A slight obsession with books

Reading and Fibrecrafts


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Rhinos, Giraffes & scary dinosaurs

We took loads of photos on the Safari last year so I wanted to do several layouts of the various animals as well as a generic Safari one.

This one is of the two different types of rhino that they have. Basic Grey Archaic and the journalling is factual rather than heartfelt. (I don’t do much heartfelt stuff, to be honest. It’s not me 🙂 ) Next is the giraffes. More Basic Grey and one of my all time favourite giraffe photos. Love that face! Finally one of my favourite rides – Dinosaur. I journaled about why I love it so much and used more Basic Grey Archaic, including that gorgeous dino paper and sticker.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #2

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. I’ve been carrying on with Crazy Cat Lady and I’ve got a fair bit done. I’m quite pleased with how much 🙂

This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

All the little picture frames are done now but there are loads of other details to add. It’s like having lots of mini finishes which I’m loving. I really enjoyed doing these cats & the vase. 

Hopefully Cat Lady will have a face for the next update. She’s looking a bit scary at the moment.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLinda,  Mary MargaretHeidi, Connie, Jackie, Sunny

Look how many of us there are now! Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.

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Hollywood, Pandora & Dinoland

More layouts from our trip to Florida last year.

This is one of my favourites so far. Lots of lovely Basic Grey and a huge photo. Next is one from Dinoland in Animal Kingdom. I love that they give you real props to hold sometimes instead of just doing magic shots to get some added interest. I used mostly BG Archaic for this. It has dinosaurs on some of the paper. Finally one from Pandora, the new land in Animal Kingdom. We took lots of photos there as well as getting lots of Photopass ones. This is one of the magic shots with a Banshee added in afterwards. I used some very old paper on this one.


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Dinosaurs, Spaceship Earth and Halloween

More scrapbooked photos from our 2017 trip to Florida.

There are dinosaurs scattered about in Dinoland and it’s a tradition for us to pose with them. Lots of lovely BG Archaic. It’s perfect for Dinoland photos. Next is one of my favourite layouts so far, and a rare double. More old paper being used up! Finally two MNSSHP layouts.  I did the first one as a single but decided to do the second one with the same papers so it could go on the facing page. Despite the colours looking completely different, they do match. I take the photos on a desk by the window to get natural light, but it had started snowing by the time I took the second one so the light was different.

Layouts inspired by Shimelle’s A most magical scrapbook class.


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SAL – Crazy cat lady #2

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. As I finished A whole lotta latte for the last update, I’ve carried on with Crazy cat lady, which is the one that I did a bit to when Latte stalled temporarily.
This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

I’m getting used to doing the different types of cross stitch now; diagonal half-crosses, horizontal half-stitches and vertical half-stitches. I’m really enjoying it, especially all the little pictures in frames. Just a couple more of those to go and I can start working my way down the Cat Lady herself 🙂

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine,  Mary MargaretHeidi, Connie, Jackie

Look how many of us there are now! Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.

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A crochet finish!

I’ve finally finished the Carousel blanket, thanks partly to taking it to craft club at work. I’m really chuffed as it’s such a pretty design and looks a lot more complicated than it actually was.

It’s a bit tricky to get a photo of it all but I managed by moving some furniture to make space on the floor.

It looks nice on the single bed but I think it’ll be put away for now as the cats would love it too!A few close-ups.
I didn’t have many finishes last year so I’m planning to make 2018 the year of getting things completed. I’m really happy to have the first finish just two weeks into the year. I’ve set myself the challenge of 5 crochet finishes on Ravelry, and hopefully will have several cross stitch projects joining those. No stash buying until I’ve made a considerable dent in the stuff that I already have.

Next on my list is the temperature blanket. I think that I’ll end it after the current round as I’m not loving as much as I did initially and it’s the right size now for a lap blanket.


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SAL – A whole lotta latte #14

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and A whole lotta latte is finished. Hoorah!

Hopefully for the next update there will be some progress on Crazy Cat Lady.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine,  Mary MargaretTimothy, Heidi, Connie, Jackie

Look how many of us there are now! Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.

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