Sunday saw our bedroom getting the same treatment. Only for Grace to remark this morning “I miss the messy room Mummy”. I think it was because it was far more obvious to me when she’d been messing with stuff on the dressing table that she’s not supposed to touch! Little monkey!
As well as my cleaning marathon I’ve also managed to get a couple of scrapbook pages done, so I’m almost up to date with the “My Freedom” class prompts.
The first was the layout for the “Play” prompt. The journaling prompt for this was to tell the story in pictures, so I’ve used little index prints in place of some of the words in the journaling. I’m not sure what’s going on in the middle of this LO. The paper piecing mirrors the design on the patterned paper I used because I felt it needed something in the middle of the page – but I’m not quite sure it’s working. All well, too late to obsess about it now!
The second layouts was about “Creativity”. The journaling prompt for this was to write a list of instructions for your own creative process. I started with a list for this (as you can see for items 1-4) but somewhere from there it seemed to morph into a flow chart, so I thought I would stick with that idea when I put my journaling on the layout – it seems a good insight into how my mind works when it comes to creative things. Kendo just shook his head when he saw it and said “Oh no! It’s a flow chart! You’ve been working in an office WAY too long”. I think he might have a point ;)
I can also now share with you what I made for the Russian Doll swap over at I’m a Ginger Monkey, as my swap buddy Margy has received is safe and sound. Or rather, has received them safe and sound.
I pondered for ages what I was going to make for this and whilst doing a bit of a web search for some inspiration I stumbled across this amigurumi pattern by anapaulaoli. This is the first amigurumi I’ve even done and I was so please how it came out (despite having to unravel a couple of the pieces several times after forgetting to up the stitch mark in and losing my place – Grrrr!). Here’s the finished articles.
Firstly all stacked together:
I think Margy liked them! She was a fabulous swap buddy and I really enjoyed making them for her.
Right then, I think that’s enough updating from me.
I just add one more thing to add. In case you hadn’t noticed. They’re back!! And they’ve got a funky new website and a giveaway to boot. I’ve missed those monkee antics! Hurrah!