Thursday, 22 January 2009


The sewing machine was switched on for the first time this year but only to zig zag around a piece of 28 count fabric.

I have been playing with all my card making stuff. Some of it i have been given as presents and wanted to keep for my self rather than use on cards. But what to do? I never took up the scrapbooking craze and my time spent with stamping has been limited. I am a note book fanatic and had several of those as gifts so last week I put note book and paper carafting together and came up with these themed pages.

I am quite pleased with them and will do more.

I have been hunting up here since Christmas for an A4 sheet of mental that is really for keeping cross sheet charts on so that you can use various little magnetic windows and things to keep track of counting. I never got on with it really so stuck it in "a safe place. I finally found it and have stuck it on the wall to show off another of my Christmas gifts from John.

This is one set of a series of fridge magnets to have fun with from Otter house. I would provide the link but the web site isn't up yet.

I was thinking the other day that although I take more photographs than ever, I don't actually have any photographs. On iphoto I have over 3500 images but I never made hard copies. Is this the norm or do most people dash of to one of those machines and print them off?

Yesterday was exciting. I went to work. The first day this term. I quite enjoyed it. But in this particular school the amount of time spent on planning a weeks lessons is phenomenal. And as i often say there are only 24 hours in a day.

Tuesday was exciting too as I watched President Obama's inauguration I studied US politics in my first year at university. As this was such a memorable day I think I would have watched any way.

The coming week end is The big garden bird watch

Today I saw a robin and a blackbird, but I bet they don't appear on Saturday or Sunday. Last year we only saw sparrows.

Thank you for stopping by


Anonymous said...

I like your papercraft notebooks, good idea!

I don't print my photos, either. I've had a few printed with online ordering through stores, but I think I've only printed one picture with my printer, and that was to complete a cross-stitch project. lolz.

Anonymous said...

I print a few of my photos, but not that many of them. I usually take them into the photoshop and get them put onto disc for £1.99 and if I want a copy I can just take in the disc and get it copied from there.

This year I have had a phenomenal amount of new birds in my garden. The chaffinch are new here, coal tits, great tits and I have a dozen of this bird at the moment that I've not seen before and have no idea what it is.

I'm going to check out that link.

Milly~ said...

Lovely pages Wendy.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wendy! Thanks for leaving a comment on my OWOH ...
LOVE the paper crafts! You are so talented!!

Pumpkin said...

I see you've come up with some new crafts since I've been away! You must have been hanging around Nancy's Blog ;o) You've done a wonderful job Wendy!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on my Blog. I'm glad to hear that you're working again. Hopefully it's for a length of time.

Sally said...

Love the pages! They look fantastic!

Not many birds in my garden. Saw a robin the other day and a blackbird. I think the bully seagulls are scaring them away.