Thursday, 7 January 2010

The Birthday Bunting Page

"Why," asked The Tall One, just before he slammed the door on his way out, "Why do people say Goodbye when they know perfectly well there isn't anything good about it?"
I think he's got the back-to-school-blues. And double French class too. He'll be fine, though. He's off again tomorrow so the teachers can prepare for the annual Open Night.

It does mean I had to fit in some scrapbooking this morning. And this is what I came up with. It's not the page I intended to make at all; but sometimes you've just got to go with the flow. The December Studio Calico kit had some paper printed with bunting and I have been itching to cut it up and glue it on, so I found this photo from last summer and went with it. It's a unusual colour choice for me, but that's the thing about buying kits. You never quite know what you are going to get. I sewed the bunting in the photograph after the bir..no, wait, that's a different story. That's the one about my sister using the words "childrens birthday party" and "sweatshop" in the same sentence. It's for another day. I think the page about my new phone will just have to wait too. Maybe I'll get to it at the weekend.


Today I'm Loving...this gorgeous guinea pig knitting pattern. Now that's the kind of pet I like.

24 comments:

Ally said...

That's really pretty. I love the buntng!

scrappyjacky said...

Love this page,Sian...the bunting looks wonderful....and what is the back of the page...it looks like it might be fabric.Love those knitting patterns as well....she's got some really cute ones.
All our schools are shut....apparently Sussex has run out of grit!!so even our buses have stopped!!

Tinkertaylor said...

Love that bunting, are you in your own caravan?

humel said...

Aw, poor Tall One ;-) My The Children are still off, school closed 'cos of snow...

*Love* the bunting :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful page - I love the music patterned paper, the flags and especially the round starburst element peeking out of the left hand side.
Thanks for the inspiration, and I so want to hear the rest of the story . ..
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

awh poor tall one off to school, couldn't he fein an injury or something??? love, love this LO. it is so beautifully put together with the sheet music, papers and elements. i love ur bunting too. plus that guineapig is just too cute, i have to get one!
jo xxx

JO SOWERBY said...

just come back from debbi birkin.......did u see florence nurse? she is wearing my old nursing uniform............yes we did have a uniform that dated back to 1914 but not made in 1914 i might add.
jo xxx

debs14 said...

Love the guinea pig, almost makes me want to dust down my knitting needles!
Schools closed again today around here, the school I work at is at the top of a steep hill, a steep privately owned road that is not gritted and is doing a good impression of a skating rink according to a friend who lives on it. Not actually on the road obviously, but a house on the road!

Denise said...

What a lovely layout, love the bunting and I really like the guinea pig pattern.I've just decided to get the old crochet hook out tp try to keep me calm during a very busy January at work! x

Anonymous said...

Love the contrast of curves with the triangles of your bunting, Sian... and the guinea pig is a perfect pet (unless, like me, your are allergic to mohair!). :) alexa

sharyncarlson said...

Love this layout, everything about it is gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Love your LO Sian and I have that pattern it's on my list of things to knit.

Karen said...

Love the LO, and I have that paper too. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but your birthday layout answered that question for me!

Lizzie said...

Your layouts are always great! The thing I like best about them is your clever use of details. I wouldn't think of combining the embellishments that you use...
Did you cover the letters in the title, or did they already match the background paper?
Bunting is great! I like the combination of that with the music paper.

Amy said...

Sensational page Sian - you know ... I have never used a kit before - quite true :-)

Casey Wright said...

What a true statement - I've never quite thought of it like that! Love the LO!

Sandra said...

Oh Sian I just love this layout :) its gorgeous

Abi said...

Love this layout and love the knitting pattern! xxxx

Micayla said...

OOOH so pretty and that woodgrain paper really makes it pop......just gorgeous!

Ifa said...

Bunting makes me happy! Can't wait to hear that other story LOL.

Claireliz said...

gorgeous page Sian.
x

Samm said...

Wow, stunning work!
Samm
x

Beth Norman said...

Love your layout. Very clever in the way you left all the blank space. The banner is cool. Have you submitted work before? This one should be!

kirsticoo said...

Congrats on your mention on the UKS homepage... I got one too - very exciting... love the LO...x

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