Sneak peek – Monday

June 25, 2007

Hi everyone

Continuing on from yesterday’s ideas on making an album about children, here’s Part 2 of what to do with your Creative Memories concertina album –

How about an album about you?

This is often one of the most difficult subjects for women to scrap about, but what a wonderful legacy to leave your children and future generations – a glimpse into what makes you the person you are.

If you can’t quite manage the deep and meaningful stuff e.g.

  • What are the important values in your life?
  • What are the lessons your parents taught you that you’ve never forgotten?
  • What are your dreams for the future?
  • Who are the most influential people in your life?
  • What were the best moments of your life to date?
  • Who are you – content, happy, sad, a worrier, carefree, restless, angry, creative….?
  • What do you really, really like about yourself?
  • How has your personality changed in the past 10 years?

then what about some completely “frivolous” topics, that may actually say more about you than you think e.g.

  • The contents of your purse,
  • What did you buy this week?
  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
  • What’s your housework strategy?
  • What are the favourite things in your home and why?
  • What do you do for fun?
  • If you were stranded on a desert island who and what would you want with you?



Sneak peek – Sunday

June 24, 2007

Hi everyone

Here’s another glimpse of what you’ll find in your Deluxe Pesto kit for July.


This gorgeous Creative Imaginations concertina album just begs to be altered and made into something special. To help you with that we’ll post some ideas over the next few days – I’m breaking it down into segments to make it easier to read.

Part 1 of what to do with your Creative Imaginations “bare elements” boxed concertina album:

You have 7 double sided pages (14 sides in total).

The most obvious topic for many people is their children. Why not create an album using one of the following ideas:

  • A moment in time – current favourite things (books, television programmes, music, friends, food, people, places to visit, clothes, words, toys….). We interview our children on “video” each birthday – this could form the basis of an album.
  • Daily routine – sleeping habits, breakfast, activities, school, pre-school, playing, lunch, dinner, snacks, reading, TV, bathing, bedtime….
  • A year in review – 14 pages allows for a title page, 12 months of pictures/journaling and a back page.
  • A book of “firsts” – first “blankie”, first steps, first tooth, first haircut, first words, first bed, first potty, first birthday….
  • A picture of your child taken on the same date in subsequent years e.g. their birthday, first day of the school year. Fascinating to look back and see how they change from year to year.
  • How do your children show you they love you?
  • What lessons do you want your children to know?

We’ll be back tomorrow with more ideas, and another sneak picture of what else you’ll find in the July kit.

Take care, Steph


Out from Hiding

June 22, 2007

Well the title says it all, It’s time I came out from hiding. Who am I? I’m Fiona, the third person to form Paper Pesto. I was trying to avoid posting anything on the blog, because… Kate said in the Paper Pesto web site I have a different side to my brain compared to most people. Now to make room for this gift, nature decided I did not need the wiring for anything technical and worse made me dyslexic. This information I hid for years, only revealing my secret to a few.

Then two of my three children were diagnosed with dyslexia. This was devastating for me because I knew what they were in for. Why could I have not given them my eye colour only! Now I know that it is no big deal, though frustrating at times, it’s OK to say I’m dyslexic. So bear with me,when you see that I’ve spelt something wrong or the flow’s not there because I want to share this space with you.

So the first thing I would like to share is a wee project. Anyone can join in, and my intention is for this to be an ongoing project. Those of you who subscribe to our monthly collections will find two plain luggage tags in your kit (starting with July), anyone else will need to source or make some. Once a fortnight I will post a single word. Think about this word and what meaning it has to you and what your first thoughts were when you read it. Then, alter your tag and include this word and any thing else you want to.

Let it be free to turn out how ever it does; NO PRESSURE, just you and your craft having some chill time. Great for those who have lost their mojo or would like to keep a record of their thoughts or are short on time. This will eventually become a simple and beautiful little piece of inspiration, whether one day you use it to come up with an idea for a page or choose a word for the day’s focus.

Here is one that I did to show you what I’m on about. We dyslexics like pictures. Well it’s been nice to be here, so I’ll be back.

Believe in yourself – you can do it!


Game of tag