if you have followed me for very long, or even had a class w/ me, it won't be a surprise to you that i kinda wing it! i don't really like to measure stuff... i just kinda go for it, and then make little adjustments along the way... well, today's episode of 'create to remeber' is just that... a prime example of my impatience and much-too-easy-going approach! you will just have to laugh at me as you watch today...
the project concept is a great one- creating a fabric cover for a quick and easy mini. canvas and burlap are so hot right now, and when you mix them with the mists, and paitns and other mixed media options, the possibilities are endless! this book shown above has been adorned with mistable scallop ribbons and flower from the 'Mistable' line by Pink Paislee. i used several different colors of mist: Trunk Bay, Aquamairne, Dragon Fly and Mallard to create a very summery vibe on the front of this book! i show off a couple other ideas including a camoflauge camp book i made with the young women in my church as a summer camp journal. All the girls ages 12-18 were able to sew and stamp their own and they loved the creative process!
i also talk about my quick process for making the 'guts' of the book by cutting a variety of papers down to 6x12 and folding in 1/2 and sewing down the center--i love to mix in tags, page protectors and other bits and pieces for a really unique mini.
check it out... and you will know what i mean when i tell you that measuring is NEVER a waste of time! i wish i would take my own advice!!