At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, April 10

WOYWW 201 - Back in the saddle...


... and busily working on scrapbook pages :)

Finally, everyone's feeling better, and we were able to have our postponed Easter get-together with my dad. Sadly, my brother couldn't make it :(

I managed to ask Dad about who's who and what's what in some old family photos, and he started filling in this chart I got...


I could only get this in 12x12, as are most scrapbooks, but I plan to fold it to fit my 8x8 albums. I simply can't handle one-handed the larger scrapbooks, but 8x8 seems to be an ideal size :)

We'll fill in the blanks when Dad's got more info from his elder brother...

And I'll leave you with a close-up of these button flowers I'm playing around with - you saw the bottles of paper flowers and a lil' notions box last time. I haven't stuck anything down yet, as I'm still pondering...


Right, that's my desk for this week, so hop on over to Ms Dunnit's Stamping Ground to see ALL the others busy, busy desks - there are more and more being each week!

Have fun xxx

PS The page I was working on, now finished - young love... aaahhhh!

44 comments:

MvM-design said...

Love your desk and those bling blings, jummy!
Happy wednesday ;)

Hugs Marleen #1

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wo w! Busy and ARTSY!

the LO is beautiful!

happy WOYWW!
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

Nan G said...

Pretty layout! Digging the flowers and all the bling you have out. Happy WOYWW! Nan #8

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a beautiful page. I'm "doing" the family tree at the moment and wish I'd asked more questions when my parents were alive. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Belinda Basson said...

Instead of folding it, you could reduce it on a photostat machine...#23

BJ said...

Great generation chart where did you get that from? Super pages too and the button flowers. BJ#20

Neil said...

Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having, or going to have, or have already had a great day (dependent on where exactly in the world you are!)
It's lovely to see vintage family history layouts.
Neil #7

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ahhh!! Love your sweet layout page!! Those flowers look charming with button centers. So glad to hear you're all feeling better!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Helen said...

Glad you got together (or most of you!) finally... the family history is so interesting - hope you fit it into your smaller size album - apart from anything, the size isn't so daunting anyway! Helen, 8

MiniOwner said...

So pleased to read that you are all recovered and your postponed get-together went well. Love that LO. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@44)

Maisie Moonshine said...

Glad that you are all better! Love your layout, your button flowers are great. Have a good week MMx #67

Emily said...

Glad you are feeling better and managed to get together with your family.

I love the layout. It must be the week for scrapping family love as that's what I've been doing too.

hugs
Emily#60

Eliza said...

Really Beautiful Layout. Get as much information from your dad as you can you wont regret it.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 47

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous scrap page, the photos are super :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

~Sue C said...

Pretty layout. Sorry your brother couldn't make it. You will never be sorry for getting all of that rich history of your family and savoring it forever. SueC#98

Marit said...

Old photos and geneology/info from family... I asked around in my family a few years back and collected a lot of info and stuff... I'm still happy I did that. It's such a source of inspiration and wonderful to know! LOVE the old photo of young love! Happy woyww and hug from Holland, Marit #82

thewovenspoke said...

So awesome, that is a lot of work! I hope you share when you finish.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Claire, your layout turned out lovely. Fascinating to see photos that were probably taken at the time I was a child - the men always wore suits and ties back then and her dress is surely c1950s, and she's wearing short socks ... you never see teenagers wearing short socks with dress shoes today! See what scrapping does - brings all sorts of memories flooding back - and that is what makes doing so satisfying :)

I like your family chart. I'd appreciate it if you can tell me the name of the maker? I still haven't sourced one I like for my family history album. I might be able to find a supplier here in the UK.

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #41

kathi17 said...

Your layout is beautiful, and I love your flowers.

Thanks for sharing your workspace! Kathi #109

Gill Edwards said...

whata great page, i love old photos

Gill x #118

Elizabeth said...

Many thanks for your reply to my query on the family chart - very helpful. I did look for the starter kit on ebay as suggested but didn't locate it, though did find the £20 collection. I may have put in the wrong search term so will try again later. Thanks again, it was good of you to take the time. Elizabeth x #41

Fandhmum said...

