Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Time Waits For No (wo)Man.

How quickly time passes. I always mean to blog regularly, then I realise it’s a week since my last post. Where does the time go?

Well… that’s a question to be answered by the first prompt in Shimelle’s new online class called “My Freedom”. The first prompt was actually yesterday but I was out all day (more on that in a moment) so I didn’t get to it until the evening. Basically the first prompt was about Time and how it affects us. I’ve decided to go with a theme of my time throughout the day rather than looking to the past for his. I was tempted to do photos of the kids when the born and now, but I’m thinking that I want this album to be more about me directly (which feels a bit weird, I’m not used to scrapping about myself like that). I didn’t get chance to take photos yesterday but I shall be running round the house this afternoon photographing my clocks and calendar and such like so I’m ready for making my first layout later in the week.

I did manage to finish making my album for this project last night. I decided I wanted to make a handmade hardcover album (a la Tricia Morris) that was about 9x9 for the pages. This is what I ended up with. It’s really quite posh looking and girlie and not very me-like at all. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.





The cover is made with mount board, K&Co patterned paper and bazzill cardstock. I found that beautiful ribbon at my local art store and just fell in love with it. I think it looks fab for the handle with the glass beads. This was another one of those projects where I’d have swapped my entire stash for a Crop-o-dile though. I must put that on my Christmas list!

So. On to why I was too busy yesterday to get to the first prompt promptly. The college I work at has a Staff Health Day every year at the end of term where all the staff do some sort of activity. This year there was a range of activities to choose from and as I wasn’t there for the sign up I ended up on the list for Salsa dancing with the rest of the ladies from my office. I was pretty much dreading it to be honest, but ended up having an absolute blast! The teacher was a guy called Phil Kaila who is just a fab teacher and all round seriously funky dude! He also happens to be the European Salsa Champion (which can only have help when dealing with 10 hapless office workers with 20 left feet ;)). We learnt the Rhumba, the Chachacha and the Mambo and a great time was had by all.

I am slighty concerned that aliens may have taken over my husband though. After coming home and raving about the day I’d had I suggested that he might like to come to salsa classes with me. And he agreed! After I’d picked myself up off the floor (the shock and all that) I said I would ring about classes (there’s a class in a club right next to my college) and we’re going on Thursday night for our first one! Yeah. Very exciting.

Right, now I’d better dash off and do some work, not that anyone is doing much around here today. It’s the last day of term for teaching staff so it’s basically a glorified booze up with a BBQ for everyone for lunch. Sometimes working in education is so hard!!!!



Lou said...

Loving the album! Escpecially the ribbon handle and beads!

Please please please blog pics of Kendo salsa-ing!


valerie said...

gorgeous album

April said...

That ribbon is beautiful. Enjoy the salsa!

April xx

Unknown said...

that is indeed a very posh looking album!

Mrs Moog said...

I love the album - most impressed that you made the whole thing yourself!

Sounds like a bummer having to enjoy yourself that much at work - I hope they don't make you have too much fun ;)


Unknown said...

the handle is genius ! Enjoy the dancing lessons. Ive been wanting to get my dh to do that for years !

Chiara said...

your album is simply gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous album - really beautiful

Inspiration Alley said...

Fabulous album, enjoy the Salsa dancing.

CloClo said...

The album is great - can't believe you made that yourself!

Anita said...

Wow what a beautiful album ... oh and enjoy the salsa class !

kim said...

That album looks gorgeous! I am so scared to try making an album, but I can never find what I want, so maybe I need to just try it.

Have fun salsa dancing!

Marmadaisy said...

You've signed up for another class? I won't say it :P:)
I managed to get MrMarmadaisy to agree to go to Salsa classes with me, but it clashes with pub quiz night. Beer and "iknowitiknowitarrrgggghbloodyhell!" win.
PS I went to the Lymewood quiz with Mama and Papa Marmadaisy last night, I'm home until Friday.
PPS What the buggering bollocks is a cropodile??

Unknown said...

Your album looks great, well done on making it yourself.