A quick post about Learn Something New Every Day - for those who don't know, this is an online course, run every September, by the wonderful Shimelle. I joined the course last September and got half-way through the month, before my mum fell ill, ended up in hospital and everything became too chaotic to continue with my little scrapbook!
So, I thought I'd have another go this year. I am making a mini-album again, but I decided to keep that fairly simple - just a quick page each day. I have set up a separate Page on my blog here - look for the tab above - where I'm keeping a daily blog journal of my September, with its main events.
I decided to make my little album from another book. A while ago, I made a journal with a hard cover and sketch paper pages. The boards were covered with some great paper I had found, printed with a design of various old-fashioned styles of handwriting and images of ink bottles, pens and nibs. However, the binding was not very successful (this being a skill I was still learning, I didn't get it quite right) and the book began to collapse! I had put it away on the shelf, meaning to "do something else with it". So I have!
I detached the covers from the binding and stuck down the loose edges.
I used my "Big Bite" tool (it's fab!), to punch holes and set some eyelets in the covers.
then I created a collage on the front cover, with the Course Title and various images I like.
I'm quite pleased with these covers. I will make a page each day and then bind them all together - perhaps with ribbon.
I think it could be good...
First of all, thanks to everyone who responded to Monday's post! It was great to get such supportive and encouraging messages - even offers of help.
Just to update - I had a reply from Susan, the Organiser. She's not going to run my workshop in the Autumn Term, but suggested we do it in the Spring Term instead. I said that I thought we should do something other than "Christmas papercrafts", as I didn't think the children would want to do this in the Spring. I offered some other ideas and she has told me to choose my favourite, come up with a course summary and send it to her. If she thinks it will fly, they will offer it as a workshop in March (and assuming the kids agree with her, I will be teaching it!).
So, I'm very glad I got organised and made myself send in that submission! Looks like I've got myself a job (even if only for 1 day so far!).
My mum's been ill, yesterday and today. She called at breakfast time yesterday, asking for help. So, that's kept me busy (see also my LSNED blog page - tab above). She was much better when I left her this afternoon, but I'll probably go over there again tomorrow, at least to make her some lunch (that's what she finds really hard when she's ill and obviously she needs to eat properly to recover).
J. went back to school today - full of smiles as usual, keen to see his friends and find out what will happen this term. He's home now, telling me about his day (the "boring" bits and the "cool" bits) and begging to use the computer to play games!
And now I'm off to sort out the dinner... which we might eat in the garden, as it's so warm and sunny!