The lovely Mel suggested another blog hop, this time using the It's All About Me project from Big Picture Scrapbooking. It didn't sound too difficult so I signed up and started thinking. The first ingredient was to be an accordion book in a tin. I had a tin I'd painted years ago and I tried folding wallpaper samples to fit.
But one day I was flicking through Cover to Cover and remembered a favourite type of folded book.
With three cuts a wallpaper sample can become a 16 page booklet
I spent so much time thinking and planning the book that I nearly ran out of time making the book. So I've been photographing it in artificial light in the early hours of Saturday. But I hope you get the idea of It's All About Elizabeth before you go on to visit Helena.
The first of my quotes "We are the musicmakers, We are the dreamers of dreams". The other page has an envelope with some journalling about maths.
A selection from my many tapes and brads, beside an allusion to my favourite shop.
When I was young autumn was my favourite month, now it's spring as I eagerly look for signs of green on the trees, longer days and (slightly) warmer temperatures. The sea thrills me, especially when the sun is rising over the Isle of Rum.
All being well 2010 will see improvements to a few of our rooms. (This is our first home and we were married in 1983.) So our bathroom is not my favourite place but I love taking a bath, and I like the colour turquoise, so this would be a happy place for me.The other picture represents something I do nearly every day. We love vegetables (being omnivores) and they steam very well in the microwave (which is an absolute essential in my life).
Two pleasures: origami and coffee or
..... what I'd do given some spare time.
How would I describe me in three words?
And colour makes me happy.
The second quote is "I am, yet what I am none cares or knows" and I love words and dictionaries.
Do I have a collection? Yes, several, but my button collection goes back to before I was born.
Thank you for exploring my book with me. I wish I'd had the time to crop and tidy up the pictures but I can already hear the dawn chorus. Now let's go and see what Helena has done, and many thanks to Mel for the inspiration.