Hey scrappers, would-be-scrappers-if-you-had-the-time, and blog readers in general. How are you all this Friday?
Today I thought I would share some photos I took back in April of my girl and my nephew in the midst of a favourite pastime - a tea party. They only do this at my mother's house because
1. Only a grandmother has the time and patience to put out all the little jugs of milk, sugar and weak tea, and
2. only a grandmother actually has hundreds of little collectible jugs, sugar containers, teapots and little tea cups stashed away in her cupboards.
The kids all enjoy pouring themselves cups of tea, made of mostly milk and sugar, and their grandmother spends the time refilling all the little jugs and containers.
So here's some photos that I took....
And here's how I ended up scrapping it. I chose to go with the soft blues and greens hat came through in the photos, and of course I told the little story of the 'tea party'. It's a bit brighter and 'happier' in real life - the blue bazzill cardstock is called 'powder' - the most beautiful soft blue ever! It's an important memory for them, because it's the thing they do most often at Nanny's.
I might also quickly show you how I scrapped my appliances(!). Remember those photos I took around the house a few weeks ago? Well here's some items in my house that I am grateful for, and here's how I scrapped the 5 x 7 printout. (I photoshopped the 4 photos onto a 5 x 7 'canvas' and got it printed as normal).
I went for the subtle grey thing with this layout - actually both today's layouts are fairly subdued and soft, huh? No bright loud pages this week! I only have a sliver or two of that b/w patterned paper from American Crafts left and I am being very careful with it, cause I still totally LOVE it!
And to update you on the hunt for the book character outfit, I strung all my saucepans together last night by threading cord through the ends of the handles, and slung them all over Lucy's shoulders so they hung all around her at varying heights. Then of course put one on her head upside down. She was unmistakably, 'the Saucepan Man' from a childhood favourite story, The Magic Faraway tree (probably only Aussies and possibly English people will know this story). I thought we had the most brilliant outfit ever, but made she made so much clanging noise as she walked, she decided she didn't want to parade around the school wearing the noisiest outfit the school had ever seen, so we are back to the drawing board. And I have to untie all those saucepans. Should have taken a photo, but I didn't. Maybe she'll 'saucepan up' for me, one more time....
PS. Hi Fran, I totally don't mind if you use the comments on my last post to communicate with your friends! I am so honoured that you would use my blog to be your chat room, or your mail man, or your social networking site. Love it! xx