Friday, 27 August 2010

Creative Juices

Before the Boogster was born, I made my own baby book for him. I loved designing the layout for each page and it all came together quite nicely. Two friends in particular, really loved it and so I made one for one and gave the other all the necessary materials to make her own. Now that my original scrapbook is finished, I plan on making another one to document the summer holidays. I have all these brilliant ideas in my head - some from a magazine called Scrapbook Inspirations which has some absolutely gorgeous layouts. I've been collecting different materials for mine: tube maps; photos, wrapping paper; Happy Meal boxes etc and once I have the pictures developed, can get started on making it.

I also want to get back to making some jewellery and doing some crochet. I can only do all of this when the Boogster is asleep of course because he's just going to want to join in. I have visions of him poking his eye out with a crochet hook! I blame this sudden burst of creativity on Etsy of course. Every time I log onto the site, there's something I want to buy or make myself. I have already virtually spent millions on that site.

Through Scrapbook Inspirations, I also came across another blog called The Write Start. I've been reading the blog for the last month or so and absolutely LOVE it. She has some amazing ideas and I love how it's all linked with developing writing and fine motor skills whilst making it fun for children and adults alike. Plus, I want her little work area. It's so organised.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Clothes, clothes everywhere and I've still got nothing to wear!

One of the things on my to do list this summer holiday is to clear out my wardrobe. I seem to have so many clothes but when I go to look for something to wear I can't find anything. It happens every single time and I hate it. So, I've decided to be really ruthless and sort my clothes into two piles: Keep and Give to charity.

I was watching an old episode of Gok's Fashion Fix and have come to this conclusion: a 24 piece capsule wardrobe will do nicely. Imagine that. 24 pieces that you can mix and match. No more feeling guilty about having so many clothes and still not having anything to wear. Problem solved. Or so I would like to think.

New problem - how do I put together a 24 piece capsule wardrobe? I'm rubbish at that sort of thing. I have to do some research into it.