Seven Arrows

Yesterday we were at a friends birthday lunch.

I found this book: Seven Arrows by Hyemeyohsts Storm.

My 2 sons and I sat down and poured through it.

So many opportunities for conversation. Especially great, as my 5 year old has been speaking and experimenting with mandalas recently. There are many examples of these whole circles – filled with messages and meaning.

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Today – many years later

Its August 2015 and a long time since this blog has been active, since my last blog in 2011, I have become a mother again so i now have 2 boys and a girl, I have qualified as a midwife and am now 33. I no longer make clothes out of off cuts (except for my own family).

I felt like I would carry on using this scrapskisskiss site because I would like to think that I am not clogging up the internet by starting another whole blog and I thought the past is important and I could simply use it to track my own life. Also scraps feels like a good descriptive word – what I put down here will be scraps; bits and pieces of my life.

I would now like to use this blog as a way to share my thoughts on motherhood, being a midwife and my general ideas, feelings, musings on life.

once upon a time

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once upon a time, there where 2 children who loved animals very much.
the children and the animals used to spend all day playing.
they lived in a garden filled with flowers, the birds always came to drink water in the little stream.
it was a beautiful garden, the children and the animals and the birds where all very happy…

sewing paper bags and lots more because today is the day

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i have started making my own bags for my clothes to go in when I sell them.
i am using old books that we find at paper recycling, or second hand shops.
then i stitch them up with my sewing machine. its fun and interesting.

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some more paper fun is this streamer i made for marc, now its up in our new house, which is so beautiful and we have lived in it for a month already and time just flies so now finally i can put some lovely ‘new house’ pictures here:

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and some new items inspired by a new house:

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summer time soon.

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and, just because i love it!

braces rock.

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a message from a friend and a tiger tattoo

a while ago my friend, Julia, gave me a bag of old clothes to use for scraps.
this is the message that came with it, it’s so sweet:

Yay! Got some stuff for you, will hand it over when i see you or marc. So cool to think of some little ethan type guy running around in my gap jeans that i wore everywhere for 2 years. 🙂

xx

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Marc drew this on Ethan’s arm, a real tattoo!
Ethan is away in London on holiday, i miss him.

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Ethan wears white T with Scraps silkscreen print.

scraps finds a new boy

leo isn’t really a new boy. ethan and him have been friends since they were tiny.

he looks very super rad in scraps though.
its so great to see these re-created clothes work on the children
who have inspired me daily.
boys are cool.

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leo wears grey skinny jeans and blue hoodie with scissor print

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leo wears charcoal top with pick scissor print and denim shorts.

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playdom is the place to be

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inspirations

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i found these pictures in a book i have had since i was a little girl, i just love the illustrations so much and the children are wearing such lovely clothes……i remember looking at the pictures for hours. its so nice to look back and see that i was already being inspired as a 4 year old.

Scraps 1st Day at Neighbourgoods Market

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our chalkboard sign

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Marc’s bicycle wheel washing line rail, with recycled everything hanging!

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Our stall… come visit us at the Neighbourgoods Market

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All those beautiful boys.

Ethan wears cord pants made from Marc’s old cord pants, Marc still has shorts from them. ( I must get a picture of them wearing them at the same time.)
Ethan’s crab print top is also a scraps item.

Autumn, nearly winter now……Scraps in the sun.

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paulie wears black skinny jeans with stitch detail on pocket, and a bright scraps belt. hoodie with block design.

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paulie wears black skinny jeans with stitch detail on pocket, and a bright scraps belt. hoodie with block design. ethan wears a hoodie with scissor design and ‘little boy blue’ shorts.

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paulie wears black skinny jeans with stitch detail on pocket, and a bright scraps belt. hoodie with block design.

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ethan wears a hoodie with scissor design and ‘little boy blue’ shorts.

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ethan wears a hoodie with scissor design and ‘little boy blue’ shorts.

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paulie wears black skinny jeans with stitch detail on pocket, and a bright scraps belt. hoodie with block design. ethan wears a hoodie with scissor design and ‘little boy blue’ shorts.

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ethan wears a hoodie with scissor design and ‘little boy blue’ shorts.