Friday, 1 August 2014

For the future

My cherubs are back today, all three of them. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed being on my own all week but I am looking forward to seeing their faces and hearing their seaside stories. 

The last bit of tidying for the week was to take hundreds of photos off the hard drive, dull I know, however I already have a little craft solution to help me save my memories for the girls for the future. A CD scrapbook.

 Here is how you make one:

Cut a piece of card 6 x 12". Mark holes evenly on the left hand side and punch out. Make a fold 6 1/2 " from the hole edge. This should leave the hole margin as single card, the rest as a pocket. Cut out a curve to help you slip in a CD. Stick this down with double sided tape.

You make a book of these. I am just adding three more pockets to an existing book. Cover grey board or card for the covers and hold the pockets together with book rings. Bit boring though?

Then you can decorate them and write little notes to remind you what is on the CD's. When I first made this book, I put all the papers and stickers into a bag with the book to keep it matching but they have run out now so I need to make a new book in new matching colours, this one has gone a bit awry at the end - but job done. Here are some of the other pages.

I tied teeny bits of ribbon that were too short for sewing round the rings and hey presto a CD book, a faster running computer and I am safe in the knowledge that I have all my photos and video clips should my computer decide to throw in the towel (the last one did and it was sooo hard to get all the stuff off, I nearly lost everything)

Happy Crafting whatever page of life you are on today?

Jo xxxxxxxx


  1. what a lovey idea for your girls x

  2. I must admit D is always telling me to put things on dropbox but it's finding the time. So I have to keep buying new SD cards instead. For number 2's 21st I did a photo book from when he and his siblings were little up to adults. He took it with him to Afghanistan to remind him of us all. (He's not one for showing his emotions but he was quite choked when he saw it). Told everyone how wonderful it was (except for me of course I'd only spent the hours pulling it all together), but still I was glad he had something to remind him of home. Your CD book is a great idea. Hope the kids had a good time.

  3. That's really lovely. I think it's a great idea and they'll be able to take it with them.

  4. This is such a brilliant idea Jo - your girls will be so happy to have these to look back on in future years! xoJoy

  5. Those girls are so lucky to have you as their Mum.

  6. Now this is genius!!! Seriously!!! What a great idea!!!! And they are beautiful to boot! I am pinning this friend! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xo

  7. Such a beautiful idea and something for your girls to treasure.
    Marianne x

  8. fab idea Jo and a good job too, we use memory sticks and keep them labelled in a tiny box! of treasures. x

  9. Brilliant idea! I have been deleting lots of photos off my hard drive the past few weeks. I mean how many pictures of gardenia's do I need.
    Hugs and have fun with your babies.

  10. What a fabulous idea and a great way to keep your memories safe and sound. I hope that you are all enjoying being back together and having some fun. xx

  11. What a fabulous idea! Our computers get so choked up with all these photos but it would be awful to lose them altogether xx