Sunday, 25 July 2021

Scrap Page 24/2021

 Hello Again Everyone,

Surprise, surprise! Posting two days on the trot is almost unheard of these days but I'm hopeful I'll be able to surprise you more and more as things get easier around Casa Worthington.  I can but hope. So here's page #24 in the backlog of scrap pages.

Shine Bright

The photo is of my daughter looking incredibly cute for a school photo day. The little dress she is wearing was made by yours truly back in the days when I did a lot of dressmaking. It's in a style that was very fashionable then - think 'Little House on the Prairie'. It has the addition of a front pocket for her to keep the body worn hearing aids she had back in the 1970s. She was the happiest of little girls despite her disabilities.

The patterned papers were, I remember, freebies in a scrapbook magazine that's now no longer published. I fussy cut some of the butterflies from the paper for embellishments, as was the birdcage which I have placed cunningly to cover most of the damage up in that corner of the photo. I know I might have been able to Photoshop the damage but I decided that I wanted to preserve it as is for sentimental reasons ... it was one of the many photos I took with me to Wellesley College, MA, US, when I studied there, and so got taped up in a collage I had on the door of my room. My fellow students all had similar collages on their doors.. It was they who introduced me to their style of scrapping - absolutely nothing like the scrapbooking I did as a kid in Scotland!

And finally, here's a kitty photo for those of you who love cats.
I'd like to say she took to the harness and lead like a duck to water but, no, it was never going to work. This little kitty has a mind of her own and it doesn't embrace being trussed up. She now goes out unencumbered but she's so nervous she will only go out as long as one of us is there to escort her. Funny wee thing. 

That's it from me today. Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. 

Many thanks, as always, for visiting and any comments are much appreciated too.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Scrap Page 23/2021

Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday to you all. As the situation here hasn't changed all that much since I last posted I won't dwell on it, except to say I haven't made a scrapbook page in forever! So I'm still posting pages made way back at the beginning of the year. Here's #23.

Fun Photograph

The photo, as if you couldn't guess, is a selfie. I'm not very practiced in taking selfies, mainly because I'm not keen on photos of myself anyway, but after this one was cropped and changed to black and white - the fun bit - I decided it wasn't too terrible. I've used several pretty patterned paper scraps for the layout; the large pink flower was punched from scraps too. The other embellishments and alphas for the title were from old stash. I tried my hand at framing the layout with black pen lines - one day I'll get those lines right!

I'm actually stealing time today to be here in the craftroom hoping to actually make a page or two. As long as there's not too many interruptions from our 'toddler' kitten ... she's clearly reached the terrible twos ... I should be okay.

Here she is in the craftroom, on top of my turret of patterned paper, batting my decs and totally unaware that she could bring the whole lot down like a house of cards.

That's it from me today. I hope you are all well and if, like us, 'enjoying' extremely hot and humid weather, you are staying hydrated and slapping on the Factor 50. 

Many thanks, as always, for visiting and any comments are much appreciated too. 

Monday, 12 July 2021

In A Vase On Monday - Minty Peas

 Hello Everyone,

Long time no see. We're still living, and dealing, with the affects of Long Covid so there's very little time/energy/inclination for flower arranging, not to mention all the other associated pleasures of gardening. The EM has been in hospital again, this time with severe heart failure. He's improved but is by no means recovered. It will take time. 

One of the EM's favourite vegetables is garden peas with mint and thinking of that led to today's title. The idea of putting the two together was inspired by the pot of sweet peas growing slap bang in the middle of the mint which I suspect has been established since the 1950s, when the house was built. I thin it out every year and back it comes as prolific as ever. 

For the vase enthusiasts, this one is from a set of two manufactured at the Poole Pottery. They were bought for the bargain sum of 50p at a church table sale about thirty years ago. 

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting and commenting - so much appreciated, especially during this difficult time, when I'm finding it difficult to interact as I would like. I hope you all understand. 

Bye for now,
Elizabeth