Crop in the Country | Kitty Boo CraftAway | Essex

The Best Friend and I spent last weekend inside a function room of a large golf club in semi-rural Essex. We were there for the Kitty Boo CraftAway, which is run by the immensely talented Karen. Crop delegates Required selfie with The Best Friend There were twelve festive-themed classes on offer, all suitable to be … Continue reading Crop in the Country | Kitty Boo CraftAway | Essex

Scrapbooking | My Hobby and Its Impact

I have been contemplating all that I have gained as the documenter and memory keeper of my family's social history. I have learned so much. I have felt so much. I have also done so much. Scrapbooking Forums | The owner of a paper crafting store in Elgin, Scotland told me about an online forum … Continue reading Scrapbooking | My Hobby and Its Impact

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’ve recorded what I learned throughout September here. Day 26 | It might be time for socks during the day Day 27 | We may have been given … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

Learn Something New Everyday | Days 21-25

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’ve recorded what I learned throughout September here. Day 21 | The Boy was asked, at short notice, to record a scripted piece to camera for an information … Continue reading Learn Something New Everyday | Days 21-25

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. September sky Day 11 | It's okay to have a day where you don't learn anything 🙂 Day 12 | … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Rainbow over Windsor Castle just minutes after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth was announced Day 6 | Times passes … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. The back-to-school haircut Day 1: My favourite podcast is back on BBC Sounds ... Americast Day 2: Measuring the correct amount of … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | July

I’m continuing with the theme begun back in 2020 – an album title page and one layout per month. For July’s entry I went with the historic temperatures. I went with a classic design that I have used a fair bit over the years. The design originally came from Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class. The patterned … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | July

Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album – Title Page, January and February

I'm continuing with the theme begun back in 2020 - an album title page and one layout per month. I scraplifted a design seen on Shimelle's Instagram feed for this year's title page and I love how it has turned out. 🙂 (It's also a great way to use up small and seemingly random embellishments.) … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album – Title Page, January and February