Joe is off school today feeling ‘flollopy’- which is our family term for when you are feeling a bit nauseous and listless.

He (of course) perked up enormously once the decision to keep him off school had been made. 

Thus losing me yet another mornings work.

When will I ever achieve anything? Will I ever have enough to display?

I did however, manage to do a bit of cutting and sticking alongside Joe who stopped ‘flollopying’ for long enough to make a moon buggy out of a plastic box and a cork. 

This is my fashion ideas scrapbook. I bought an enormous, falling apart atlas at a carboot sale for next to nothing in the summer and have been sticking ideas in it as and when I remember or get the chance.

You have already seen my general scrapbook here- which is truly one of my very favourite things.

I’m hoping this clothing scrapbook will inspire me to customise my clothes and dress like a creative, inspiring textile designer and not like a slummy mummy.

Although, it has failed miserably today. For I have dressed purely with the practicalities of looking after a ‘flollopy’ 6 year old in mind…




7 Responses to “Flollopy”

  1. Lucy Locket-Pocket Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I love your general scrapbook – I haven’t made one since just before we bought our first house 11 years ago although I did spend last summer cutting up all my Country Living magazines and saving my favourite bits. But as you mentioned in your general scrapbook post, knowing where your idea/design starts and someone elses ends is a really tricky subject – especially for an aspiring “designer of my own stuff” like me (i.e. I don’t think I can design anything yet!!!)

    Lucy x

    P.S. hope the flollopy boy gets well quickly!

  2. Ali Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I have a ‘cool clothing’ collage on the inside of my wardrobe door to imspire me to dress a bit less scuzzily. I buy nice clothes, honest. They just somehow transform themselves to grunge while sitting in the cupboard. It’s a mystery how.

  3. Dad Says:
    March 7th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I hope Joe is feeling better this morning Janet.

  4. leanne beasley Says:
    March 7th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Have had a 6 year old home from school this week too. Yes, funny how once you decide school is out for the day (and so is your work) they pick up!

  5. monica Says:
    March 10th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    I love scrapbook. I don’t have one for clothes… (although I might start one now…)but I have a similar one to yours for inspiration.

    And yes it would be one of the things I’d grab out of my room if there was a fire. Right after my sewing machine and fabric.

  6. Cherri House Says:
    March 12th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    What a beautiful book, a wonderful example of the best kind of recycling, and a unique creation… what a good idea! If I could roll back the clock I’d trade all that I own to care for a flollopy little one again. I still call my Mom when I’m feeling sick, I say “mom I’m sick”. I don’t know what I expect her to do, but it just feels better knowing that she knows.

  7. Another lucky find Says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 10:32 am

    […] from my fashion scrapbook and most likely a Country Living […]

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