After a long and rainy weekend with not a whole lot to do, I finally found a project! Yea! I had forgotten about this little 6x6 scrapbook I'd bought at Hobby Lobby. (Bonus: It was in the clearance aisle!)
For sometime now, I have wanted a little booklet to document embroidery projects. A place to keep track of what DMC colors I used with certain patterns and fabrics, and a place for fabric scraps and embroidery patterns.
One of the decorating ideas I had for this plain, gingham scrapbook, was to put a strip of vintage material down the side. But I didn't want to cut up any of my fruity, vintage tea towels to do so. Frustrated, I put the book in a drawer and forgot about it for awhile.
Last week I was digging through a box of craft goodies that had spent the winter in the shed. I found a little sundress that I'd picked up at a garage sale for a dollar and a little light bulb went on. I'll use it on the embroidery scrapbook!
But today as I was standing there, scissors in hand and ready to cut, I just couldn't do it. I have a soft spot for adorable little dresses and this one is cute. So I did the next best thing I could think of. I color copied the dress at 75%, colored the fruits a little darker with colored pencils (because photocopies never turn out color perfect), then cut out the fruits.
I glued them onto a strip of paper and attached it to the book. Now for some ric-rack! I had to hot glue the ric-rack to get it to stay put.
I added a few red buttons.
Now I have a place to keep everything. It's not completely finished, there are some little finishing touches I'd like to add.
Have a Happy Day!