Monday, 26 July 2010

A Thrifty Mrs' 52MMM Challenge - Weeks 1 & 2

As you've probably worked out from the title of this post (and my previous one), I've been taking part in the 52 Marvelous Makes Madness challenge set by A Thrifty Mrs over on her blog.
Basically the idea is to make one thing a week that you ENJOY (this is the important bit) making, using either existing skills or something you'd like to learn. It could be crocheting a blanket, making a fabulous cake or creating a 10-foot high garden sculpture out of used scooter parts, the choice is yours and limited only by your imagination. And no, making the dinner doesn't count!

I feel I want to share one of the reasons for doing this challenge and I'm going out on a limb doing so, but part of the purpose of this blog is to record my life as well as more fluffy things. I've been suffering with low moods for several weeks since T was born and am currently being refered for assesment and counselling to see if I have postnatal depression. As such, I haven't felt much like doing any crafting in the spare time I do have, so the challenge will hopefully give me some motivation to at least do a little something each week.

Anyway, please let me share with you the first two weeks' creations.

Week 1

My entries for the Bo Bunny Design Team auditions. The challenge was to create two scrapbook layouts, two cards and an item of your choice using at least 80% Bo Bunny products. My layouts were of T, (including one of his tags from the hospital), and our wedding (although I put the wrong year on it, we actually got married in 2007), using a photo of our first dance. The cards I made using the new Peacock Lane range and also the Delilah range. My item of choice was an empty (clean!) food can which I decorated with papers to turn it into a pretty storage tin.

Week 2

Jam! Pretty self-explanatory really! The greengrocer in the local high street had boxes and boxes of strawberries which they were selling off at 2 for 50p, so I bought six and made some jam. I don't think I'm going to be invited to join the WI any time soon, but it tastes pretty good. Perhaps my Week 3 make should be some scones to eat with it?


Vintage Vixen said...

I can't believe you can make such beautiful and creative things whilst being a busy new mum. I am in awe.
Sorry to hear things are a bit of a struggle for you at the moment. Hope you get some help soon.
You were so kind to me and please feel free to email me if you ever fancy a chat or to sound off if you're ever feeling low. xxx

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