Our children have always loved the beach and I have some rather cute photos of their first experiences so I made sure that I had the camera handy when it was Teddy's turn last September. He didn't hesitate with the noise from the waves crashing but did lift his little feet up when he felt the cold water. And from what I can remember, it really was too cold to be indulging in a swim which is why I was happily placed well back from the water's edge and prime target for sand bombing. Aghh, the joys of sand!
DESIGNED FOR | Little Yellow Bicycle
PROJECT | Cherished Moments Layout
I actually had the idea for this layout at the time I took the photo because the seafoam came floating in on the sand and it gave me the idea of creating a layout with bubbles in the background to represent the foam. I didn't take a photo of the foam but found a similar picture on the internet, so you'll get what I'm talking about.
I decided to add the little punched hearts to the circles because they didn't look 'floaty' enough when they were solid discs.
TECHNIQUE | Handstitching
I love stitching by hand because it's so relaxing and I can take my layout into the loungroom, sit by the fire and watch a bit of TV rather than listen to it from around the corner. Makes life interesting when the Farmer is watching a foreign program that is subtitled as I have no idea what is going on from the next room. I had actually stitched all three rows in the white thread but I felt it got a bit lost so added a bit of colour with the blue and grey thread.
SUPPLIES | Little Yellow Bicycle:
VS-101 Cherry Curtains/Red Tiny Floral
VS-105 Blue Skies/Green Microcheck
VS-107 Red Floral/Light Blue Microcheck
WI-105 Cozy Cable Knit/Cozy Quilt
VS-305 Paper Crafting Pieces (66 Pieces)
VS-135 Favorite Pieces Stickers - with thermography (32 pieces)
VS-140 Fresh Verse Stickers - with debossing and thermograhy (43 pieces)
VS-160 Vellum Tape (15 pieces)