|Yes, the angle makes it look lopsided but it IS straight!|
|Sample page - unfinshed|
This is an idea for making something useful and also using fabric and paper craft scraps we have lying around. Mine is entitled 'Be of Good Cheer', but of course, you can call yours whatever your choose.
If you are like me, you come across beautifully uplifting poetry, cheering pictures and images, and inspirational bible verses or quotes. Wouldn't it be nice to have a little book to collect them all together? With a decorated cover, you could keep it on view, easy to hand. When days are dark and wintry - or you are feeling a little despondent, you can take a dose of instant cheerfulness simply by perusing its pages.
You can use any notebook you like, but hardback is best. Mine is feint-lined A5 size.
So I hope that you will excuse the poor quality of some of the images, (The light - and my photographic skills, are poor today) and have fun 'making over' your plain book
Before you stick the fabric over the spine, glue a sheet of paper onto the front and back cover. I had some shiny red paper in my stash, so I used that.
Do you have any ribbon lying around? You can glue it down over the edge of the fabric on the front cover. Now you can play around with your pretty embellishments until you are happy. Stick them down well. PLEASE do not worry if your book looks somewhat amateur. You are using up all sorts of leftovers and it probably will look amateur. As long as it makes you smile - then it is perfect
Use any embellishments, images, card toppers, you may have left over from projects, to pretty up some of the inside pages. If you are feeling very energetic, you can colour borders on the pages too.
REMEMBER, ladies. You cannot use images that do not make you smile, just for the sake of using them up.
Now, all that is left to do, is to begin filling your book with all sorts of cheerfulnesses. If you make a mistake when writing out a verse or something, don't worry. You can carefully remove the page, or just stick an embellishment, or image over it and no one will be any the wiser.
Have a cheerful day, ladies
Do any of you have something like this passed down from your mothers or grandmothers? I would love to know