Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Even as It All Goes By

Not long ago my scrapping friend Helen and I were talking about blogging, and why she needed a blog of her own, really. She said she thought it was the idea of being able to record little daily details that was drawing her in. She's right, of course. It's such a perfect way of capturing those little moments, the ones you think you'll remember, but know you'll forget.

Last week, for example, I was about to open the kitchen door  when I realised I could hear a heated discussion about music practise going on inside. I was wondering if I really had just heard the words But you don't need your jeans to practise your flute  when the door opened and The Small One crashed through. She was holding the gathered remains of the top of her trousers round her person with one hand and the elastic from the waistband of said trousers in the other hand. But she managed to keep her dignity and I managed to keep my face straight as she made her way up the stairs. And soon the sound of the flute came drifting over the bannister. Obviously normal service had been resumed.

I have another birthday page today, and another reason to thank Helen. When I mentioned that birthday highlights for a 15 year old seemed to involve excellent cake and a lengthy session with Facebook, she suggested I make a layout with room for some of the favourite Facebook messages. So I have. Thanks Helen!




Today I'm Loving...Cate's blog header and this post about the changes in her children. Isn't it clever?

20 comments:

Sandra said...

What a great idea for your layout - I love the title :) You're so right, it's lovely to hear the little things that go on in our lives :)

scrappyjacky said...

What a perfect page for a teenager.I love Cate's blog header as well....such a great idea.

humel said...

Ah, very clever :-) I do find that my blog is a good way to collect notes ready for my journaling on future layouts - the danger is that I then feel like I've 'done' that layout when really I've just blogged it...

Love your layout, you are the queen of misting ;-)

JO SOWERBY said...

what a clever idea. i have a very warped image in my head of flute practise though!!!
Jo xxx

Cheri said...

Wonderful post Sian. I do use my blog to collect tidbits for scrapbooking - sometimes I remember to go back and use them, sometimes not. Love the layout idea too!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks for the link to Cates blog...what an amazing idea..love it!

I love your LO...what a fab way to record the addiction the Cake & Facebook...& Maltesers cake at that?!!!! Yum!!...even more so as not a single morsal of chocolate has passed my lips since Shrove Tuesday!!!!!

Love the trousers/elastic story! You are so right that we think we'll remember & then don't...& I'm told it gets worse the older we get!!!!

Amanda said...

The Small One could have a blog just dedicated to her stories alone:) Does she know you blogged her jeans story though?
Another great LO I love the stitching and the misting looks really effective. We just need to get Helen to start her blog now :)

Deb said...

I love the idea of documenting some of the Facebook messages on a scrapbook page to preserve the memory! Great idea.

I love Cate's blog banner too - my favorite was her Christmas piece. :o)

Amy said...

I'm starting to worry that what I'm blogging isn't making it into the albums. I have heard you can get your blog bound into a book ... perhaps that would be overkill, but something to keep in mind. The birthday page is lovely, will TTO be a guest journaler?

melissa said...

come on over when you can, Sian. There is something for you on my site!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this layout! What a great topic for a layout.
Rinda

Denise said...

Brilliant idea -Facebook is a real part of our lives now isn't it? Thanks for the link too, love it :-)

debs14 said...

Why don't I ever get great ideas like this for pages?! Such a good idea to include Facebook on a teenage page. In 10 years time when she looks at that page she'll chuckle about Facebook, I wonder what will have taken it's place?

Lizzie said...

"Maltesers and Messages"... that's a fab title for a layout! It's a great layout too. I love the golden colour scheme - so cheerful.
I agree that a blog is a great place to record the little details of life. Mine is turning into such a mixture of personal thoughts and ideas, craft projects, family news and activities and daily happenings. I don't know why I didn't start one ages ago - bloggin brings me so much enjoyment and I'm making so many new friends. I love my blog!

Fiona said...

What a great idea for a LO.

voodoo vixen said...

Love the LO and that misting effect is brill!! Oh to be able to look back in a decade at this page and say... yikes, remember how much time we spent on FB??

Jo Power said...

I love your layout its great for a teenager. Thank you for the link to Cate's blog too. xx

Carmen said...

Oh my word that cake looks amazing! As does the page, what a brilliant idea about the messages. But the cake... ummm....

Cate banner is very cool, I went and had a peep :)

Clair said...

Hi Sian! Just stopping by from Shim's new class forum. Loving this page - what an excellent idea. Looking forward to seeing more of your pages for the class and getting to know you a bit better x

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Cute page. I love being able to record the little things that happen. It's a wonderful part of blogging.

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