Thursday, October 17, 2013

A day in the life of my brain...

Today I woke up with every intention of starting a baby album for my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first child. The baby's room is all Victorian and pink and brown.. and honestly I am just not a "frilly girl" type.. but I sure think I became one today. Having 3 sons, i find that i work a lot more with the rough and tumble theme, but i had fun today. Again, i started out with a baby album in mind, and had everything laid out to get going and then.. my brain decided to take a detour.
  I found some amazing "fabric Paper" and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am fabric illiterate, but this paper was just too cool and was perfect.. plus it was on clearance:) which is always good... In the corner of my work area, was this old mail sorter that caught my eye so I decided to grab it and see what I could do with it. I had to first cut paper patterns cause the thought of taking it all apart to cover only made me believe that I would forget how to put it back together later. I used scratch paper to build a pattern and pre-cut all the pieces.

Before I knew it, I was head on into this project.. Once I got the piece covered, I added some lace and ribbon, and a few paper leaves and shabby flowers and wala... Something Magical.
Now granted.. the slots are thin, but i think it will work out OK.. they are big enough for small wipe containers and a few diapers.. and who knows maybe they will hang on to it for when she is older and she can fill it with love notes or nick knacks someday.. either way... i enjoyed making it. Don't get me wrong I am going to be building a baby album in the near future, but for right now I think this is a pretty cute creation. Thanks for stopping by.

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