Normally I think the days go by fast and I’m lucky if I get everything done in one day that I plan to. Today however, the day seemed to go by fairly slowly. After cleaning the house and doing some dishes, I had some time free for crafty/creative stuff 🙂 So I worked on some more journal pages, started pages for a new mini book, and did some yarn spinning. Not a bad day 😉
First, the journal page I finished today:
I found this picture of our dog today from when she was a puppy, and thought it went well with the colors on the page. Then I had fun looking through all my extra paper bits and pieces for things to add to the page. I finished it off with some small details with a micron pen and a bit more paint. I may still add something on the twill tape tho, it looks a little bare….
Some more pages in progress:
I also worked on pages for a new mini book inspired by this mini album tutorial by Celine Navarro. I picked up an old sewing pattern at the thrift store the other day for $1 and sewed multiple sheets together to make strong pages. Then today I used some stencils and paint to add some color. I still haven’t decided what I want to use for the cover, Celine used corrugated cardboard which I love, but don’t have. I do have some fabrics that would go well with the colors on the pages, or I might use chipboard.
There are 2 signatures, 3 pages each, for a total of 24 sides front and back. I’m thinking of using this mini book for a simple photo album, or for favorite quotes. After, of course, I figure out what kind of cover I want to use 😉
In between pages I also spun some singles for yarn today, working with some merino wool and a simple spindle.
Had some curious kitty help for a bit too, it seems that anything spinning and near the floor is fair game for some investigation. But I was able to distract him with some scrap yarn and soon after he fell asleep, so I could spin without worrying about clunking him in the head with the spindle.
Thanks for stopping by!