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!!!|
|Without tabs v with tabs...|
|Personal and Pocket - I think my camera had been drinking...|
|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 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...