Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
... so I now know my birth name and my birth mums name. I have the forms to apply for my original birth certificate, and information about the government administered contact service. It really hasnt sunk in yet, and the one question I am unable to answer is why I didnt ask my adoptive parents for information about my birth mother. Maria said they would have known a lot about her and about her circumstances.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
... this seems to be a very fancy kitchen towel (?) or scrapbooking paper with a deep texture (!) adhered to an old book page then stamped with a funky flower border. Some of the flower heads are layered and embellished with brads. The colours work so well (something I struggle with, I have no eye for colour) and the double page spread is so gorgeous I had to blog both of them
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Very poor turnout at Redcar boot today ... lots of ladies getting rid of scrappy stuff but they wanted WAY too much for their old (dull) stickers, stamps and papers. Just about to head home when I noticed several boxes of VGC books ... and asked the stallholder for her recommendation ... so I have Hard Eight and Full Tilt to read. She also sold me this glorious red bag, its New Look but very much in the style of a Kipling bag (without that horrid monkey). I spent all of £1 for the three!
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Pinkster had the fantastic idea of making her CJ a challenge CJ. Each slip of paper had three challenges on it, to stretch and challenge us. Unfortunately, somehow, the challenges went AWOL, so by the time the CJ got to me, I was told to think up my own three things!
I HAD to post a link to this super clever and super easy book closing. I love notebooks that have an elastic closing, cos the contents are held safely inside and they sit on my shelf so neatly. This blog gives a simple-as-anything tutorial on making your own book closing from stuff that 99% of us will have on our desk. Mega thanks to Sharon