Monday, 22 February 2010

Three weeks that I am more than happy to forget

I don't like to literally wish time away but i am more than happy that the last three weeks have been and gone. When they said having your tonsils out as an adult would be rather painful, oh how they meant it! I can honestly say that it was the worst thing i have had to go through. I know that people have to deal with much more (i had major surgery on my stomach a couple of years ago, which in the grand scheme of things was much worse) but for some reason this operation left me feeling drained, low and with pain that i couldn't seem to escape. I was hoping that the two weeks away from work (which turned out to be three due to an infection) would give me some quality crafting time at home, but it didn't work out that way. I am thankful that it is all over and today managed to actually get back into the crafty swing of things and produce a layout using the beautiful February Scrapagogo kit.

A little while ago I decided to have some of my parents photographic slides of my childhood scanned and saved so i could print out the photos to use on my scrapbook pages. All of my childhood memories are on slides which are sadly deteriorating and the old slide projector we used no longer works, so the images are hardly ever viewed which i find really sad. It is fascinating looking at all of the old images now because I can really see how alike my children are to me when I was small.

I used a photo of me in 1975 as it seemed to fit with the vintage feel of the kit. For the first time ever I used actual stitching on my layout (despite buying a miniature sewing machine specifically for the purpose about a year ago) and i am really pleased with the way it has turned out. A vintage style is unusual for me but i enjoyed the change and would like to think I do more in the future.

tfl x

1 comment:

  1. Love the title of this layout, I have been scrapping some older photos lately and its been so cool to look over some forgotten photos from my childhood. I might borrow that title if that's ok? L x