Sunday, 13 January 2008

Gentle weekend

Yes, it has been another gentle weekend catching up with shopping and chores and generally enjoying each others company while we recouperated from our various coughs, colds and bugs. We are all still feeling rather rough with it, so much so that although Saturday was a good day, today saw Tim retreating to bed and Alex needing a lot more in the way of gentle cuddles than normal. Alex's vocabulary (if you can call it that!) is increasing so much at the moment, the variety of sounds he makes is now quite large including (but not limited to) Yay, yehaw, aaaargh, meeee, yayayaya, dadadadad, heeee, hah, agag, aagoo, deee, as well as a variety of different yells using the back of his throat, and a great Darth Vader impression! It amuses me so much to hear him chuntering away to himself as he plays on the floor or travels in the car. I also love this photo of him in deep concentration as he looks at his book.
I managed to have a good crafting session on Saturday afternoon while Tim slept and Alex played at my feet. I made 8 related ATCs, all using alcohol inks in the background (butterscotch, meadow and bottle applied using the applicator), with gold embossed corners (StampsAway design), then an eyelet and thread (applied using my crop-a-dile) and then an embellishment in the final corner (butterfly or flower). The central images were all from the Crafty Individuals image book. I will be keeping 2 of these ATCs (the top two in the first image) and will swap the remaining 6 on the CMPC forum.
On Sunday I did manage to get an hour to do a bit of crafting and I decided to do another scrapbook layout. This again is an older photo of was in fact the first smile we managed to capture on film. I just love the cheeky impish look that he has in this photo. I chose the colours to match the chair he was sitting on, and added embellishments in the top corner to also represent the fun images of butterflies, flowers and dragonflies on the chair. The design is from Sketch #58 from Pencil Lines. Any comments welcome. More soon,


Momiji said...

love this crisp, clean layout with the pattern of the chair echoed in the corner. how did you do the letters? ..they work really well with this one...

LazyKay said...

That's a beatiful page Caro - so gentle.

LOVE those ATCs - I see you're having fun with your AIs.

Great pic of studious Alex too.


Tracie Hudson said...

What pretty pages you create:)