Sunday, 1 March 2009


Help! I can't believe I've been talked in to this. My life is far too boring to Blog, no one will be interested in me or my scrapbooking, my family WILL NOT want their names/photos on the web, I don't have a clue what I'm doing... and now that I've run out of excuses I don't really know where to begin...

So I shall start at the beginning...

Once upon a time (too) many years ago there was a girl who was given a box of paper offcuts to draw on by her Grandma. The girl looked at the paper, at the different sizes, and colours, and shapes and she found that the paper was GOOD. Although it took many years to draw on all the pieces of paper (really bad drawings) those pieces of paper were lovingly stacked and re-stacked, sorted and re-sorted over and over again. A life long love of all things papery was born.

Years passed. School and college followed. The love of paper moved on to patterned writing paper, printed notebooks, coloured A4, and still the girl found that paper was GOOD.

Then came THE JOB. In information. Surrounded by paper (no interweb yet!) and easy access to THE STATIONERY CUPBOARD - Mmmm! Whilst doing THE JOB the girl met and married Mr. Moonshine, and, as night follows day along came Moonshines Major and Minor. And THE JOB was no more.

The WILDERNESS YEARS followed, no time, no money, no inclination (too busy/happy raising the tiny Moonshines - bless 'em). 2002 brought THE RETURN TO WORK. Plenty of money, absolutely no time and no will to live - followed in 2004 by THE RESIGNATION and long slow return to sanity, peace and harmony.

Then in May 2008 the girl (Ha! who am I kidding, I'm past 40! - but I'll run with it for the sake of the narrative...) - the girl bought, on impulse, a copy of PaperCraft Inspirations with the intention of trying some card making; an article on scrapping your wedding plans and an ad for Scrapbook Inspirations and the girl was HOOKED.

And the rest will be the Moonshine Family History...


  1. Great start to the blog. I knew a little girl who used to make paper food with a friend and decorate plates. From such a small beginning a love of all things paper began. It was interesting to read how your scrapbooking began. Keep it up. I'm looking forward to reading more.

  2. What a lovely start to a blog. A tear to the eye and a lump in the throat for all those 'older' people who cast their minds back and remember their own first meetings with paper. For me it was probably colouring doilies to be used in the Guest House dining room. I'll be following your exploits with the use of'Magnificent Paper'. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

  3. My sister used to spend a lot of time, and no doubt, money buying diffrent colour writing paper and matching envelopes from the local stationary/book shop. Will follow your blog with interst. I bet it was also a wicked, older sister who suggested you should start a blog!


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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