Monday, 15 August 2011

At last - I have managed to make something!

It took me over a week - I am so slow and out of practice.  'Life' has been getting in the way of crafting, but I am sure once the autumn comes and there is less going on, I'll get back into it.

My daughter-in-law's parents are visiting from Japan, so I made them a little book to take back with them of photos of his stay with them last year (this year was cancelled at the very last minute due to the Tsunami) and I have also included 'big' events of this past year up to date.  Such as first day at school in his new uniform, winning a medal in the school sports day, special photos with mum and dad, learning to ride his bike without stabilisers in the pouring rain - that sort of thing.

The book was inspired by one a forum friend Paula made me - you can see her blog here  obviously mine isn't a patch on the one she made, and I didn't have all the wonderful embellishments she used, but Haruko's parents seemed very happy with it and my grandson explained to them in Japanese all the events and Haruko translated all the messages for them.

It was a very hot and humid six week summer break in Japan last year so an afternoon nap was essential!

There are lots of exotic insects in JiJi and BaBa's (grandad and grandmother) garden.  This was a green stick insect that was on his bedroom windowledge.  At least I think it was a stick insect.  Long and bright green, with long long legs - and perfectly harmless

I won't bore you with the rest of it - just wanted you to know that I haven't given up!


Paula said...

Nice to see youre still about - Hope life is treating you well.Lovely keepsake for the grandparents.

Sandie said...

What a wonderful idea and so thoughtful!

Well done Lottie, they must be really pleased with it.

Sandie xx

maggie said...

A lovely gift that will be treasured.
It's good to see you back creating.


Anonymous said...

Asweet picture of your sleeping baby. I love your layouts!

Christine B. said...

Hi Lottie, a lovely gift I bet they were thrilled with it. Hope you are keping well. Love and Hugs x ChrisB

Ginger said...

What a lovely keepsake for them, nice to see you getting creative again Lottie. x

Anonymous said...

What a great little book - bet it was much appreciated. xx

Craftgirl said...

Love the book. A lovely gift too.

Craftgirl said...

Love the book. A lovely gift too.

melsanford said...

Awww! beautiful little pages :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Pat Winter said...

What a sweet gift, the book is adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree Boho bags are a fun and comfy to carry.