Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Capturing the moment

I've been scrapbooking for a couple of years now and I have noticed that there are definitely trends and fashions that come and go. When I started there were buttons everywhere. All colours and shapes and sizes, but now they don't seem to be quite so evident. Butterflies have been popular for a little while now and also birds. But the thing I am loving that is appearing everywhere is bunting. It sparks off the imagination to happy times and celebrations, street parties, fetes and summer. While I am loving seeing what other people are doing with their bunting, I haven't actually put it onto any of my own pages. Well, clearly this was something that needed addressing! Before it went out of fashion and something else took its place.
As it was my daughter's birthday yesterday and she is the most fashionable person I know, it seemed appropriate to use a photo of her in a layout including bunting, a bird and a butterfly.
Update on the knitting - the presence of husband at the weekend meant that I wasn't able to give up hours to the project and then pretend I had been busy on other things for the rest of the day. But I have now finished the back and both fronts and am almost finished on the first sleeve. Baby Sophie, who is the person I am making it for, goes on her first holiday in 3 weeks time and I would like to have it finished for then (it gets chilly in the Algarve in the evenings!).


9 comments:

Sian said...

Well, you know how much I love a bit of bunting on a page! This is cool.

I had a slight setback on the knitting too (and I wouldn't admit this to everyone lol) - small boy, big head..the neck was too tight!

humel said...

Lovely page Deb :-) And it sets off your lovely girl beautifully!

It's a nuisance when your husband's home, isn't it? Really cramps your style! I know the feeling - I spend a lot less time blogging when The Doctor's working at home....

scrappyjacky said...

I love bunting as well...and must get round to using it too. Love this page of your DD.
And husbands certainly can cramp the crafting time....but am very impressed with the speed of your knitting!

jennifer said...

Beautiful page, I like the summery colours you've used. And I love bunting too! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love bunting, too! Planning to use some on a card soon.
Rinda

Amy said...

I love the colour pallette for the page and the bunting suits it really well. It is such a lovely photo of your girl!

Liberty :) said...

really cute! yet again another one that I thought I had shared with you but I'll have to dig it out..I used bunting on a page at the beach (another old page!) it is so cute and used up all my pink scraps really well!!!

Karen said...

Wow - gorgeous page Deb and awesome bunting. One of the reasons that I like digi scrapping is that I can 'flip' between that and doing David's invoices and he never knows. He is just so appreciative at how much time I hhave to put in each month to get his invoices done (he he he).

Karen said...

I have given you 'Cherry On Top' blog award so go to my blog to pick it up xxx