It’s been quite a week for me. Busy busy, but still with some time to do what I love.
Last Sunday, at very short notice – let’s say none – I attended an Album Making Class at a craft supply shop nearby. Honestly I hadn’t even seen the album, but I had heard that is was quite something, so off I went, keeping everyone else in the class waiting I thought. Luckily for me, crafty/arty people don’t seem to mind waiting for a fellow crafter to arrive, and I was greeted with smiles and cheerful hello’s.
As promised this album was quite special. I would describe it as a “Pocket Album”. The binding style is one I have used before, but with a twist. I’m still working on it, but here is the finished cover design which is my own and not the same as the class project.
Papers used are from Graphic 45 Botanicals collection. I finished my album slightly differently from the class project. The class spine was finished with three ‘quarter inch’ pieces of ribbon in green and red. As I had used a lot of black on my album front I changed this to some black cord that I had on hand.
As you can see from the photographs this is a very colourful album, the papers are quite exquisite and need no further embellishment. However there are sixteen pockets to create tags for, so more work to be done.
I really enjoyed this class where everything was supplied. If you’ve never taken a class at one of your local crafting places I really urge you to see what is on offer.
So carrying on my busy week, I decided to walk a marathon – yes I know, what madness is this? Have no fear I shall not be attempting this feat all in one go.
Anyway, to get myself moving I have joined my local Dance Dynamics studio and so far have completed two exercise classes (loosely) incorporating dance moves. I am feeling the effects with some stiffness, but the classes were enjoyable. Things have changed at the gym in the last few years, classes are shorter with more breaks between sets, there were things I couldn’t attempt but always alternatives. The accumulated kilometres/miles between the classes and my walks are to be added together until I have completed a marathon. Possibly the only way I will ever do so, but I like the idea. If you like the idea too, you can visit the post here
Well that was a lot for me this past week. Enjoyed adding some more exercise to my week and playing with the Botanicals album. I also made some birthday cards and did a little more work on an album for some friends who recently visited us here in Australia from UK.
I hope you all enjoy the coming week and please wish me luck keeping up the exercise momentum.
Thanks for stopping by today.