Anyway, I was feeling a bit better last night so we went to Asda for a food shop. Big mistake, by the end of walking round (and I wasn't even pushing the trolley!) I was so knackered and short of breath it was untrue. Clearly I'm not better yet. But hopefully now I'm on anti biotics I'll be fine again soon but in the mean time all this enforced R&R is giving me the perfect chance to catch up on some long over due craftyness.
I love this photo of Jenny & James driving off from the church in the wedding car. Not your typical wedding photo but I really like it so I decided to scrap it to go in the "day trip" album (aka the adventures one featured in SI). I try and scrap atleast 1 LO from our daytrips and I love looking through the album. It's a great way of remembering all those trips out.
It's mostly been made with stash I bought from the fab local craft shop Crafty Hearts. If you're anywhere near definately check it out, you're guarentied a warm welcome and they have the most gorgeous stash. The Jenny Bowlin and Anna Griffin PP and the Thickers on this LO all came from there. The clear fabric circle is actual from the favours boxes from the wedding and the little white scalloped circle just under the photo is actually a drinks mat I stole from the hotel bar at the wedding!
I love this photo of me and Jenny (again taken at the wedding - Jenny doesn't wear a wedding dress in everyday life honest!) and when we saw it we both agree it needed scrapping. And this is my attempt. Made using the June ScrapAGoGo kit mostly, with other bits thrown in for good measure like the Jenny Bowlin Ticket and journalling card from Every Jot and Title at Etsy. Love that big embossed dot cardstock from Bazzill, it's nearly as good as dotted swiss!
And finally a bit of a self motivating LO for me made with lots of different bits and bobs from my stash. There's several things I want to achieve in my life at the moment and I am taking big steps right now towards achieving them and hopefully it won't be too long before the dreams become a reality. I made this to remind me that even when it feels like it's never going to happen that if I stay positive it will happen. Mark's a constant reminder to what you can achieve if you put your mind to it and I know if I work hard enough it'll happen! There's some hidden journalling on the tab before the photo of exactly what I do want to achieve and I think I'm going to leave this one out in my craft (maybe even mount it on a canvas for the wall) to keep me motivated.
And another sneak peak of the on going patchwork sewing project... I've made one but there's another one to go. Can you guess what it is yet?
A couple of people have asked where I got the fabric from. I bought it from a fab internet shop (although they also have a real shop) called Cross Patch. They don't actually have an online shop, but if you send an order request to them they send you a paypal invoice. Great service and super quick delivery too!
And finally a bit of an update from the garden. The lettuce crop is in full swing now and it's great to be able to have fresh lettuce whenever you want it. I just need to remember to keep resowing to make sure we have a constant supply. The other plants are doing well, the beetroot are well on the way and there's lots of green tomatoes appearing on the plants.
Well that was a huge update from me, hopefully I'll be back soon with the finished sewing project and some garden journal pages!