Friday, 15 June 2012

101 List Progress Check - Jun 14th 2012

Sorry I'm a bit late with this one - it's Thursday evening and I'm trying to get this written now, but have a feeling that I'll be finishing it tomorrow, oops!!!

So, what's been happening since I last wrote? Well, I read my third Shakespeare play - I have to say that I'm struggling to get into Shakespeare it seemed much better when I did MacBeth at school. This one was "As You Like It", and to be honest I don't remember too well what went on. Something about brothers who didn't like each other (or may be that was one of the other two, or maybe both of them), a girl who had to dress as a guy so that her and another girl could travel without raising suspicions, a guy who fell in love with the girl, searching for here (I'm pretty sure that was the nice brother), and thats the bulk of it really.

On Sunday I thought that as it seemed that the boys had stopped winding each other up for a bit (I think they'd decided to watch a film), I would have a go at making some dividers for my wonderful filos, so had a rummage through my scrapbooking papers to choose the patterns that I am least likely to actually want to use so I could have a go and see how many dividers I could get out of one sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper... I know, I know - normal people would have just used a ruler to check... But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I can cut the shapes out properly using a scalpel without cutting myself. I used a Scotch tape tab dispenser for reinforcing the tabs, and it worked perfectly (I think - I guess time may prove me wrong).

First attempt... not too shabby!!!
 I chose the thinner paper, as I think the thicker ones, although totally gorgeous, are going to be a bit too thick for me at the moment.

Without tabs v with tabs...
Personal and Pocket - I think my camera had been drinking...
I did a few sheets of personal sized sheets without tabs after doing my first one with, as I thought I would see how they looked, and thought I may be able to fit two A5 one personal and one pocket if I didn't include tabs. However, I wasn't keen on how they looked with the post-it tabs on, so started on the next sheet to see how I would get on doing A5 with tabs. As it turns out I can just about fit two A5 with tabs alongside each other, leaving enough paper over for a personal (if I do top tabs instead of side ones - I'm OK with that), and a pocket, so with all this paper I have I can in theory make a lot of dividers, maybe I'll need to buy some more filos to put them in...?

12" x 12" reassembled...
2 A5s... a bit tricky to distinguish the tabs here

Now we can see the tabs better :o)

I ran out of time to actually make the personal with top tab and the pocket, but am pretty
sure that piece will fit them on...
So in theory (providing I don't screw up while making them) I should be able to make two A5 sets, one Personal set and one Pocket set out of six sheets of scrapbooking paper - most excellent!!!

So although I can't cross of the challenge of making dividers in various sizes off my list yet, I have made a start with my trials and know that I have everything I need to make basic dividers :o)

I have been good with my supplements, although I did forget them one day and should start the three months again, but here come the excuses...
                    i)           I hate taking tablets as they frequently get stuck in my throat
                    ii)          the day I missed was Christopher's birthday party, where Marcus cracked his
                                 head open, so I had other things on my mind
                    iii)         it was one day, not a slippery slope :o)

Must get back to the exercise though before all the hard work I did is lost...



  1. Wow great, looking fab!! A ruler, measuring whats that lol, i'm an avid scrapbooker but I just hack away and hope for the best lol :)

    1. Thanks Alison. I would love to start scrapbooking, (it's in my 101 list to do either physically or electronically), but I just don't have a creative bone in my body and have no idea where to start (although actually remembering to take photos would be a start - another thing on my 101 list) - ha ha ha h!!!

  2. Haha, yes it does help, although i've not been taking many photo's recently, well not of the children but plenty of my filofax's haha, i'm not really that creative, I do quite a bit of copying when i've no ideas coming, which is quite a lot if i'm honest, but I do love it when I get round to it, but be warned it's a very addictive hobby, just like filofax's and it costs a fortune!! :) x

    1. I need a hobby, and now have quite a lot of scrapbooking paper so I have no excuse. I've been looking at all the brads and stuff that you can get as well - they are so cute. If I start doing it (properly) I know I will spend a small fortune on more papers (you can never have too much paper, of any kind), brads, lettering stuff, I would really like to get one of those die-cutting machines as well, how cool are they? I have fairly recently got myself some stuff to try my hand at quilling, but unfortunately I can actually get the paper back out of the quilling tool to try to make anything out of it... doh!!! I will find a way (or another quilling tool that doesn't hold the paper quite so tight - but all I have managed so far is very tightly curled streamers - ha ha ha !!! :o)

  3. haha, I tried quilling but i'm not very good at it, my daughter is a dab hand at it, she's made some lovely quilled cards!! :)

    1. I don't suppose she's got any tips of which quilling tool is good to use has she?

  4. You have inspired my to not only create my own personalized dividers, but also to become a member 101 Things in 1001 Days. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, glad to have been of service :o) Let me know how it goes - I would love to see your dividers when they're done, and follow your 101 progress if you're blogging it anywhere :o)