Sew Scrappy Happy . Week 2.


Now,I’m only two weeks behind in this class! I took the photos to experiment with the ‘macro’ setting on my camera for the HTE class. I didn’t use them for that class but when I saw this patterned paper, I thought of them. One of the challenges for this week was to enclose a space with stitching. I decided to branch out and do some zig-zag stitching around the tulip and girl embellishments.

Here, There and Everywhere.






Shimelle Laine, the author of this class posted the last prompt today….number 18! I am only just about to start prompt 7 but her advice is to take my time as scrapbooking is supposed to be fun! Well, it is, so here are the last of my los for the Here section.

Sew Scrappy Happy . Week 1.


Here is my lo for week 1 of this class! Oops! It’s really week 4, the last week of the class! Well… anyway….I’m ‘behind’ as usual, so watch this blog for weeks 2, 3& 4! I really enjoyed doing this week 1 project, mainly because I was able to sew most of the elements on and not get myself all stickied up with glue!! Still, I DO like to get into a sticky situation sometimes, so I don’t think I’ll be giving up the paper and glue altogether. I certainly will be including stitching on my los from now on, thanks to Jen!!

Scrap your Day. 25th February 2009.


On the 25th January, we had a day at home, but this month John and I were on holiday in Alnwick, Northumberland. We stayed in a holiday let near the town centre called ‘Hufflepuff House’, which is something to do with the Harry Potter books. Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts School in the HP films. The castle wasn’t open but we have visited there a couple of times before when the children were young and before the HP phenomenon! That day we went out to the seaside at Alnmouth and Amble. Forgot to take a photo of tea- lasagne by the way and I couldn’t take the face shots that Shimelle wrote about in the prompt because I hadn’t access to a PC. If you would like to see more photos they are in the Scrap Your Day group on Flikr- link below.

HTE. My Neighbourhood.Local journeys.






The latest pages for this class concern the journeys I complete most often. I didn’t want to use the word ‘commute’ as I am retired now and like to think I have a more ‘laid back’ attitude to life.