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Family tree

22 Jun

I made this family tree as a birthday present for my mum. I had found a few ideas on Pinterest but most just featured names and I really wanted to include photos.

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It was a great way to use up some of the large amounts of scrapbook paper that I own. The picture is displayed in a shadow box so that some of the elements can stand out. All the photos and text were attached with sticky foam pads so that they are slightly raised from the background.

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This branch shows me and my brood.

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I added the year as obviously using photos (particularly of children) will mean that it dates quickly but I like the fact that it represents this moment in time.

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Fimo family portrait

6 May

This little project has meant quite a bit to me. As a child I loved fimo but I haven’t had any for probably about 20 years. My love of creating led me on to an evening course in ceramics. But since having children I haven’t had the time (or energy) to do that. I’ve recently seen some great creations on pinterest using polymer clay and I realised that it didn’t have to be just for children, so I thought I’d give it a try again.

Unfortunately I’m dreadful with numbers and following instructions and after spending ages on my fimo creations I then went and baked them at over double the required temperature! The smell was dreadful and I almost cried when I saw them.

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After a few days I stopped kicking myself and decided that I should use my mistake as an opportunity to improve. So I set about making my fimo family #2.

And here it is, my little family in fimo form.

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Ok, in reality my hair isn’t that blonde!

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And our cat Flossie rarely sits that close to the kids.

I hope you like it as much as we do.