Yesterday, my five year old granddaughter, who loves crafting with me, came over for the day. She was feeling poorly and not really in the mood for crafting, but I remembered how when my own gran looked after me when I felt poorly, helping her to sort out her button tin always made me feel better. So I suggested to Lara that she might help me to sort out the two bags of offcuts of ribbon and lace, and odds and ends of embellishments, that normally lurk under my craft table making me feel guilty for ignoring them.
She got really engrossed in winding ribbons into neat coils, and sorting beads, buttons, brads and sequins into storage boxes (and set aside a few pretty bits to take home with her) and by the time everything was organised, felt revived enough to make signs for most of the door handles in the house.
This says "Do not disturb the sleep & Lara's workshop open"
Plus a few paper streamers for the Christmas tree
While she was beavering away creating her signs, I sat beside her and stamped some of the gorgeous House Mouse images using the stamps that I won on my first visit to the Snippets Playground and made a start on colouring them. Today I finished the colouring and found that as well as my lovely box of paper snippets, I had all sorts of other long-forgotten treasures to play with among my newly tidied ribbons and embellishments.
The patterned paper is left over from a project so long ago that I can't remember where it came from - it looks home printed, so I thought it might be from a CD, but I can't recall which or see it on any of my current library. The yellow paper I've used in the layering is the very last scrap from a pack of paper (well, it was sold as card but it's too flimsy for that) that I bought on Earlestown market the week my Dad died, so it's been in my snippets box for almost 15 years! All the trimmings and embellishments are "rediscoveries" from yesterday's clear-out