Well first... how do you like my title header up there? I am learning to do these "IT" things and so far..so good! Now.. on to the my excitement!
On the recent Grow Your Blog blog hop, I discovered Wilma at Shabby Royale . Wilma makes lace fabric books, boxes and so many other amazing things. Normally I look and think how pretty and think for ideas etc, but in this case...I was mesmerized! These lace/fabric books are SO down my alley of memory holders! I keep going back to look again! I have decided this is what I want to make! Oh the memories that can be stored in these beautiful lace, fabric books! So, Thank you Wilma! You have an avid follower and I hope I can make mine as good as yours!
This... is what I am talking about! A fabric lace memory book!
Tons of lace, ribbons, appliques, buttons, limitless embellishment options...oh wow..just right down my alley!!! And the neat thing is....you can either hand sew, machine sew or fabric glue the embellishments!
I have 4 grand daughters and one on the way... I was going to make them each a crazy quilt...then went to a crazy Christmas stocking...but now.... they are each getting one of these lace fabric books with memories of the here and how, instead of their growing up years as pictures show. I have so many ideas I had to start a list! I don't have a scanner, but I can take pictures now and print them out on fabric paper. I can write to them and print on fabric paper or card stock and make little pockets on the pages for the note. I have some slightly better than costume jewelery, some mine, some my their great grandmothers, very nice, but only value is the memory of the items... and I can use those to embellish the pages and tell the story. I have been wondering for some time now...how to give the items to the girls...will they keep them, loose them, grow out of them...would they even want to bother with them? But if I do it right and they are in this book, they can wear the items if they want to or just leave the keepsake with the memory in the book for all time! The ideas just keep coming!
A few more pictures of Wilma's Wedding book....absolutely gorgeous!
You can make pockets and put things in them! It is almost like paper scrapbooking. I used to do that, but the albums just got so heavy! But I loved the pocket idea as you could get so much more on the layout...in the pocket, on the pocket and around the pocket! And the sky is the limit on color!!!
And scroll down on her site a bit and take a look at this! I want one of these!!! An altered record suitcase! Back in the day (prior to the ancient time of the 1980's!) our music was supplied by LP vinyl records. We kept the records in a case like this so we could take them with us. Wilma has created an Altered Record Case to keep LP's in! I still have many of my LP's and I'd love to have this to store them in. But.. if you don't have any...this would make a great memory book for pictures. You could make a layout or two for each section and keep it on the coffee table and just open and pull when you want some memory time or to show off your kids to company!
These fabric lace books are just a gorgeous way to preserve memories..and as you know.. I am all about memories! So I will start by pulling out my laces and trims and embellishments that I have collected and see what I have. I think to..since I don't have the napkins.. I will get some vintage colored fabric, and add my own lace to the sides and then start folding. But I'll be blogging about it as I go so if you want to join me in making these beautiful fabric lace books.. follow me and you'll get an email on my progress and comments are always welcome! These ladies have helped me...least I can do is pass on the favor....and all in the name of Memories, sweeping through the pages...!
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