The Last Threads of Winter : Seth Apter Inspired Mini Album

Daffodils and Snow


I woke up this morning to a dusting of snow on the ground but on the bright side, the have yellow daffodils in our yard have bloomed. I am excited for the rest of the colorful blooms to emerge.  A lot of people have shared pictures of snow drops and I think that I would love to add some of those to my yard.  It is the time of year when I start thinking about what I would like to add to my garden but my space is still somewhat small. Fruit seems like the logical choice because that is what we eat the most during the summer but the bugs are something awful.



I have a decent amount of strawberries and blackberries but they never seem to come in at once. I get a few each day, just enough to pop in my mouth while I am picking them. Someone recently suggested that instead of eating them, I should freeze them and eventually I will have enough to make a smoothie or pie. I am looking forward to giving this a try so that I can actually enjoy the fruits of my labor. My blueberry bushes had only a few blueberries last year so I need to figure why they are not producing. Fruit can certainly be tricky to grow. Any tips would be appreciated!


Creating the Layouts


I created a few more pages in my Seth Apter inspired journal. The background book paper has been stained with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. A few scraps of paper, gesso and paint have been added. I stamped a checkered stamp in the background before layering my PA Seth Apter stamps. Thread and splattered gesso were added for texture.


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Valentine’s and Snow Days

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The Butterflies Within My Eyes

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Tea Day

I am joining the T ladies and Elizabeth and Bleubeard with a drink inspired post. I don’t have any new teas that I am drinking so I am sharing a tea on my wish list. This Peachy Keen by Tiesta Tea looks delicious. Maybe sometime I will get to give it a try and share how it tastes. But for now, just a yummy sounding tea to inspire you.

Happy Tea Day,



19 thoughts on “The Last Threads of Winter : Seth Apter Inspired Mini Album”

  • I think that you have to add an acid to the ground for blueberries I know the ph usually needs adjusting.
    love your journal-and great idea to freeze your fruit as you get it if you just get a few at a atime
    Happy T wishes Kathy

  • Your journal page is gorgeous, Kate. The mini album is coming along nicely.

    I don’t have blueberries, but I have blackberries. You have to cut the vines back in autumn for them to produce well in spring and summer. That’s what I found out in the four years I’ve had my blackberries at least.

    Your wish list tea looks absolutely gorgeous. I think I would like to try it, too. Thanks for sharing this tea and your art with us for T this Tuesday. I hope the tea becomes a reality for you soon, dear.

  • Its a beautiful page spread in your mini album Kate. , a wonderful vintage look and super details.
    Its good to see the spring flowers coming into bloom in our gardens,.
    I smiled when I read you picked and ate the summer fruits, its such a temptation when they are so fresh and delicious..
    Happy T day wishes Kate, the brand of tea you shared sounds lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  • Happy T day Kate. This page is great. Those threads really elevate it from pretty to really pretty. Hope you have a happy T day and that everyone is back to being healthy. Hugs-Erika.

  • that is a fabulous rich looking page Kate loaded with yummy textures! My neighbor has many raspberry bushes so during the season we all get to enjoy them and i can’t wait. They’re so expensive to buy in a grocery store. Happy T day!

  • I’m inspired by your layering and am impressed by your composition in this piece. I don’t have enough sun on my patio to grow fruit, so I’m thinking I’d be grateful for just the few at a time as I picked them lol Happy T Tuesday!

  • Beautiful page! I love the text of the book page showing through the gorgeous colours, it’s a beautiful backdrop to those lovely layers that you created – perfect 😁. Growing fruit is new to us too, we have apple trees which we planted last year, we are hoping to get more than the one apple we got of each tree last year …lol 😉.. Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  • Your journal pages are amazing Kate! Love the background .. so much detail .. and the colours are wonderfully grungy and gorgeous to boot!!
    We have some fruit trees and a walnut tree in our yard but, unfortunately, the birds have discovered them and all the fruit was ruined this year. We don’t even have any walnuts. The cockatoos have destroyed the lot. Wouldn’t mind so much if they would eat them but they just pick at them and drop them to the ground so they don’t even have the chance to grow and ripen. Such a shame. Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  • Your page certainly captures the last threads of winter. Chilly winds, a dusting of snow, a bit of ice, mud, and peeking through a glimpse of a flower. I’m not much of a gardener, but I’ve read fruit trees/bushes/patches take a good 2 to 3 years before they start producing. I had a small strawberry patch, but the only ones that enjoyed it were the chipmunks. Those little buggers would nibble the back of the berries. One bite out of each berry was taken. From the front, the berries would look like perfection. I ripped the strawberry patch out. I hope you have better luck with your berries. Happy T Day.

  • What a gorgeous page. Yes, the last threads of winter. I can’t wait until they’ve gone.
    I hope you’ve all recovered from last week’s bug.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  • Your journal pages are a joy to behold! always love to see your gorgeous pages full of texture and surprises…. and peachy keen tea sounds pretty fabulous too! happy belated T day!

  • I love your journal page Kate – I think I need to spend some more money too…hee,hee! Sorry I can’t help with advice on your fruit – I have only ever grown Raspberries, Blackberries and Blackcurrants, all of which you just cut back hard and then wait!!!
    I love the name of our Wish List tea – we have a World Buffet restaurant of that name in the city! Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  • Hi Kate, a bit late visiting been commenting between jobs! I love your journal, lovely earth colours with so much texture.
    I love blackberry and apple pie but we don’t see blackberries over here, only a few imported that cost a fortune, the same with blueberries.
    Our GS is like you he eats them before anyone else gets a chance to pick them
    Have a great weekend, Jan x

  • Fabulous Seth Apter inspired pages, Kate! I haven’t tried his style yet, but I’m intrigued.

    Sorry to be so late to tea. We’ve been cruising 🙂

    Belated Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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