Notes from a Craft Studio

How's your craft mojo, have you found it?

Posted by Linda Gransby on

One of the positives about the current situation is that its given a lot of us extra time at home to enjoy our crafting.I've been enjoying reliving my trip to Asia from earlier this year, collecting my daily journal from the trip, and the photos and making pages.I've also been thinking of how I can make scrapbooking a continuing pleasure rather than a chore... I sometimes hear people taking about how they are 'behind' with their photos...  I think we should concerntrate more on the pleasure of the crafting, and the memories, and less on whether something is perfectly presented...

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Mini Album Instructions

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Well, for a change we had good weather over a bank holiday.... too bad we couldn't go anywhere! On the plus side, this current situation seems to be bringing out a bit of the old community spirit.  In my road lots of people sat in deck chairs in their front gardens enjoying the sun on Friday and chatted accross the road to each other.Have you taken any pictures of what you did, I'd love to see them.  You can share them in our Memories and Photos community chat facebook group (Click here).  Spring CleanI had a bit of a spring...

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I'm not Kirsty but I can craft......

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Have you seen the explosion of craft programmes on the TV at the moment? Kirsty Allsopp is doing a programme direct from her home; we have the Great British Sewing Bee and over on Channel 4 Grayson Perry is encouraging us to have a go at art.....What is clear, is that art and craft helps us in times of stress and change, so you can stop feeling guilty about getting your scrapbooking or carding making projects out... embrace the time you have at the moment and just enjoy! Mini album intructionsI thought I'd give you a little inspiration, so here's...

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Revealed.... The Secret of Time Travel

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I was really excited recently to have the opportunity to visit Ascot House where my Great Great Grandfather used to work in the early 1900’s as coachman to Lady Rothschild.  My mission was to match up the photos.....

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How I started

Posted by Linda Gransby on

So, Memories and Photos is my baby, I’ve nurtured her as she’s grown since I started way back in the Millenium, giving lots of TLC during bad patches, and celebrations during the good. I’ve run her alongside a full-time job for much of that time, juggling the corporate IT world and the very polar opposite life of the creative arena, until I took the jump in 2008 and gave up corporate life to pursue my dream.  I’m proud to say I’ve done it without investing loads of my own money (I started with less than £100), no borrowing, no outside...

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