Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW - Post Belstead & Halloween

Well, my bags are still unpacked after a weekend away at Belstead.  I spent time trying to finish the Halloween Tag Books for my grandgirls but Halloween come and went and they still sit on my workspace as work in progress:



Also  on my desk you can see the mini book that I made using an off cut piece of paper that I mentioned here.  In the same post I told how I made the paper, after being inspired by Shimelle's Pretty Papers class.
At Belstead I made handmade paper and I dared myself to cut into this and new 12" papers.  After all, Halloween was approaching and I was getting prepared for taking risks!

But would I feel tricked or treated after I had mustered up my courage.....?



What do you think?  I was extremely pleased with the finish wallet and album, and I will be taking many more risks in future, Halloween or not!  There are lots of hidden pages and pockets and I am not quite sure yet what I will put in the book.  I will keep it a while until an idea emerges but any suggestions are welcome!  And I'll also be using many more scraps and strips to make my own papers.  Idea's are bouncing into my head and I just wish that life did not get in the way of creative time.

Have a good week what ever you are doing.  And do pop over to Julia's if you have time to see more 'What's on your workdesk' this Wednesday.

12 comments:

  1. Lovely, gorgeous, lush, fab (can you tell I like it?? LOL) combo of colours and patterns. I'd really quite like some fabric like that, pretty please. Would go down rather well as aprons, bags etc!!
    Hugs, LLJ xx
    PS You don't look old enough to be a grandma!!!

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  2. Ohhhh.... fabric.... now that's an idea!!!
    I have bags of scraps. Thanks Jan!

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  3. That's a lovely project Sandie. How orignal to have the matching wallet to keep your album safe. Have fun filling it.

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  4. That is fabulous, would you consider a tutorial?!

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  5. Sandie, a tutorial on the mini book & wallet :) The photo on my blog yesterday was of us with the group of friends we travel with to see our college alma mater play football (American). We were up in Annapolis, Maryland to play the US Naval Academy, fun weekend!

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  6. The finished project looks wonderful - and sounds as if you've lots more possibilities up your creative sleeve!

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  7. Beverly - I'll happily do a tutorial. I thought they would make a Christmas gift so I am thinking of making more and can take photos with a tutorial in mind. Glad you liked them :)

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  8. Great project and fab goodies on your desk trace x

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  9. Super project! I love how you sewed up bits and pieces of paper to make your cover! Great way to use up scraps! And I'm know they'll be greatly enjoyed and treasured as Christmas gifts! I sure wouldn't mind one! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  10. Life has to get in the way - or the ideas wouldn't come. It's a theory that I'm really starting to believe! The album is fantastic, and the girlies will love the tag books whenever they're ready. I know I would!

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  11. Hi...just popped over via The Felt Fairy to say I am joining in the Monthly Make...hope to keep up with you through 2012...Merry Christmas...

    Kirsti xx

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  12. Hurray! Thank you for joining the Monthly Make for 2012. I am really looking forward to seeing what you make! I am going to try very hard this year and really hope that we can support one another! If you do a post about your make then please pop by and leave me a comment so that I can come over and see it! Love Annie x ♥♥♥

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