Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Scrapbooking and Stash

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. I've got quite a bit to share this post, so settle on down :)
First of all, thank you so much for all of your lovely and kind comments on my last post. I'm going to agree with the general consensus and write about all types of crafts (and maybe other things) that I like. This blog will now feature other crafts, as well as the wonderful cross stitch. However, for those with a real love of scrapbooking, I've set up a profile on http://www.scrapbook.com/. It's a wonderful website showcasing talent from all over the world, as well as beginners like me. You can find my profile here.
 So, where else to start posts about scrapbooking than with my very first scrapbook page. It's called "Wild" and is displaying some of the mementos I collected from my trip to South Africa, way back in 2004. I like using scrapbooking as a way to keep all the tickets, coins and other such things we collect on travels. And to decorate photographs too.

In stitchy news now, I've recently added to my stash. Not by much mind, but I'm still all excited about it nonetheless. First up, I bought the last three threads I needed to go with this LHN design, Mississippi Riverboat. I hope to start this one very soon.
Next up is two ebay wins that I was extremely lucky with. I paid £1.06 for one and just 99p for the other! Every so often, you can find great bargains on ebay. This is Gingerbread Cottage by CCN (one that was on my wishlist) and Autumn Bird by Heart in Hand.

Also, my Prairie Schooler chart arrived for the upcoming exchange on the Rotating Designer Exchange blog. I hope my partner likes the design I've chosen!
I haven't done that much stitching so far this week. My boyfriend just came back from a two week trip to Thailand so I've been spending lots of time with him. Here's where I'm up to on All Things Bright . . .

I'm really enjoying this piece and I'm thinking of turning it into a long cushion when it's all finished. What do you think? Any ideas for this oblong shaped finish?
Results day is only two days to go now - eeep! I'll be sure to post my results on the day, just to let you all know :)
I hope you've had a great start to the week,

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Teresa said...

Wonderful ebay finds. Scrapebooking is a wonderful way to keep all your momentos, your page is delightful.
I think a oblong pillow or pin keep for your piece is in order.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
PS - Post as soon as you get your results

Mouse said...

oooo great stash finds darn't missed out hehehe .. nice scrap booking too well done ... its a fab way to relive everything isn't it .... oblong pillow sounds good to me :) and I've got my chart sorted for the exchange too and I hope my partner will like it too :) love mouse xxxx

natalyK said...

Bekca, Thanks for sharing your scrapbooking page. I love what you did with it. You new stash is quite cute and it looks like we have the same taste as I have all 3 of these in my stash. Now time to stitch them.

Catherine said...

Love your scrapbook page - very cute!

Love all of your stitchy goodies too!

Peggy Lee said...

My Dear Bekca...always enjoy seeing your stitchy progress and now I get to share in your scrapbooking too! I made a few scrapbooks but WHOA they sure can pull on the purse strings. They have come out with so much to embellish with nowadays.

I am also interested in your results. I do SO HOPE you get to go where you want.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you've been busy! Hope you're enjoying the time with your boyfriend before you head off. Can't wait to hear your results, I'm sure you'll do fine!

Brilliant stash finds, I'm totally jealous :P Your scrapbooking is great too, can't wait to see more!


Carol said...

Glad you've decided to showcase all of your creations, Bekca :)

Your scrapbook page is very pretty--that must have been an amazing trip to S. Africa. Great new stash, too! Don't you love it when you get great deals like that on Ebay?

Dani - tkdchick said...

I think a long cushion is a fantastic idea... who said a cushion has to be square???

Great new stash!

Lesleyanne said...

I think a long cushion would be great. Great new stash - definite bargains. Lovely progress on your L*K.