A title taken from the well known track by The Clash . . . . perfect for this LO of Joe that I did for the weekly challenge on UKS. Niki set the challenge and part of the criteria was to scrap something that has happened recently, within the last month. These pics couldn’t be any more recent . . . they were taken on the day the challenge was set. Joe reading over his Leaving Cert (The Irish equivalent to A Levels) results and trying to decide what his next should be. He is only 17 so quite young to be going to University although he was offered a place at NUI Galway to study Science with a specialist subject. We gave him all the support he needed to make his choice and after a few days of stress and indecisive dithering he made the choice not to take up the offer but to stay back and resit to improve some of his grades and head to university next year. It was a relief for me . . . . Im not quite ready to have my baby move out just yet (will I ever be ?? . . . lol) He is a bright and sensible boy and I think he has made the right choice.
Other criteria for the challenge was to use sewing, tearing and ribbon. All of these are evident on my LO. I stitched on tags that I had made as well as round the edges of the page. The various ‘hidden’ tags hold the journaling which tells the full story behind Joe sitting the Leaving Cert at 17.
I drew round the flat alpha stickers to make them ‘pop’ and highlighted the 17 on the ruler to indict the age of Joe.
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