My first attempt at a Memory Album.




Memory book – 14

Originally uploaded by bonitocrafts.

This is just one of the pictures taken of my first attempt at making a memory album. It was made for, and given to friends as a 1st birthday card for their little boy.

I had been brewing the ideas for this pretty much since Christmas in my head, so when I actually came to make it at the beginning of April it all went together rather smoothly.

I made it in sections that overlap with each other at the spine edge, where they are stuck together and extra secured with eyelets that take the ribbons for the hinge. The style reflects the family’s own online album, where the pictures came from, with extra page theme embellishments from my stash of bits. The ribbon ties that wrap the book are hidden within the front and back cover with a slit cut at the front. Using these ribbins you can either tie the book closed or turn the whole thing back on itself and tie it so it sits open in a star shape as in this picture. There are loads more pictures in my flickr page just click one of the photos on the right hand side to see them.

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Hoorah! Got my tickets for the Cambridge Festival

Woo Hoo!! after an hour and a half of getting an engaged tone on the phone line and having no luck with online ordering I have managed to get tickets for this year’s Cambridge festival. Dad stood in the queue at the box office in Cambridge while I pounded the phone and keyboard.

I seem to have had a better experience than a lot of people though and Dad was thrilled when I phoned to say they no longer needed to wait in the line. At least that is done for another year.

Just got to wait for the tickets to drop through the letterbox now.

EDIT: 08/05/07
Some people really are the lowest of the low and are already selling pairs of tickets on ebay for £425 a pair. FFS, these people are incredible.

May Day dawn awakening




A beautiful clear start for the first of May

Originally uploaded by bonitocrafts.

What a beautiful start to the day for the 1st of May this year. As usual William and myself got up at stupid o’clock this morning (4.10am) to head to Bluebell Hill near Maidstone for the dawn awakening of the Jack in the Green.

Go to flickr photos for more pics.

” Jack in the Green, Jack in the Green. We’ll all dance in springtime with Jack in the Green.”

Happy May Day