I've watched WM from afar and admired their sustained creativity but the celebration has finally given me the impetus to use a couple of their older prompts and some of my older Counterfeit Kits to make a dent in my photos.
I had visited Stockholm's Skansen 30 years earlier so it was fun to re-visit in 2013 with Hubby. Not a huge amount had changed (well open-air museums don't do they?!), but there were living history guides to explain the exhibits and demonstrate skills which made the day really interesting.
I particularly loved the house on stilts ... which would be at snow-level in the winter!
I find DLOs are a great way to combine a bunch of un-related photos from a day out. Those ice-cream spoons didn't deserve their own page, but they still make me smile so I wanted them in the album somewhere! I took loads more photos of course and I've scrapped some of the animals we saw in the zoo section here.
Another half-finished CKCB kit got a final pounding for WM#136 Inspired by Woodgrain as I scrapped another open-air museum we'd visited. This one, Vallby, was on the outskirts of the town where I lived in Sweden and I remember going there around the mid-summer celebrations which are a BIG thing in Scandinavia. Nothing quite so exciting this time, but we still enjoyed seeing the various buildings and listening to the living history guides.
I didn't have a lot of paper left from this kit, so I've had to get creative with a border punch and paper strips.
Plenty of woodgrain in those photos - I'd been fascinated by all the fencing methods too!
See that wooden board on the bed ... it's the bed-bug remover! During the day, they would hide in the holes drilled into its surface and they would then be killed by holding the board over a fire - yuk! I get itchy just thinking about it :-(