Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Photo At Last

At last I've found a minute of daylight to photograph and upload the cover of my LSNED book. The pages inside are also cut and ready to be decorated.
I am enjoying this class so much more than I expected to, even though my lessons are all still in my notebook and not yet on decorated pages. It's really making me think about life's everyday little events that normally pass me by. There's only been one day so far where my 'lesson' wasn't obvious but involved a little deeper contemplation.
Today I learnt that for me, as a Mum, sending my baby off to her first day of secondary school was equally as emotional as her first day of primary school. Who would have thought that? She was only four when I handed her over to her first teacher - I was bound to be emotional about that. She's almost 12 now, I expected that today would present no problem. Wrong. I keep thinking of that Abba song, 'Slipping Through My Fingers', and it makes me cry. Silly isn't it? 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Learn Something New

I have decided to do Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class. Last minute, of course. I'm not well prepared, of course. What's new?
My book is still in the process of being made and here we are day two and I'm off for a weekend away. However, I already have my first days entry in my head and I've learnt plenty today already! My plan is to take my notebook away this weekend and then catch up with my actual pages when I get back.
I'm using this book for my notebook. The cover is felted wool made from an old jumper and the book inside is hand made by me. It was my project for a weekend get together with some crafty friends last weekend. I took them all a piece of felted wool and they all made beautiful notebook covers and hand made books to put inside.