Thursday, January 19, 2012

Little Album

I had a call last week from a lady at the WI (Womens Institute) ... asking if I would do a talk for them and perhaps have them create a little something ... Wow! Seems one of my friends mentioned my book houses ... So the talk I will be giving in April will be about books ... creating them ... and the many ways to use unwanted books ... after which I shall get each of them to make one of these


As I sold a lot of these last year .. I need to get cracking and make some more to show together with a few other things ... so yesterday I made a little album which will be going to my sweet SIL ... using a little book I picked up for a £1 ...
One of the things I thought I'd show them, is how you can transform this sweet little book ...


into a keepsake when the children have no more use of it


I warn you now that there are quite a few photos


Of course this album is all about Sophia ... and I used Prima's Jack and Jill papers throughout .. mine was a 6x6 pad I had but the large papers are available at Pixie Dust Paperie too



There are some MF embellishments here too and bits and bobs from my stash


Some of these embellies I have had for ages ... so nice to be able to use them up


She's growing up fast ...


... and is quite a dare devil!


... even with her tongue out she's cute! And I added a little envelope for my SIL to put her own notes in 


How I love to look at fat little books... Yep, this will definitely look more interesting on a coffee table ...

Before I go I just want to show you some "happy birthday mail" I got yesterday from lovely Linda Robinson


Such a beautiful card and just look at that fabric wrapping!


What gorgeous gifts! I LOVE them!

Thanks so much Linda ... You are a treasure!

Well that's all for today ... Thanks for stopping by ... Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~











26 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous book! Love your houses! They are on my to do list. :) Your mini album is fabulous and the photos are adorable! What a lovely gift from Linda!

Ira said...

Wow Ros, that's a whole lot of info! You know how much I adore your book houses, so it's easy to see why others do, too! Love your adorable album, so superbly sweet and the gift from Linda is indeed awesome, that wrapping is something totally special!! Ira x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Your altered book is pure eyecandy - so sweet! Adorable!

Deb Hickman said...

What a great honour, WI has become so popular thanks to Kirsty Allsop and Jazz Domino Holly. Gorgeous album, what a great way to use an old book, I love those book houses too, I would love to know how you made them. The ladies are really in for a treat from one very talented lady.xxxx

Sasha said...

Oh Ros! Your little book album is beautiful! You are soooo talented...those book houses are just amazing!:)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! I love how you transformed that children's book into a darling little scrapbook. :)
Hugs~

Sylvia said...

Fabulous album for Sophie, Ros! All the pages are so beautifully decorated. Hope you enjoy your outing with the ladies making those books. Lovely things from Linda! Have a wonderful Thursday.

cnelson said...

Oh Ny GOODNESS ...how FABULOUS. is this?!!! Could not LOVE it more!!

Jeanneke said...

The little book is a treasure as well, Ros!

Hugs,

Jeanneke.

Jacqueline said...

All of it is 100% gorgeousness!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a cute little book for Sophia, don't you just love transforming the $1 book into something someone could treasure for a life time?
Lovely job there! Thanks for the shout out for Pixie!
And what lovely gift from Linda!

Romaine said...

Ros, always such gorgeous work!! I love the book houses at the top of the post!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your "book houses" Ros! So very clever. I must give this a try!

papertrails leaver said...

Hi Ros! Wow! You are totally my hero with that altered board book! I would have been so nervous with the curves and such but you did a fabulous job converting this little book into a fabulous keepsake! Love it! And happy mail too! :-)

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful book.. I just love every detail.. And you didn't miss any!! So glad you like your gift.
Hope you have fun creating with it!

Hugs, Linda

Sandy Ang said...

So chic your book houses !

Tracy said...

Oh wow! Those book trees are amazing Ros! Love em! And your altered book is just gorgeous. So much great detail on the pages. Lovely gift for your s-i-l. :-) Hugs!

Kitika said...

So-o pretty! Totally stunning photobook and the color palette is just divine, in awe of your work!

kerenbaker said...

I love your board book album. That's on my 'wanted' list. It's beautiful and will be such a lasting treasure. I bet you can hardly part with it. I think your paper houses are so clever- those WI women are gonna have lots of fun! Hope the building mess isnt too great! xx

Stella said...

Your SIl will love this; you put a lot of love and attention in to this handmade jewel and it shows off. Based upon pretty papers and all the embellishments are lovely. The photos of Sophia are priceless.

Keep us posted about your preparations and talk for the Womens Institute... Have fun; you will do great!

And your card and gifts from Linda; how sweet of her. Enjoy; once in a while it's lovely to be spoilt a bit!
XXXXXX

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow Ros your paper houses are amazing and this altered book is just gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my goodness Ros! Your book houses are stunning and that mini album is gorgeous! I love all the detail and sweet photos! Great display! TFS

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, I love what you made from the books! And Sophia is absolutely gorgeous and I love the album and also the gift from Linda--how awesome!

The link to the book works now--I hadn't put it in yet! lol It's 5 a.m. and I'm finally going to sleep!
xo
Cindy

Joanne Leddy said...

Adorable. What a great use of a chipboard book!

Diane said...

Wonderful projects...the book houses are so fun...love them...and the altered book...wow..one of my favorites..I love altered books and yours is beyond stunning...and "late" happy birthday" from me :>) !!

Barbara said...

The scrapbook is adorable and those houses are really interesting... there would be tons of old books once I have cleared the attic...

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