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goofball
« on: December 22, 2008 10:07:49 AM »

My husband's grandma asked for a scrapbook for christmas.  Bookbinding is my "thing" lately so of course I couldn't just buy one, I had to MAKE one.

Please excuse the clutter...I'm too busy to stage photos, lol, so you get to see the complete and utter chaos huge giant mess er, slight clutter that is my typical working environment.  I'm sure NOBODY here can relate.   Wink



She loves flowers, and it just happened that I was nearly finished with my first embroidery project since childhood - a little grouping of flowers.  Her favorite color is pink, and the rest just kinda flowed from there.




The lace on this is actually vintage lace I inherited from MY grandma, but the ribbon and pink cording are new.

I used standard scrapbooking refills and sized everything from there.  I used 2 layers of bamboo batting under the fabric on the front and one layer on the back, so it's nice and soft feeling.  The hinges are reinforced with ripstop nylon bonded between the layers of binder board - each cover is 2 layers of .6 binder board I layered together with the grains crossing, so it's pretty dang rugged.  Smiley  And I used a LOT of E6000.  :lol:

Awaiting the embroidery.  I set that in last, I was afraid I'd get it grubby somehow as I worked on the rest of it.


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Posts and pages came from the craft store.  Went pretty fast if you don't count the embroidery time.
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rileyartie
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008 07:58:17 PM »

I love how you mixed the vintage lace with newer materials. Of course it makes it extra special that the lace was your Grandmother's.

I'm sure she will love it.
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