13 Apr 2015


Hi all.

Well the big room change is done. I am currently mid scrapbook (more in a minute but so good to be able to say that!)  so I can't share for a couple of weeks but the new arrangement Is Working and I Am Putting Things Back! I will do a full room tour later but it has been a considered effort to try and find a Space For Everything.

Now my room may have changed but my habits haven't, and in the midst of packing up my stash and moving it all round the room, I also volunteered to make a goodbye scrapbook for one of my mummy friends from our group. A joint effort but I am coordinating.

As I have unpacked and sorted, a pile of unwanted but still perfectly good papers and embellishments have formed ready for everyone's pages. Which was good as I felt a lot of them had been moved so many times but I just couldn't bear to part with them nor yet work out how they fitted with my new plans.

Photos and dates and information have also been gathered. More on this in tomorrow's post but let me just say that it is much easier in this time of universal device accessibility.

And now tomorrow night I have 4 friends coming to do their pages. I know that one may be a closet scrapper or card maker but the others are a mystery. I don't know if I am going to be explaining or just providing the space and the stash. And my general lack of confidence is now warring slightly with a level of pride as I do feel like I know what I'm talking about. I just don't want to be a bossy dictator.

I have the key elements ready in punched pockets and a selection of extra bits for added variety. I prepared in a way that is reminiscent of lesson/crop planning with my own page as an example. And the people coming are also good friends who won't judge me, I'm looking forward to it as a good evening in with the girls.

This week has already shown quite clearly that teaching is not something that I enjoy and that scrapping is something that I primarily do for myself, in my own time and in my own style. But it has reminded me of my love for memory keeping, pretty paper, sparkly things and cool gadgets. Which is just the boost I needed.

And if it does all go a bit wrong tomorrow, I can fall back on showing off my baking skills!!

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