Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | May

There was only one contender to show how we had redefined something in May to make it work for us, and that was when The Boy and I went into town to see the Jubilee decorations. I don't have any specific British-themed embellishments, so I used stickers from Doodlebug's Land That I Love range, which … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | May

Life in the Time of Covid | Isolating at Home

As this post goes live this morning, The Brainy One and The Boy are on Day 5 of isolating at home. Two out of three Banished The Brainy One and The Boy managed to bring back an unwanted guest from Jersey. After more than two years of avoiding the virus, both tested positive for Covid-19 … Continue reading Life in the Time of Covid | Isolating at Home

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – April

There was only one contender this month and that was when I took The Boy to brunch in a Victorian former public convenience. I used the same sketch as April but rotated it a quarter turn. I found the perfect teacup embellies in my stash; they're by Paige Evans for American Crafts. For the journaling, … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – April

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – March

There was only one contender for March and that was the return to West End theatre. On the surface the outing looked as before, but underneath, numerous changes. I reused a favourite grid design and simply copied the text from my blog post for the journaling. That book stack embellishment was a gift from Mary-Lou. … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – March

The Original Happy Mail and Where Next

I've felt a nudge of late to do something with Mum and Kay's letters. The thought of all that transcription, hours and hours of it, is daunting, to say the least. But every good idea needs to begin with a single step. Inspired by Flea Market Love Letters, I've opened an Instagram account - @maggieandkaypenpals … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail and Where Next

The Circle Of Life As Documented By Our Wedding Album

Working on our revamped wedding album brought home to me just how relentless the circle of life is. You know that I enjoy a list, collecting numbers and family history - here's what I realised: Deaths | Fourteen guests have died since our wedding dayIncluded in this list are my mum and my parents-in-lawThe first … Continue reading The Circle Of Life As Documented By Our Wedding Album

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – February

It was only when I was sorting the layouts made at Crop in the Country into albums, that I realised I had created a page suitable for this month's One Little Word. Before slipping the page into an album, I added two more acrylic embellishments, and extra photos and journaling to the back of the … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – February

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – January

For want of a better idea, I'm sticking with recording this year's word of redefine simply - one 12x12 scrapbook page each month. For January I chose a family gathering, which looked normal on the surface. Underneath that layer of normality, those of us over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated, all adults and … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – January