Saturday, 11 July 2009

Journal made as a gift

So once again the question loomed: what do we get Aunt L for her birthday?
She lives alone, doesn't drive, has no hobbies we can think of.
Then suddenly - as fortunately as time was running out fast! - I thought of an idea I had come across: making a notebook with my craft supplies!
Suddenly I was much more interested in the whole 'what-do-we-get-for-aunty' palaver.
I knew Aunt L would love a Prayer journal so that's what I decided to make.

Amazingly it took me 6 long hours to make it!
I used a Papermania Chipboard Album and decorated the front:

And then the inside of the front and back covers, aswell as printing out a form for each page of the journal:

I didn't have anymore of the paper I used for the front cover so I used a matching paper but then tragically and stuopidly I got some of my son's paint on it!!!! I tried to conceal it by using blending chalks but it didn't do a thorough job of it (the picture below was taken before I applied the chalks) but I think it still looked acceptable. At least it was only on the back cover.

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Monday, 6 July 2009

Bangers and Mash

Presenting Miss Bangers and Miss Mash - our 12 week-old British Lop pigs!

Although they haven't been handled before they soon warmed up to us, especially to hubby (now why would that be I wonder??)

They're about the size of a medium dog at the moment. They got straight to work digging up all the roots underground. It was their first time outside and they seem to love it. What surprises us is how quiet they are - our hens are much noisier!

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