Posts Tagged ‘Scrapbooking’

Back to the good things

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

I actually got to read, both in work and out of it, today, and I’ve also crocheted another ball or so of yarn on the Sea Swirls table cloth I resurrected from hibernation yesterday. I even went out for supper tonight, so a pretty good day.

41. Start Scrapbooking by Joy Aitman

Another scrapbooking book, but this one is a nice introduction to the craft, with interesting examples and easy-to-personalise how-tos of some effective layouts. I still amn’t ready to buy the equipment needed to get started (a single hook, ball of string and How To Crochet leaflet aren’t that big of a financial investment for beginning a new hobby) but I do get vicarious pleasure from knowing what to appreciate in the crafts of others.


Local Craft and Art

Friday, 1 February 2008

Crochet Haul
Another good haul, this time from the other charity shop on my way home. I paid three times as much, but I got the magazine rack (obviously to a far better purpose than magazines!), even more hooks, and lots of nice yarn to do some more scrumbles for the Pink Project. (There are two balls each of the grey and the peachy pink on the bottom left of the picture.) I haven’t decided yet will I use the grey as accents for that, or for teaching the kids to crochet. I now have lots of hooks for them, but not so much yarn!

36. The Best of British Scrapbooking and Cardmaking by Joanna Campbell Slan

It’s nice to see crafts treated as art, and this book nicely does that, without downplaying at all the craft, hobby and personal expression sides of scrapbooking. That isn’t something I’ve taken up, but I do admire the best pieces as art, and all for the deeper feelings. Seeing masses and masses of pages can give a twee feeling, but I’d recommend this book as one to take a look at, whether as a scrapbooker looking for tips and inspiration, or a non-scrapbooker seeing what can be done.

Right, back to getting ready for Shabbos!