Thursday, 27 August 2009
I can't believe we are now so close to the end of this project and I have definitely slowed down. I have kind of run out of photos I want to use but also I know that when it's done - it's done. But there's always the next one .....
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Seems like I have a holiday theme going on at the moment! Could it be because I am going away very soon?!
For the weather page I chose a photo of the view across the roof tops in Praia da Luz. I become somewhat obsessive about checking weather forecasts before I go away. Trouble is that the websites don't always say what I want them to say so I have to surf the net to find one that says the magical ' non stop, almost 24 hour sunshine'
For the view page I used a picture taken back in 2004 when we went to Barbados. The sunsets were amazing and this is the view from our balcony. It really was paradise. We wanted to go somewhere special that year as the kids were 17 and 14 and we knew there wouldn't be many more opportunities to all four of us go together on holiday.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family - Frank.
We don't see him that often, but he is partial to a stroll round the garden around 7pm in the evenings. He's so tame and quite photogenic! Not sure how the name of Frank was adopted but it seems to suit him.
So when Shimelle gave us a nature theme to use, I couldn't resist using this picture of our little super star.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
But everyone else seemed to be coping OK so I bought some 'freezer paper' and ironed my fabric onto it. So far so good. Loaded it into the paper tray, held my breath and pressed 'print'. It almost got caught up in one corner but I eased it through and the result was pretty good. Whatever was I so scared of? ;-)
So instead of printing the 'love' printable onto old pages of books, I did it on fabric and used it on Friday's page :
Now all I need to master is the technique of holding the camera at arms length to take an impromptu self portrait!
Monday, 17 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Todays prompt could have been designed with me in mind ... coffee..... chocolate...
I knew I had the perfect photo to use for this - my sister has a holiday home in Portugal and about 50 yards from the front door is a little traditional old fashioned bakery which sells delicious chocolate croissants - yum! This picture shows me having breakfast in the sunshine on the terrace - diet? what diet? ;-)
Monday, 10 August 2009
The lacemaking pillow and bobbins were consigned to the loft when our daughter was born - I didn't have the time to do it and then once she was mobile, those pretty beads were too tempting to keep away from. So up in the loft it went and up in the loft it has stayed. I'll get it down again one day ..... probably ....
I've always enjoyed making things, even got an A level in needlework and used to make most of my own clothes. I've learnt crochet, macrame, knitting, patchwork, smocking but one of the most satisfying of all crafts has to be lacemaking. I wonder if I could remember how to do it?!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
When I saw today's prompt, I knew I would have no trouble in finding an appropriate picture.
We are a 6 guitar family and only 2 of us play guitar! And no, one of them isn't me! I chose a photo of my son which was taken during rehearsals for the recording of an EP that he and his friend made at a studio last week.
I liked the idea of printing out onto stickers and then using them with slight gaps in between each part, it gives a kind of tiled effect.
Monday, 3 August 2009
It's begun! The first prompt arrived in my inbox this morning and this is my title page.