My grotty cold has made me feel a bit lack lustre this weekend but I have managed to do a bit more to my piece for the February TIF challenge.
This is my layout so far. Nothing is stitched down yet but I am fairly happy with it so I don't think I will be altering the arrangement. First of all I have to acknowledge Beate's influence here. I really admire Beate's work and I hope she will not be annoyed with me for following her ideas for this journal page.
The images are of my Nanna and the group photograph is of my Nanna with her own children and her mother standing behind her on her left. The little girl on the right hand side of the photograph is my mum. I have included a shell and a piece of beach glass because my Nanna lived near the sea when I was a child and the buttons are there because they are old. The blue button probably dates from the 60's or even maybe the 50's and came from an outfit that my Mum made for herself. I did find the cigarette cards but now I find they do not fit in. I will use them in a separate piece as I do have several other images of my nan and would like to make some more pieces.
Just as I started to cook the dinner tonight I noticed that the houses across the road were lit up with an orangey glow. I went rushing out to the back garden with my cmaera and caught this gorgeous sky
It doesn't look quite so dramatic on here but it was lovely. I nearly missed it because I couldn't find my camera so that was a bit of rushing about and cursing going on! Now, if I could just find my hairbrush.....!