Friday, July 27, 2012

Good Things Come In Small Packages

 I promised to share what was in the mystery package, so here goes. As you can see, the tag was added after I took the photo I posted, so as not to ruin the surprise. Funnily enough, Carol commented on that post and I had a giggle, knowing who this gift was destined for.

I sewed her a journal. The fabric print is Viewmaster slides. I love them-being a child of the '70's, I grew up with them and my grandparents would travel and bring home touristy slides for me. My favourite one was from Carlsbad Caverns. 

Anyway, when I saw this fabric online, it was only available from Japan, so I ordered a yard. Then the earthquake hit Japan and we all know what happened there. It wasn't till days later that I remembered that I had a parcel coming from Japan and wondered if the person sending it was okay. Turns out she was and about 2 weeks later, my ordered arrived safe and sound.

When I was choosing fabric for Carol's journal, I looked at my stash and thought "What looks like Carol?" and this is the one that jumped out at me. 
Carol is the epitome of FUN.

Carol's journal a chunky monkey. I created 3 signatures of about 10 pages each, so there's lots of room for her to get creative. It's 4x6 so it's small enough to travel around in her purse, so it will be handy for sudden flashes of inspiration.

Here's a peek at some of the pages. I made them from a combination of scrapbook papers from my stash (I'm a bit of a paper monger) and various pages from art magazines. I also added in some security envelopes (for the windows) and other bits and pieces I had lying around. What I love about making these kind of journals is that you can use up all the cool little bits lying around on your desk. I also added some small snippets of my art. Carol posted about it here.

Tomorrow I'll tell you all about the Al Fresco dinner that I went to last night. It was fabulous, as always.

And one more thing: THE OLYMPICS START TODAY!!
I am *SO* excited, I can hardly stand it! Only a few more hours to go!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an incredible journal!! What a wonderful gift!! I can tell you had a great time making it for Carol. Fun, fun, fun!!

Enjoy the Olympics...we'll be watching the opening ceremonies ourselves this evening!