Notes from a Craft Studio

its all me, me, me!

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Continuing our theme of thinking 'out of the box' for scrapbook themes, rather than the chronological events formula, I'd like you to consider making a 'Book of Me'. A book of me is exactly what it says.... make some pages about you.  It could be your favourite flowers, or what you've done in the garden.  Maybe your 10 favourite films and why, or books you've read...  Music you listen to, recipes you love to cook.  10 weird facts about you, theres all kinds of things you could include...   Or think about documenting important milestones in your life, maybe match them...

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...now where did we get that old thing?

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I'm continuing exploring ideas for adding meaningful memories to your albums, something different to the nornal family events and holiday photos.... Heirlooms: This is one I've just started on, and finding that its brining up all kinds of memories of people and events. Take an image of an item precious to you or your family, and write about its history and why it's meaningful. Who did  it belong to, what memories does it remind you of?  What do you know about it?  Describe the original owner or the event by which the items ended up in your posession.

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no photos...? no problem....

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This week I'm continuing with ideas for alternative scrapbook ideas to highlight special memories. Traditions: Do you have particular family traditions ot stories that have been passed down the generations? You don't always need to have photos of the event or person to document them, so don't let that stop you!   Get creative, you could take photos of places, look online for historic images too.  Think about places or objects, or even TV programmes, books or films that have a special meaning?   French skipping anyone?  Playing Cluedo at Christmas?  Blue Peter and John Noakes?    What are your memories?...

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Who is your biggest supporter?

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I’m sure everyone says their customers, but they have.... yes thats you!  Forgive me, its a bit cliche, but you really have become my friends now.... I’ve been holding crafting residential events since 2005, and I have loyal delegates that book every year. Its a chance to catch up with everyone stories, find out about their latest travels, oh and do a bit of crafting!  But mainly its about enjoying time with like minded people.....  The modern saying is that you have to find your 'Tribe'   Well my tribe have gluey fingers and a camera in their hand! It really...

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....ketchup anyone?

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Its lovely to be able to document our travels, but as many of us havent been getting out and about this year, I'm going to give you some alternatives to capture meaningful and interesting pages over the next few weeks..... Food:  We've been talking over in my Facebook craft and chat group about bacon sandwiches and whether ketchup should be added....  its a contencious subject!.... How about photographing and journalling about your favourite foods, Do you have a weird way of eating something mundane, or perhaps a food that you always serve for someones birthday? Family recipes passed down throught...

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