Day 3, part 2

Ok, so part of the learning curve has already begun. Colin has a fever of 39.9, and they had just started him on a new antibiotic this evening to try get the temperature down, and of course, the tube from the ventilator is not pleasant. He was trying really hard to tell me he loved … [Read more…]

Day 3

Day 3 Today I am grateful for support structures – friends, family, our animals, the nurses, the doctors, the paramedics, and the water in the taps. Colin likes it when I put a cool facecloth on his head and while he has been in his coma, I have been doing this for him. To be … [Read more…]

Day 2

Hi friends My hubby was involved in a serious car accident on Friday morning, on his way to work. That is our ground zero. Today, being Sunday, is day 2. I initially intended this blog to be a site for my creative endeavours, but it would appear that it is the tool I will use … [Read more…]

Gratitude journal

There are so many people I have not been able to tell, and too many I have not updated enough. Colin (my husband) was involved in a bad car accident yesterday morning, and he has a significant injury to his spine and neck. He is currently undergoing a lengthy surgery to perform a 360 degree … [Read more…]

Looking for rayon seam binding please

I am looking for a product called rayon seam binding. The brand most people would probably be familiar with is Hug Snug: (Image taken from which sells in the US) I am sure we used to get it here in Joburg, but I am not able to find it anywhere. I would love to … [Read more…]

Photo test

I completed my tripod (see my previous post) but I made a mistake with the length of the top part, so I need another T-piece, and a few tweaks.  I did however, manage to test the tripod using my tags from the scrapbook day last month.   Here are the closeups of the embossing on … [Read more…]

Homemade overhead tabletop tripod

Hi everyone   I wanted to make a plan to have better photos, and in time, videos for my tutorials, for my blog.  There are many lower-cost options out there, and after a brief search on the interwebs, I found a great tutorial on how to make one using PVC pipe. My inspiration came from … [Read more…]

Tags from SANSD Make-and-Take 2

The second Make-and-Take tutorial we had at the National Scrapbook Day last month was given by Denise van Deventer.  She is featured on a lot of different blogs, and all her work is always inspiring and interesting.   To make a beautiful tag, she showed us how to build up layers using background stenciling, stamping, … [Read more…]

Cluster embellishment tutorial by Delia Russell at #SANSD2017

At the National Scrapbook Day, there were two tutorials which were make-and-takes. The first was a cluster embellishment using scraps and little bits you may have left over from projects, given by Delia Russell. The essential thing is to make a rosette or “block” of paper flags of various sizes, and then a smaller embellishment … [Read more…]

#SANSD 2017

The first ever South African national Scrap Book Day this year was simply fantastic. My local craft shop (The Scrappers Village) hosted for this area, and there were MANY prizes sponsored by several different places. It was a simply magical day full of friends, challenges, learning, ideas, sharing, and of course – FUN. Each person … [Read more…]