I love your page,
Happy Wednesday
Rosie x

My name is Cindy said...

hay carumba!! Was just sitting here thinking oh, I'm all ahead with my projects and realised I have a ton of scrapping to do!! Just had a mega phot print out - oops! Thanks for showing your inspiring desk and for visiting me today, Cindy #63

Ali H said...

Such a lovely layout ! So great to capture all your memories & family stories - have this on my "to do" list - must get round to it ! Thanks for visiting Ali #15

Janene McAnally said...

Beautiful scrapbook page!! What a great way to keep memories alive. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #77

Spyder said...

we were filling a family charts the other week end, strange how my mum can't remember last week but can go back years and years! My mum's sewn a family tree, it's still growing!! very tidy desk!
Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

((Lyn)) #52

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week. Lots of fun projects. Might consider getting it downsized at a printers so you don't have to fold it. I scanned mine in to my computer and printed it out that way. Folding and unfolding can wear paper thin over time and it might rip and tear. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

akilli melek said...

great that you have someone to fill in the blanks. i have lots of old photos that my mum cant remember who the people are.
MaryAnn did a family tree template a while back that might fit into a smaller album if you want to do another one
caroline (akillimelek #69)

Christine said...

Thanks for dropping by .......
Love that your Dad is able to fill in the chart - I have had to post letters with mine and then some didn't get sent back - arghh!
Love the finished page - wonderful.
Bishopsmate #86

scrappyjen said...

Great page and chart. I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

~Sue C said...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. :) Hugs, SueC#98

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you so much for coming around to meet me, Claire, so I could return the flavor. I was stopped short on your profile page, reading about you. My goodness, what an inspiration you are!! It is my absolute pleasure to have found you.

How great that everyone is feeling better and you got to hold the postponed festivities! It's marvelous that your father is helping you fill out all the family history for future generations and that you are beautifully showcasing it!

Have a wonderful week! Darnell #47

trisha too said...

That is a charming LO, Claire!

:)trisha
#142 this week with
a hand carved stamp

Mary said...

Very nice layout. When your dad finishes adding names, you might want to go to a print shop and have it scanned to 8x8. Then there would be no folds. Your work is wonderful and I'm now a follower!

Neet said...

What a lovely page to end with. Love those button flowers, they work perfectly on that page.
I am full of admiration for your family tree, you have done it so neatly.
Glad everyone is feeling much better.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet number 16 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I did a family tree paper bag book that I still love, using the Martha Stewart fan chart rather than a "tree" - Google it, it's cool! Love yours, don't get me wrong, but the fan char is fun and you might like it for a future project :)

Happy WOYWW

MA (10)

My name is Cindy said...

Helloooo! I have something for you on my blog. Can you email me at cashplant@yahoo.co.uk. Can't email this as I am at work and it's not set up here. Cindy

Hettie said...

Fantastic layout there! Nice to see a fellow scrapbooker on WOYWW!
Well done for getting your Dad to fill the tree in, my Dad says he doesn't remember alot of the details, but my Aunt has helped me out!! Isn't ancestry fabulous?
x

zue said...

Lovely idea to put a family tree like that in your album...brilliant!
xx

RosC said...

Great layout Claire - lots of memories I'm sure.

So important to get the stories and the photos with their details whilst the folks who know are with you. I keep finding holes in my info and wish I could call round to my Dad and ask him. Mind you, by the time he was ninety the stories began to change just a little.

All the best,
Ros. #99

Clare with paint in her hair said...

what a fabulous chart!

scrappymo! said...

Great that your Dad was able to complete so much of your chart...hopefully his brother will have the remaining info for you!

Birdie said...

What a wonderful project!

I know Claire, you said you were disabled, but I was shocked to read it was through a stroke at so young an age. And perhaps also, because we are probably around the same age.

Anyway, I really just wanted to say how much I admire your attitude which comes across so strongly through your blog. you sound positive but realistic, acknowledging the difficulties and incredible challenges yet you seem to have an underlying optimism which shines through.

How's the drawing with the left hand going? Do you still?
I thought the drawings I saw on your other blog showed lots of promise so I hope you carry on, if not know, then in the future.

Take care

B

Tamika said...

I like working with 8x8 sometimes too! It's nice the way your preserving your history! I spy lots of yummy bling on that table if I were a scrap pirate you'd have to beware!