Thursday, 8 September 2011

LSNED 2011 Rides Again

I'm finding a groove with my tag making


and I've learned a thing or two along the way. Last time round, I followed the prompts. This year, I'm more or less doing my own thing. Keeping an open mind and looking for the new as we settle into the old routine.

Last night, for example, I learned that some things are worth waiting for. I finally got my shelf up. It's an old peg-rail-and-shelf-together kind of thing and I've painted it to use as a display prop, so you'll probably be seeing a bit more of it soon. There is just a peep of it in the banner photo above.


On Sunday I learned that William the Conqueror's wife was 4'2" and had at least ten children. In the eleventh century. With no pain relief. I don't know about you, but I'm impressed.

And all week I've been learning what I guess I've known all along. I'm better with cold weather clothes. I like choosing them and I like wearing them, September is good. Let's enjoy it!


37 comments:

Sandra said...

Goodness me, 10 children! although I'm now feeling better about my 5 ft and half an inch frame :)

These tags are lovely Sian and I assume done with the slice. You've made me want to get mine out & play.

JO SOWERBY said...

wow 10 children at 4 ft 2'' it amazing. most women now would have a caesarian and told no more than 3!!! i love ur tags they're so beautiful. i also tend to do my own thing but inspired by shimelle's ideas and prompting i sometinmes find something i hadnt though of to write about,
jo xxxx

helena said...

The tags look great and I love your eclectic learnings

scrappyjacky said...

Love the tags,Sian.....and some interesting lessons learned!!

Cheri said...

the tags are looking wonderful Sian! Are you writing your lessons on the back?

Karen said...

No other word for these tags, Sian, except stunning! I love every one of them. Are the tags cut at 4 inches? They're just the perfect size for a small composition!

laurie said...

i like learning what you're learning! your tags are so captivating and inviting hanging on that line - much better than a boring textbook. :-)

Melissa said...

Sian, your tags are wonderful and I'm so glad you're doing LSNED. I'm impressed with William the Conqueror's wife, too! :>) We don't have to worry about fall clothes yet here although I have looked longingly at some of those clothes wishing for a nice cool spell.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great photo up top; I love that big cutout on the far right tag (very unusual).
And what an interesting fact!
Rinda

Maya said...

Awesome tags, Sian! I am in love with September 2nd, soooo pretty. Can't wait to see your shelf.

Alison said...

Loving the tags Sian!
Alison xx

Louise said...

beautiful tags Sian, and some great lessons - my ten children...i struggle with three!lol!

Miss Smith said...

Oooh, these tags are amazing - they're so lovely and detailed, and the layering is beautiful.

alexa said...

Lovely compositions in miniature, and looking forward to bigger views of the shelf. There probably wasn't much in the way of heating back in the 11C either... I'm feeling the cold today but not had time to get out the autumn clothes - yes, September is good if I can get into it before October is here! Feeling cheered by your lovely work. :)

Jo said...

Your tags look beautiful and I can't wait to see more of the shelf :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

LSNED is looking VERY good so far....I'm still hanging in there for the 14th to pick up & join back in!!!! I am so looking forward to seeing more of the shelf & thanks for that bit of trivia...I actuallt clenched my knees when I read that...& I'm 5' 5"!!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Your tags are truly wonderful and what a lovely way to display them! Is the little bird done on your Slice or is it a punch?

Lisa said...

oh Sian I had to pin your little tags right away - simply adorable. I have to lift this idea sometime.

Michelle said...

Wow! So cool! =)

Sandie said...

I'm very impressed. Your tags are gorgous, and look lovely hung as bunting.

Amy said...

Ten children! I don't really have any words - it is not something I can comprehend in any way shape or form.

However, one feels better when presented with that fact when they can view delightful pretties!

Ginger said...

your tags are impressive Sian :)

10 kids at 4'2"... difficult to imagine in these times... the average female height is at least 5'4", (at least in North America) more than a foot higher. It would be interesting to know what the size of her babies were.

angelfish said...

Your tags look gorgeous Sian :) Looking forward to a closer look at your new shelf.

Winnie said...

Those tags look fantastic and you some great lessons there.

S said...

Oh it's such a treat to learn what you learn. Your tags are very pretty lesson reminders.

Sue Althouse said...

I am loving these tags! Looks like it is great fun to be creative in a different way. And learning something new every day at the same time!

Nathalie said...

I have something for tags AND for banners so the fact that you combined both makes it an instant winner in my eyes! :D Keep up the good (and inspiring) work!

Becky said...

I love your tags Sian. I am working along similar lines to you - not really following the prompts, but just really noting something new every day, just some days they seem to tie in with the prompts!

Gem's Crafts said...

I love your little tags, and what you've been learning each day :) I'm doing ok now, thanks for asking, 18 weeks gone, and second scan next Monday!

Scribble Monster said...

They are gorgeous Sian, I can't wait to see what you do with them at the end.

di basnett said...

Your tags are beautiful. I'm enjoying reading your learnings. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

What a lovely way to make the project Sian. Gorgeous tags.

Carmen said...

I'm better with cold weather clothes too. Layers. Love my layers. And trainer boots.

10 children... ouch.

JulieJ said...

Love your tags. I finally got a little further than scribbled notes in a diary today.

Gail said...

Your tags are looking great. I'm bad - I haven't read any of the prompts yet - guess I should do that today - so I'm just doing my own thing with LSNED.

WendyB said...

Lol, What is it with sleepovers and bags of crisps. 9 teenage girls in a tent in the back garden last night and now a zillion empty crisp packets.

Loving your shelf, I can just imagine how you'll be using that to capture shots of stuff you make - looks fabulous. Tags are delish of course too.

Missus Wookie said...

My newest nephew (arrived yesterday) was 8lbs 10oz... I hope William the Conquerers wife managed smaller babies!

Really like the tags, especially the blue flower with butterfly.

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