Happy Mother’s Day

kaisercraft photo framesMother’s Day!

A special day for celebrating all the amazing, wonderful Mothers in the world. Mother’s of human babies, fur babies, and babies that sadly never were.

This Mother’s Day I wanted to make my Mum an alternative to the usual paper greeting card, that I’m sure inevitably ends up in the bin.

My Mum had mentioned that all she wanted as a Mother’s Day gift this year was a particular picture of Lil Miss P that she loves, so I decided to incorporate the picture into a special, more permanent kind of card.

Using a laser cut frame and my long neglected scrapbooking supplies, I created the picture frame/card above.

I’m a little rusty on my paper crafting, so it’s not as perfectly or elaborately styled as it could have been, but I think it’s come out pretty well.

The frame I used was bought from a local craft expo in our city, but Kaisercraft also do a great range of photo frames for you to fancy up. [Read more…]

2015 Craft Project List

2015I’m almost loathe to do this again, after I failed pretty miserably on completing last years list, but I’m going to try again anyway.

In 2014 I published my first Craft Project List for the year.

I made a mistake with that list.

I was OVERLY ambitious, considering I have a small child and 3 businesses to run, but I still had hope that I would find the time I needed to do all the things I wanted.

And then reality hit.

Life got busy.

Everything else needed doing and the housework and gardening don’t do themselves!

And it turns out that children need a LOT of attention! ; )

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Lil Miss P’s Scrapbook Begins

As much as I wanted to, I didn’t get around to doing any scrapbooking of Lil Miss P’s journey before she arrived.

I took lots of notes, and the cliché progress pictures of my bump, plus I have printed copies of all our scan pictures, but they just never made it the next step onto scrapbook pages.

I was more consumed with crochet, and quilting for my new little girl.

It felt more useful to create more blankets than she would ever need, and random objects for her room like bunting and balls.

Maybe that was part of the nesting instinct?

But scrapbooking just didn’t really feature.

Which is kind of odd because nearly every other event in my life gets added to the scrapbooks as soon as I have time.

Well today I ended my scrap booking sabbatical.

 scrap booking

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