Sunday, 5 September 2010

Learn Something New Every Day 1-5

In the end I couldn't resist. Once I started seeing everyone else's beautiful projects, my idea of simply keeping a diary suddenly didn't seem like enough. I wanted to join in properly. Then I remembered a little box of gift cards and envelopes I've had sitting around for about twenty years. Really, twenty years. You can tell by looking at it:


And so my project started to take shape:

Day One. Mostly MME and Sassafras papers with OA alphas
Today I learned the surprising effects of furniture rearranging. Moving the kitchen table and putting the laptop on "a desk" has made me feel a lot more productive.


Today I learned that putting your feet up and having a rest can be counted as a worthwhile activity if you aren't feeling too good.

Today I learned that it is possible to get in and out of Ikea in an hour. When you don't feel great, but you know exactly what you want. One grey bookcase.

I'll glue the decorative bit to the front of each envelope and slip the journalling cards inside. Then it can all go back into the box - which still needs a bit of work. Obviously.

Postscript: Many, many thanks to Eleanor and RachelB who have both been kind enough to award me The Cherry On The Top Award since I posted about it last. It's much appreciated! Lots of you have asked about my Last Night Party story - it's really a Christmas tale, so we'll see. When the time is right..And finally, look out for September's Pass The Book. Coming on Tuesday.

32 comments:

jennifer said...

You're LSNED envelopes look fabulous, I'm glad you decided to craft something for the class!

I'm so impressed you managed to get in and out of Ikea in an hour. I really don't know if I could manage that! Hope you feel better soon. xx

Amy said...

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist making something pretty!
Hope you feel better soon :-)

sharyncarlson said...

Your pages are beautiful! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well!

Denise said...

Now you see -I feel the same as you, I was 'just going to blog it' each day and now I've seen all the others and yours I want to do it properly too :-)

Amanda said...

This is a great use of your notecards it's looking really pretty already.

Hope you're feeling better soon :)

scrappyjacky said...

I'm surprised you resisted so long,Sian....but what a great use of the 'ancient' notelets....am glad to see someone else hoards things for 20 years....that makes me feel better!!

Ruth said...

I did wonder if you'd be able to resist! It's very 'green' of you to use up 20-year-old notelets & envelopes, very commendable!

alexa said...

Sorry you're not feeling so good, Sian ... Using the cards is a great idea!

Maria Ontiveros said...

So glad you decided to play along Sian - I love seeing your work!
Do take care of yourself. Listen to your body and only do what you feel up to! Hmmm. . . that sounds like a restatement of your lesson.
Rinda

Sally said...

...am also glad to see you are playing along, i love your idea of envelopes and how you are storing them, this is brill. Hoping you are feeling better

sal x

Pippa said...

What a neat idea, so useful and I love the recycling theme - it appeals to me hence my first lesson on day one. I am following your blog with interest and have bookmarked you on my blog. :)

Clair said...

Doesn't it show you how long we can keep hold of our stash? Eep! Glad you decided to join in, it looks fabulous already!

Tinkertaylor said...

Enjoyed your post today and it's heartwarming that "saved" stash really can be useful even after 20 years. Hope that rest has perked you up.

Rhona said...

What a great use for your old notecards. I love how you're doing this project this year - I've decided not to play along this time, too much on my plate at the moment! :o( xx

Rachel B said...

Hope you are feeling better Sian, your LSNED is looking great :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

So sorry to hear that you;ve noy been feeling too great, but hope you're soon better! Your LSNED project is just beautiful...a good way to distract you from feeling yuk too!

i was planning to post Pass the Book this week, so shall I wait till after Tuesday? I'd hate to cause any confusion!!!

Carmen said...

Such a great idea - I think I have a similar set of cards somewhere :P

Winnie said...

The cards look great Sian! Now you're tempting ME to make something instead of just blogging my days. LOL Hope you feel better now. *hugs*

Jimjams said...

It's looking good AND you are already more up to date with it than I am :o
Love the envelope idea - should I try that next year??? Perhaps I should try and finish this year's first LOL!

Liberty :) said...

your pages are really cute!

Maya said...

Oh, I love this so much! Hope you are feeling better. BTW, we are leaving to Ikea right now, but I plan to spend there much more than an hour LOL

SarahLP said...

SO pleased to see you're playing along with LSNED after all! This little book looks adorable.

In and out of IKEA in under an house? Now that's impressive!

Cheri said...

Love this idea Sian - excellent use of the old notecards! I could also see you turning that box into album covers and hole-punching and putting the envelopes on a ring. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Karen said...

Well Sian I can only say I am glad you resisted as those little cards are just beautiful.

laurie b said...

what a creative way to make a "book". it is true that you really can learn something new everyday - especially if you are connected to talented individuals. :-)

scrapchick said...

Hope you're feeling better. Pretty pages! Love the idea of using some old stash!

humel said...

Hooray! So pleased you're in - it's already looking gorgeous :-) And great lessons, too. How did you manage the Ikea thing??? Because I need to go there soon and I've been waiting till I have a whole week free.... ;-)

Kirsty.a said...

Great idea.

Deb said...

Hi Sian ~ Sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly...I had a similar long weekend myself. At any rate, I love what you have done with the notecards and your little book is lovely! Once again, I am inspired by you... xo

Genevieve said...

Oh wow...I love your pages! You're way ahead of me (I've only done days 1 & 2 so far). I hope you're feeling better!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely idea looking good, hope you are feeling better soon x

Bubbles said...

I have no idea why exactly, but I never find the time to do a project like this... maybe I just 'flaff about' too much so it would take me much to long to complete *lol*
Yours, however, is stunning.

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