I bought an old blue binder, an old hard covered book, a brand new single bed doona cover and would you believe some scrapbook stickers!
What I did with these things is this: First I removed the binder clip from the binder - this required some cutting and rough removal techniques, then I gently removed the pages from the hard cover book. I then attached the binder clip to the inside spine of the book with brads. Then the decorating began!!! I found as many odds and ends as I could and created pages for my book. It's a book all about a week with my family - everything from having breakfast to grocery shopping. It's a work in progress, but I thought I'd show you it now.
There are tabs, to do lists, pockets, flowers, bottle tops, tags, butterflies, ribbons - anything that I could adhere with glue! The gorgeous little flowers you see are made by my Sassy Sister Kelly from our flower swap - the butterfly is also from Kelly. Okay, now for the inside:
The inside page has things I have on for the week, and the monkey page will have a blurb about the book.
A paper bag doubles as a pocket with reminders and stickers.
I tied a ribbon around these reminders - remember you tie a ribbon around your finger to remember something?
A little map of where I go in the morning to drop the girls off before heading to work
This is a clear pocket to put a shopping receipt in - who knows it could be interesting in 10 years and I'll actually thing shopping was cheap! The page underneith explains what we do on weekends.
I'm going to put a cd of the girls dressed up, and some other photos from the week in here
This is an actual postcard I received from one of my Sassy Sisters - Shirley, when she went to China - I love getting happy mail!! I'm also going to include 2 postcards that I received from my RL sister from her adventures all around the world.
Some of my favourite pages arn't here cause Blogger messed them up, but I will be putting them in my gallery over at scrapbook.com
Oh and the doona cover is going to be made into cushion cover for some European pillows that I have, so the girls can use them! I'll keep you posted!