February 21, 2017

A little balloon deflating.



Ever felt a little whole in your heart, but yet you just cant find it and wonder what it needs to filled? Perhaps you feel a like a balloon slowly being deflated. You want to stay like a nice round balloon, full of air and waiting for little fingers to play with you, to love you and take care of you.



Life can slowly put a little prick in your balloon and the air slowly releases out. You try to keep yourself a float, you nurture yourself, you try to stay calm but still that little whole is releasing air and your slowly deflating. How can this whole be patched up?


Sometimes it takes a little self care. Time to strengthen yourself. Reflect on how far you've come and the many many blessings you have.  To simply be thankful for all you have.



I've had this longing in my heart to send some pretty things to someone. To swap pocket letters and share a little kindness and love.  I am only a ammeter at these, but I can tell you that it certainly patched that little whole in my balloon. Making this pocket letter made me thankful for just the simply of creating. Sticking pretty things together and filling it with pretties for someone to cherish.


I want to keep this balloon tight and full of air. If you want to trade Pocket letters, leave me a comment, email me or pop over to Instagram.


Friends, find that little whole, search your heart and fill it.
Your balloon will thank you!

February 15, 2017

February 13, 2017

Sometimes.








Sometimes you just have to sit and take a moment to be creativity for the sake of yourself.
Sometimes you open a box of pretty things and you feel instantly inspired.


Sometimes your ideas are so exciting, that you can't stop.
Sometimes the project ends up better than you imagined, all because your heart is in.
Sometimes you realise how much love you have for simply creating.


Sometimes fussy cutting is an endless option. Why not? Its therapatic.
Sometimes its layers, upon layers that soon it will be like the Empire State building!



Sometimes you just need to make pretty things.

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February 10, 2017

February 7, 2017

Why I am Project life -ing again.


I have made a start on Project life for twenty - seventeen. I will continue with completing 3 albums for this year. One each for the kids.

Heres why I will do it this way.

1. I just love the idea of the kids having there own individual album, full of photos, stories and memorabilia. When I was a little girl, my mother always put photos into a photo album right from birth till I left home. These albums are ones I often get out and the kids and I look back at what I did when I was there age. The photo album holds so many memories, that its not until I look at the photo and I remember. So what I am trying to do, is re-create that photo album, but with lots of prettiness and journaling.


2. Sure, it can feel repetitive and feel a little mundane because I am often using a photo 3 times, (one in each album), but that's where I want to push my creativity this year, think about what I can do different to document that photo in the album.


3. I want to try and branch out a little this year with my technqiues on my spreads. So this spread in Piper album has lots of hand stitching.  I kept going back to that thought of hand stitching around the word 'fantastic'.  I find hand stitching very therapeutic, especially at night when the kids are tucked in and hubby out in the dark on the farm working away still. Its just nice and relaxing to sit and hand stitch and ponder about the day it was.



4. Project life reaps a lot of positive for me. It helps me to see and remember what adventures we've shared together. The places our feet have trod and the words we've utter, that brings us to deep belly giggles.



5. Project Life also makes me take photos daily. To use my camera and freeze the moment. Sure there are times when you simply dont feel like 'clicking', but that's when I restore to pen and paper. Recording the day. It almost becomes a visual diary of the kids lives.

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Jot Magazine Moodboard



Theres a new moodboard over at Jot Magazine February.
Pop over here for inspiration!


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February 3, 2017

Finding your creativity groove.




If you struggling to find your creativity groove pop over to In Scrap and scrap lift a project.

Make a cuppa first, because you'll be there a while looking at all the wonderful projects and deciding which one to scrap lift.



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