Skip to content
August 14, 2012 / dottybelle

Why I love to Scrapbook

I’m an impatient person. I easily get bored and distracted and when that happens I find it very difficult to get stuck back in to a task with enthusiasm (in case my boss is reading, at work it’s a whole different story!).

Creating a scrap page takes me around 1-2 hours, so there’s less chance of me leaving a job half done and at the end I get to look at and appreciate my work, which will hopefully last a life time. There’s also the hope that any little people who may come along will also cherish the pages, and maybe even their little people too. I love old things and if I were to see a scrapbook made years ago by any of my relatives my heart would skip a beat. Scrapbooks weren’t too big a few years ago, but for our grand children or great grand children, who knows what our generation of crafters will leave behind? Even if I saw a total stranger’s scrapbook I’d find it absolutely fascinating.

I tend to create pages using photos that make me remember special memories (I think that may be the whole point) and so for the time I’m working with them it’s like I’m in a bubble of loveliness and gratitude.

Then there’s the beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments, exquisite things that make me glow inside. To me these things I play with are art and you don’t see them around on a normal day.

Finally, and this is what psychologists say is the good thing behind any hobby; you become engrossed in the task. Designing, methodically gluing and placing. It uses a humans simple skills and shuts the rest of the world out.

As my boss would tell you however, I love to order stationary. So perhaps that’s the real reason after all!

A tiny selection of my beautiful ribbons.


Leave a Comment
  1. lvloves / Aug 14 2012 11:55 pm

    This is so lovely! I would love to see some of your books. So nice to have a hobby offline too in a world of online hobbies, just nicer to have something to treasure. X

    • dottybelle / Aug 29 2012 6:02 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I’d love to show you. Most are in the loft at the moment(!) unfortunately, but one day they’ll be dug out 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: