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tirsdag, februar 16, 2010

Inspiration monday :)

Hi all.
Hope you had a wonderful sunday, valentines day, mothers day, Chinese new year, Fastelaven and so on yesterday.
I had a wonderful (!) sunday with my loved family.
Lots of yummy food, gifts, flowers, chocolate, coffe, creating and a lovely winter weather here in Oslo.
:)
Eirun and I created this little amigurumi frog couple.
I made the green one...and planned on making one for each of my 4 kids as a valentine gift....BUT eirun decided this little green guy needed a wife. SO SHE crocheted the pink beauty :)
Aren't they the sweetest? :)

Well anough rambling...
I'm ready for a new inspiration monday - hope you are too :)
Today I'll share my love for a simple, fast and fun minialbum.
This album makes a great foundation for any minialbum project. All the pages are plane, neutral cardstock, so this minialbum is perfect as a gift, or just to keep for any occation you just need a minialbum :)



You'll need 3 sheets of cardstock 12x12 inch
one sheet of patterned paper (I've used one of my favorite cosmo Cricket papers from the "material girl"-line )
waxed linen thread or embrodery tread (i used both)
2 buttons
needle
(sewing machine)

Cut the 3 sheets of neutral cardstock in 12 x 6 inch size and fold all the pages in half.

Cut patterned paper in 6x6 inch (or a little bit less to leave a tiny frame of craft along the edges)and add to the outside of the cover-page


sew along the edges of the patterned paper with your sewing machine.


add two 6x6 inch pieces of paper to the inside of the cover.

Gather all the neutral pages inside the cover.

make 2 holes trough all the pages in the folded edge.

I used my needle to make holes.

Using DOUBLE tread, sew trough the holes, starting from the outside of the cover, leave a long tail of the thread on the outside, sew trough the holes, and leave the rest of the thread on the outside.
(I have used double embrodery floss pluss one waxed linen tread)

You'll now add the buttons to the thread on the outside of the cover.

put one thread trough each of the holes in the button and tie a knot and a sweet little bow on top.

I added some beads to the waxed linen tread.

Voila!

The book is ready to use!


Happy creating!

xo

14 kommentarer:

Julie Tucker-Wolek sa...

u are sooooooooooooooooooo inspirational gudrun!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the little froggys too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wenche sa...

Flott måte å binde sammen på, helt supert.

Toto og Tutu sa...

Takk for nok et kreativt mandagstips!! Kunne tenkt meg oppskriften på de MEGA søte ♥♥ froskene også jeg da ☺

alexandra s.m. sa...

Oh I love your Amigurimi!
That's another love we have in common then!
Your albums looks great!
I can't believe the number of minis you make ;-)

hanne sa...

Så skjønne frosker! Flink datter du har - det er vel noe med genene... :) Nydelig lite album, også! Absolutt noe for enhver sammenheng! Takk for god inspirasjon. Ha en flott uke!

ellen sa...

Herlig album, men du de froskene var jo helt eventyrlige!!!!

RitaK sa...

Takk for dine flotte inspirasjonstips. Froskene var bare sååå kjempesøte, og hils Eirun og si det var en god idè med kone til froskemannen. Hun er flink til å hekle :-) Klem Rita

Ingrid sa...

Hei Gudrun,

Hvor er det du kjøper cardstock i norge? Jeg har lett overalt her i Trondheims-området, men finner ingenting.

Hilsen, Ingrid

~Sasha Farina~ sa...

i want that froogies!! sooooo cute!! and your mini album looks easy! i should try it sometime :) *hugs*

Monica sa...

Du verden så "nuskat" de froskene var!! Som små drops....

Veldig smart innbinding av den lille boka. Flotte minialbumgaver til bursdager og jul.

Du har så masse spreke og friske farger på arkene du bruker. Alt blir "gla'saker" når du tryller fram de lekreste ting.


Gleder meg til bloggen din kommer øverst i lista mi igjen, med ny inspirasjon.

Takk for at du titter innom min blogg også.

Anonym sa...

For noen herlige frosker.
Mange flotte tips. enkel og lekker bok.
Marit S

"Soleil@mayotte" sa...

what a charming frog !!! and a really nice mini album !!!
Hug from Paris

Gladie sa...

Så supert minialbum! Takk for inspirasjon! :) Og de froskene var bare dødssøte!!! :)))

Kelly Massman sa...

Very cute book! I will have to try my hand at this!