Saturday 29 December 2018

It's a Sprocket!

Hello friends

Blog posts are a little erratic at the moment,
it's that time of year when never quite sure what day it is
and thrown into the mix is going to work too.

Today I thought I would share with you details of my best 
Christmas pressie - a Sprocket!
My parents and boys bought this for me and it is 
a mini printer that bluetooth's to your phone.

Made by HP (they don't know I'm doing this plug for them by the way!) 
it uses special Zink photo paper (sort of a bit like the old Polaroid)
and prints 2 x 3 inch photos which are perfect for my memory jar.

I started my memory jar in January 2016,
I had seen these pop up on Pinterest and you can buy them 
but I thought why not use any jar?
I had a preserve jar and liked the fact that it was fairly wide.
Admittedly I didn't go too mad with the decorating, just a piece of ribbon!

I knew I had to keep it simple otherwise I would never maintain it 
so I chose to print photos of occasions and write a little message
on the reverse of each one.

I selected events that meant something to me, whether they be good or bad
(but I stuck with mostly good!)
As the year went on I really got into the swing of it.
The boys, friends, cinema trips, holiday, hospital (!), Bella - of course!
This is just some from my jar.

Here's 2018, I've still got a few more to print...

and my Sprocket is at the ready!

I'm continuing in 2019 and you never know I may even decorate the jar,
or possibly at this rate, use a larger one.
 Perhaps I may have inspired you to start a jar...?

Take care friends, hope you are having a restful
Chrismassy bit in the middle.


Michelle S said...

Amazing, I love it and I might even have a go myself. Will have a look at the little HP gadget too. Such a fab idea. So happy to have shared in some of your memories too. Here's to plenty more in 2019 lovely lady xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
The only HP that I can cope with is sauce lol!
Lovely to have all your memories in a jar too, it will make it easier for the boys to measure their lives.
Hope all is well with Mum!
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

What a neat little printer My HP printer (no plug intended) links to my printer and it’s great fun printing direct from your phone isn’t it. I used to do 6x4 photo albums as a journal of events throughout the year I really ought to reinstate that or create a jar
BTW your Christmas festivities looked lovely

karenlotty said...

I meant it links to my phone!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What a fantastic little 'piece of kit', and a fabulous idea, I remember you starting this memory jar. I have been promising to start Scrapbooking for a couple of years now and I still haven't started yet, I really must !! I admit there are far too many things I want to do, and so little time to do them aaaahhhhhhh haha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx said...

Morning Christine.
Wow what a great gift, have lots of fun.
Take care Kitty.

hazel young said...

It looks an amazing product. Sure your jar will be overflowing pretty soon. Enjoy xx Hazel

Chris said...

Hi Christine
That’s such a great idea, I think there might be some Memory Jars started in 2019. I still like to look at real photos, although they are mostly kept on phones and computers nowadays.
Have a lovely day,
Chris xx

CraftyCoffey said...

The memory jar is looking nice & full. The printer looks great-I might have to hint about needing one of those!


Betty McAlister said...

Hi Christine. Such a great idea. I love real photos but never seem to get around to putting them into a photo album nowadays. This would be a lovely way to keep the special ones close. Xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine a lovely gift you had there I am sure you will have lots of use out of it .
As you may remember I am an avid Scrapbooker ,an important part of our heritage to be handed down in generations to come .
Your Memory jar sounds perfect for those who have little time and want to save keepsakes .

Hope your Mum is feeling better .
Take care
Elaine H X

Brenda said...

Hello Christine, Love the idea of your memory jar, I’m very tempted to start one!
I think all of us would love one of those little HP printers, what a fantastic present. Love Brenda XX

Jean Eve said...

Hello Christine, how lovely to keep all your memories close at hand.Hope the New Year brings health & happiness to you & your family.Much love, cheers Jean xxxx

Sue Jones said...

I have been looking at those printers and it is my Birthday in January ;)
Love your memory jar x

Craftychris said...

Love your memory jar! I must have a peek at the sprocket. xxxxx

Tina Ashton said...

What a smashing gift! Love it. I really love the memory jar idea. A friend does it using just scribbles on scraps of paper, then she really enjoys emptying it at the year end and reading about the wonderful year she had! It was good to be a part of your 2018 memories xx

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