September, come on in! You are my favourite month (though don't tell October..) I love your promise, your offer of a fresh start: if I thought I could find a use for a new pencilcase and a stack of unopened notebooks, I'd be there.
Actually, I do have one new notebook. A polka dot covered Fancy Pants one, which came in my Bits and Pieces kit from Gossamer Blue. I'm still deciding how to make the most of it; but I do have two new pages today, made with my favourite pieces from the beautiful September kits FOUND HERE.
The first is about a little set of crocheted bracelets I made a couple of weeks ago, with instructions from this month's Mollie Makes magazine.
I've been meaning to have a go at these for ages. I even had grand plans to make dozens as a fundraiser, back in January. But it has taken me until now to discover how quick and easy they make up.
To make my page I hand cut the balloons from a Pinkfresh Stdio patterned paper in Add On #1 and tied them at the bottom with a piece of black velvet ribbon, just so that little Crate Paper chipboard bird would have somewhere to rest.
But I wasn't finished with that piece of patterned paper. I couldn't leave it alone! So I turned the rest of it into another, 8.5x11 layout by laying the bit from which I'd cut the balloons over another pattern and covering the join with a little blue Pinkfresh puffy sticker.
We've been colouring here: not patterns or flowers or enchanted forests, but houses, in a book full of city pictures.
It's almost as much fun as cutting and sticking. Almost! It's hard to beat pretty pre patterned paper. From Gossamer Blue.