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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another “Book” and An Ageless Skirt

It’s funny, I had intended to post this sooner, but every time I sat down to type I went blank for some reason.  Maybe it has something to do with the weather.  Hard to think when it is just so darn hot.  I suppose I could have just posted the photos and left it at that, but I am so not a Wordless Wednesday kind of person.
Anyway, I decided to do some more crafting with old hardcover books again (see To Mothers and Good Literature).  This one I actually read before cutting into it, it wasn’t good. 
I decided to turn it into a notebook, or I guess notepad is more precise.  After gutting the book, I cut some plain white paper to the right size and punched holes in the top and tied with ribbon.  The ribbon is attached to the cover with a very strong glue.  This makes the “notebook” pretty and refillable.
While I was at it I also made a couple of mini pads with some of my paper scraps.  Just bundle them up with a cardboard backing, fold the back over the top, then stitch across the top to finish.  They’re small enough to fit in my pocket while the book is small enough for my purse.
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For the next project, I had some pink fabric leftover from one of my dresses and thought is would be perfect for a skirt for my niece.  The neat thing about this skirt is she may never outgrow it.  The elastic waistband fits her fine, but it stretches enough to fit me too.  It is a pretty long skirt, but if it gets too short for her the tucks along the hem can be undone to add a few more inches.  Now the only problem is what to do when in a few years she decides she doesn’t like it anymore.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Notebooks
  • Little skirt
  • Red dress
  • Red purse
  • wallets
  • Tiny wreaths
  • Stockings
  • Ornaments
  • Trees
  • Doll makeover
Two down, eight more to go.  The next couple of projects will be up by Friday.

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