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I’ve stalled on my socks.  Not on purpose, but I haven’t picked them up as often as I would like!  That’s OK – I should have some knitting time this week with my sock-knitting mentor, and we’re going to spend the weekend at a lake with Hubby’s family, so maybe some knitting will get done there.  Maybe.

Once a month, some women from my church get together and scrapbook.  Some of the die-hards scrap from 11am-11pm… I can’t really cut that with the kids.  I used to try to hire a babysitter for the afternoon, until Hubby got home, and then another for the evening after Hubby leaves for band practice.  Then I realized I was going crazy just trying to get away for a couple hours (I typically scrap from about 3pm to 9pm).  So I started bringing the kiddos with me, and it’s worked out very well!  Baby D is still immobile, so there’s no running around after him, and the 11 year old girl at the house we scrapbook at loves to hold him and play with him while he’s awake.  The 9 year old boy there has taken command of the Big Boy and runs him ragged.  So I actually have some time to get some work done.

Except… preparing for scrapbooking is taking me a long time right now.  I need to gather a whole bunch of things together at home, but I haven’t done that in a while.  So I take different crafts with me to work on instead.  I’ve taken sewing and knitting, and I’ve even done nothing except get a pedicure from the lady who is a certified (is that the right word?) beautician. 

This past week, I took my paper cutting, and I designed two cuttings myself!


They are both cut from 12×12 inch sheet of cardstock, and there’s about a 3 inch border both on top and on bottom, and maybe a 1.5 inch border on each side.  I designed and cut the “Big Boy” one first, as I knew I wanted to cut the Big Boy something with a rocket on it.  When I got to the point where I sat down to think about doing one for Baby D, I decided against the choo-choo train one I had been thinking about and made a complimentary one with the space ship.  I think they both turned out very well.  Cutting out all those stars almost killed my hand, though.

I put them in front of the brown paper just because that’s what I had on hand.  I think a charcoal gray would look rather nice instead.  What do you think?  Now I need to get to the craft store and see what they have in the way of frames for scrapbook pages!


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