Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Mini album ornament

0611 mini album ornament
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A little while ago I signed up for this (closed) swap and while I've been doing all sorts of work and other commitments, it's been simmering. I need to make ten mailable ornaments, and at the moment this is my plan, an adaptation of the accordion mini album Carrie Utley of Chatterbox Inc taught on the weekend.

The scrapbooking shop didn't have any Chatterbox Christmas papers (sorry, Carrie!), but these deeee-licious Basic Grey ones were growing legs and running out the door (you think I'm joking? They had 1/3 less of them than they did on the weekend). They're from two lines called Dasher and Fruitcake.

So while I can sew or quilt or do any one of a number of things, I like the idea of this little album with pages pretty enough to leave as they are - or else you can paste in pictures of your best beloveds. It would be rather nice each Christmas to pull out the album as you're decorating and see those special faces.

It was so much fun to just be able to get off the deadline treadmill for an evening and fiddle around with papers and adhesives and make this prototype. I was almost whistling a happy tune.

PS. for those who know today was Melbourne Cup day, my nags in the office sweep were as usual called Glue Factory and Dogfood, and performed accordingly.

1 comment:

Linda said...

great idea! they look really cute.