My project for Bubbly Scrumptious (emag for the Bubbly Funk shop) this week uses the Studio Calico papers in the Home Front collection.
I must admit, unlike some of the others on the DT, I've struggled with these, they've been sitting on my desk for a while now. I kept getting them out, leafing through them and putting them back in the bag! They are unusual and interesting designs but more specific to a theme than the papers I usually use - so they taxed this "bear of little brain".
Some ideas come quickly, others need a bit more time. We've been thinking about things we need to do in our own house, and also for some work we want to have done on a house we rent out to tenants, so we've been trawling around the DIY places, kitchen showrooms, bathroom places, tile warehouses etc. It made me think of work we'd already done and also about things like roof checks, external paintwork, tree maintenance that should really be on some sort of regular schedule to keep them in good order. We're just not that organised but thinking about it all sparked off the idea for making some sort of organiser book for keeping a note of all this stuff.
I've made this "About the House" book while full of good intentions to do better about record keeping (when we did the work, who did the work, resources used, paint colours, serial numbers etc), and maybe also having somewhere to keep notes and clippings for future reference when we come to do things that are further down the "to do" list.
Obviously making something like this is no guarantee that I'll ever actually use it, but it's a start, eh?
You can see more about the book and how I made it by clicking HERE and if you joined in with my Sketch Challenge last week, the winner of the random draw, and therefore of Caroline's fab "Stamps and Ribbons" prize can be found HERE
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