Monday, 30 March 2015

Time for a retreat.

So off I went vaguely packed up with even vaguer layouts to do, all in their 12x12 see-through bags, ready to plucked from the tote with the aim of making life easier. Oh if only I had more time to prep these weekends away, I may just remember everything. 
I have to say, it was probably the best one I've been to recently, very relaxed and easy-great great table company in the name of CSM Michele, Denise and Jane.
I started this one during the weekend but finished it at home as I hadn't planned to do it so didn't have any of the necessaries with me. Absolutely love it. With permission I have cased this one of Terhi's:

Again with her permission, I am blogging my version, not quite CASED but very very close, here:

If you want a further look at Terhi's work, go here. Her style always leaves me dumbstruck. It is  ...well you decide for yourselves. I love it.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Just a small obsession

I think I may have a problem. I think I may be a tad obsessed. I think I may need to get back to scrapbooking.

Ooops. ***Note to self: iron the bag before uploading a naff photo of it.:-)
Only 8 more magnetic snap fasteners to use.

Monday, 16 March 2015


... I decided I would need a pencil case to take all my pencils, inks, ruler and other bits and bobs. Yes, I know I have one already but not a long one. So, what is a girl to do? I made one. Yes, my toy machine, that doesn't have a zipper foot, actually took a zip and a folded over zip at that.

 All set to go now. Apart from packing that is.
Sorry for the rubbish quality of the photo.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Ive been got by the gremlins.

Yet another late night/early morning. Id been waiting for some magnetic snaps to arrive through the post. I got in from work last night and there they were. Making sure hubby was fast asleep I crept down to join the elves and got going with the latest tote. I mean seriously how many can you have? Its getting ridiculous. The bow is on straight by the way but, just like with my scrapbooking layouts, I can never take a decent photo. 


Friday, 6 March 2015

one of these fine days arrived...

...or should I say nights as I was up until the early hours. Once I start I can't stop. Much as I love Littl'un I'm afraid she just won't be big enough for Paris so had to have a mate:

Now if you are wondering why I made another given that Big'un looks exactly the same as Littl'un then think again:

I wanted to be able to get a 12x12 box (which is actually slightly bigger than 12x12) inside. In fact I wanted to be able to get 2 boxes in. I also wanted to put a double thickness interfaced pocket inside so I did:

Feeling very good about it as it was made with the John Lewis toy machine I bought way back when and had never even opened. Given that it says it is only suitable for lightweight material I think it did very well to take all the thickness' involved.
May well do more of these. What for I know not but does that matter?