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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Monday, 18 March 2013

It's been a while...

Yeah times passing and it's been a while since I did anything on here. I have plans and ideas, but getting round to it is something else, and my creative block wasn't helping. It's still not completely gone, but I'm not madly crafting like I used to... that will change at some point, I'm sure stress of moving and work doesn't help.

Well I thought I could share a project I began work on a while ago. In line with my genealogy obsession I have been trying to organise my notes. I figured try and go by surnames, for women this gets confusing with maiden or married names, so I'm going by the documents- whatever their surname on that, file it.

I have realised I have quite a bit of information that I hadn't chased up and discovered some more information about some of the family...still not answered the big mysteries though!

So as part of my organisation I decided to decorate my file.

It's only partly done so far.

I drew a basic tree onto the file, then painted it. I needed it quite big as a little one wouldn't look quite right and I'd have to fill the cover with something else.

I plan to cut some leaf shapes (already started) from paper in various colours (if it looks ok) and each leaf I'm going to write a name. I was thinking just a surname, but I'm wondering now whether to have full names or a mixture of surnames and then christian names. A lot of names do repeat in the family and whilst there are a lot of surnames I have discovered there might not be enough...well I'll find out.

I'll see what it looks like layering the leaves on and then if all is well I'll glue the leaves on. Hopefully it'll look more impressive when done!

Finally another glimpse of the snow we've all been getting. It was quite picturesque Sunday, but I'd glady welcome some warm sunshine now!

If I could draw I'd love to do a wintery scene.