Because today is Valentine's day, it seems like a good time to show you one of my recent creations.
Many years ago, when my husband (who I was then dating) had to leave town to do study, he wrote me every day and I have kept the letters all these years. I decided they should have a nice place to be stored so here is what I made.
It is a series of six folders laced together on the side and bound with seam binding. I added a charm and a key to the side and this is what they look like inside....
The old letters are stored in the flaps and I have added photos throughout of us when we were young. I made a tiny envelope and inside I have written a little note about the album.
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We found this beautiful piece of architecture in our garden and were so glad to see that Ben's hair has been put to good use. After all he has loads of it to share!! So if you know of any little birdies needing a lovely warm lining for their nests....just send them in his direction. He will be very glad to be helpful :)))
My post heading is very apt today as it has certainly been a while since I have posted much. I am still around and still creating although not too much in the way of stitching but some cards and mini albums.
You wouldn't believe how long it has taken me to finally finish this tiny little thing I am about to show you today....simply ages!! Why?? I don't know, I had all sorts of dramas with it making mistake after mistake... I know, you couldn't get much more simple than this but actually, this one was my second attempt, the first one, just when I thought I was cruising along nicely I found I had made a mistake with my counting and the stitching was way too fine to try and unpick so it was easier to just start over. Does that ever happen to you or is it just me??
Anyway, today was the day to finally get it finished and out of the way!! I admit to going a bit overboard with the 'ageing' but I like that very aged look so gave it a good squirt. I added a rusty pin and some tiny old buttons and some trim to complete the look and it now looks as though it has been around for years and years. It is really quite small only measuring 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Oh, and I forgot to mention, it is Blackbird Designs Basket of Memories.
I have also recently completed a few mini albums and I am really enjoying learning how to make these. The photo below is one I have made recently and added some tiny photos of my son's wedding. I have more I have made but will leave those for another day.
So you see, I have been creating and have spread my wings a little and tried to learn something new and I am really enjoying to process.
My shadow, Ben, still loves to be with me while I play in my craft room. He is great company and I run things past him so he can give me his expert opinion :)) I tell him everything I am doing and he usually agrees with me. He is becoming a little whiter around his beautiful face these days and will be turning seven years old this April. Can you wait here while I just go outside and see if I can take a photo of him....he hasn't had a photo here in a while....
I'm back...here he is....still as handsome as ever. I love that boy!!
Okay, well that is about it for me for this post. If anyone is still out there (after all this time) thanks so much for visiting us and from "Just Me and My Shadow"....signing out!!!