Thursday 3 October 2013

project life october

Project life has never really appealed to me, if I'm completely honest.  I LOVE making scrapbook pages, but I can't escape the idea that trying to work on a Project Life project would take away from my scrapping time and I would miss my lovely big squares.  Having said that, I'm a great believer in trying anything once, I've challenged myself to work on Project life pages throughout October.

I hope I will enjoy it and prove myself wrong, but if not, I've got nothing to lose.  And I'm still going to make big pages because they're my favourites and there's nothing I enjoy quite like pushing little bits of paper around until they look pretty and then writing about it.

So far, I have recorded a couple of observations which I've shared below.  One thing that I think I will like about doing Project Life this October is the chance to journal about little everyday moments!

It’s definitely time for snuggling up under quilts, watching the Great British Bake Off and Downton Abbey and wearing scarves.

Ah, statistics! Thou art a cruel, heartless, wretchedly time-consuming and fiddly mistress. The advantage of being the teacher and not the student though, is that they have to do all the legwork.  The PMCC and I are not destined for friendship.

I spent a lovely lunchtime in my office with two Year 7s and their Raspberry Pi machine.  We decimated my computer, chopping and changing all sorts of cables and buttons and they took turns sitting in my swivel chair and pretending to be head of year, Bond-villain style. We didn’t get it to work but in amongst all the naughty culprits I deal with, it was lovely to play engineering with those two little chaps!

Popped out for pizza after work with F to put the world to rights. Shocked to discover that they put olives on their pepperoni pizza, but the Messicana , replete with pepperoni, jalapenos and onions made up for it at the bargain price of £6

Kisses xxx

P.S. The Project Life kit I bought was from Studio Calico.  More on that another time, but suffice to say I love it and I think lots of it will find its way onto my proper scrapbook pages as it's so pretty!


  1. good luck with your PL experiment. I enjoyed doing it for a month through the summer holidays, and I might do it often for special times but I couldnt keep it up all year. I like that the divided protectors can go in my usual 12x12 album though

  2. I'm so excited to see what you do with PL. Your big pages are so lovely! I agree, the time is definitely right for quilts and good tv.

  3. Catching up on blog posts after a busy couple of weeks, and I have to say I love your PL experiment Kirsty! I think it's a really good idea to try it out for a month and enjoy recording the little things in divided page protectors. I don't think I could commit full time, but have definitely been tempted to give it a whirl. Plus those Studio Calico supplies look too good to resist :D x