--- A Fabric Book ---
of a sort
I've wanted, for such a long time, to create a fabric book ... of a sort. I've been inspired by so many that I've seen. So I finally set my mind to come up with a style of book that appeals to me. Most I've seen are a soft, somewhat flimsy style. While I love them made by others, I am not inspired to make one myself. I finally looked to my love of scrapbooking for inspiration and, by george, I think I've come up with a style that will keep me inspired to continue adding pages when the inspiration strikes.
I went to Hobby Lobby in search of a "book" to start with. I decided on this one.
I did not save the paper sleeve it came with, so, sadly I cannot report the make and model of this book.
I "thought" originally I'd be able to stitch the fabric pages right to the paper pages without taking the book apart. Nope, that didn't work. So, apart the book had to come. It has lined craft pages, photo pages and pocket pages.
I'm working with the lined craft pages and discarding the photo and pocket pages.
I'm not really discarding them, just not planning on using them.
I haven't decided how I want the cover to look, so I'll wait for inspiration on that. In the meantime, I've started on the pages. Page 1 it seemed appropriate to dedicate my first book to the two people in my life who most influenced my love of stitching and crafting.
From there, my fabric pages will just be whatever I'm inspired to create. Sometimes the page will have a special memory or meaning to me, and other times it will just be something I like to look at.
The child image is from Lisa's Altered Art but this little darlin' triggers memories for me. I have continually attempted to add her to a postcard, but then I want to keep the postcard...and I already have too many postcards. Now that she's in my fabric book I'm completely satisfied.
This is a card I found that I very much enjoy looking at. I printed it to fabric, added the words at the top and quilted it.
And so, this is how my fabric book will progress. At least I hope it will continue to progress. It kind of feels like scrapbooking without the pressure of keeping up with the time frame of life. Now THAT, I like!
And... now that "Little Darlin" is in my fabric book, I was, without hesitation, finally able to add her to a postcard. She's tired of me and yearns to go on a postal journey. Does her sweetness and innocence appeal to you?
Page 4 is calling to me....off I go.