the layout from a kit I purchased on Saturday - There was so much in the kit with the addition of some more card stock I was able to create a 2nd similar layout for a 2 page spread.
This is my daughter Megs and her best friend Emily at their coming of age photo shoot earlier this .year.


 The picture of above their heads was to recreate one of the very first photos I have of them as babies lying side by side.
Here they are looking all grown up - I love how the photographer used Megs fur hoody to make it look like a very wintery shot!
So thats 3 more layouts done for Megs album - there is one more to share then 2 for our James' album too - told you I was on a roll xx

Thanks for stopping by x
Janet

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A return to scrapbooking.........

 I went to a crop on Saturday - I can't tell you have wonderful it was to craft without any pressure at all. No deadlines - no must have project just go with the flow and see what happens.  I will show you what I did last Saturday another day - this is what I did today after purchasing a few scrapbook kits from the crop.
This looks nothing like the layout in the pack except the colours and papers. I found I wanted to go my own way once I had chosen the photograph to play with
Our Megs playing the "play me I'm yours " piano in St Pancras station, London.
 I neary burst with pride that day as Megs played Bellas lullaby from Twilight and White clouds the piece she played at the Remembrance concert 2 years ago.
The lady in the photo to Megs Left was reduced to tears and called her an Angel who played beautiful music. She was not wrong there but it was lovely for a complete stranger to appreciate my amazing daughter and her playing.
Lots more scrapbooking to show but I will wait for another day.
Papers and card by Stampin up.
Alphabet die Hippie chick by cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking x
Janet

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Another Molly project

 I was so glad to have my Mollies with me at the retreat so I could make catch up cards.  Here is another one I made for a friend in Scotland tht I need to catch up with.
Same papers as my previous Molly project but this time using ice cream George - seems apt for the hot weather!
Off to work for a sleep over duty today - wont be back till after 3pm tomorrow so its a looooong shift but not long now till my 2 weeks holidays yippee!
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Janet

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Christmas in July

 As you know I love Christmas crafting - and so do many of my crafty chums. For the last 3 years we have got together regularly to prepare for Christmas.
This was part of last weeks class where we used embossing folders for quick but classy cards.
I really liked this class and will be making more of these for my own Christmas collection.

I am entering these into the Christmas in July challenge at Little Red Wagon

Thanks for stopping by xx
Janet