I made this for a personal swap, it is the second fabric book of whimsy I have made. This is #2 which I made for Lindy after she saw one I made for Mamaphunk in the JOWVII swap, and is titled "Into Every Life Some Whimsy Must Fall."
I have totally fallen in love with making fabric books and the potential each page has to get your creativity going. I start with making the basic book out of fabric and then I just go from there with no set plan I make it up as I go. I find it is great to do a page and get my creativity going and then either do another page or set it aside and work on something else for awhile. I have to say also its a very forgiving medium and easy to cover up any mistakes you make. I had such a blast making this one!
Basically I came up with the Whimsy book as a way of organizing and displaying lovely whimsy trinkets until you need/want to use them for a project. A lot of the decorations in the book are removable and are meant to be so. There are also pockets to store other Whimsies as well.
The big crystal drops at the end of the sliver rain lines and the sparkly dots on the front page are removable. The cloud and words are not.
Page 2 & 3: All the "fruit" which are the purple and white beads and little gold hearts are removable, as are the buttons that make up the trunk of the tree, the silver butterfly, the owl pin, and a little monkey (not pictured here but was added later). The embroidered outline of the trunk, the green leaves in the tree, and the grass on the ground are all perm and non removable.
Page 4 & 5
Yeah the Fishy is a little needlebook here is a better close up:
Page 7 is actually fabric patches that I printed on from my computer they can be pulled out for sewing projects Lindy has. I just used some double sided tape to keep them in position until she is ready to use them.
Backcover: The sun in the corner hides a circular binder ring which can be opened to take off the rainbow strands of beads.
Thanks for looking!