Well the weather has definitely taken a turn for the damp and chilly, and it seems to be time to think indoor thoughts, settle down with a bit of craft and dream up delicious things to add into gently steaming mugs of hot chocolate. I am in the process of packing up all my belongings at the moment (more on that another time) and I seem to be getting rid of as many things as I'm packing. It's strangely satisfying to have a good clear out and it will be nice to nestle in for winter knowing it's all taken care of.
A couple of weekends ago, I took advantage of an entirely free day in to do some scrapbooking. I'm a very slow scrapbooker and only completed a couple of pages in the end, but this is the first. It documents a visit to the Rough Trade photobooth in London; a proper old fashioned one that I'd wanted to visit for a while, and was in fact on my list. Anyway, I wanted the photos to make an appearance in my albums, and so this page came together.
I wanted the black and while photos to stand out, so I stuck to a largely neutral colour scheme, and a white background. I like the little flashes of yellow and blue, and I found that a little dash of colour went a long way. I aimed to balance out the photos with a block of (mostly) straightish journalling explaining where we were and why, and my page was done!
I can never quite work out why scrapbooking takes me so long, but I enjoy it, and so I don't really mind. And there are lots of lovely crafts to look forward to this autumn and winter. More scrapbooking, some calligraphy, knitting, making an Advent calendar and a spot of sewing too. Here's to one or two warm, cosy evenings in!
P.S. And now, back to packing! If I'm very good and pack lots of things, maybe I will order a take away later. And if I'm not very good, I could order a take away to console myself over my lack of progress. Yes, that seems like a good idea.