Hello everyone ,
Hope you are all doing well!
I finished something I started on a while ago , my baroque mini-album . This small album actually is a personal item I made with sayings of comfort and personal notes regarding my special relation with my mother who is now palliative . I have nursed her for many years . (She was declared dementing in 1998 and I didn't want her to be placed in a home , without doing the impossible for her to keep her in her worthyness and our home and garden, which we have both enjoyed to the full , until the social workers decided that for both our health reasons , it was no longer possible . I was forced to place her in a home by the end of 2007 .
The personal notes are hidden in the small pockets and envelopes and tags .
I have quite a lot of picures taken by every 2 pages and several close-ups . I had been searching the web for a while and finally found a template somewhere . I cut the pages by hand out of boxes of muesli .And covered them with papers .
This is the front cover .
A few close-ups :
A leaf of lace I cut out and a beautiful
forest trinketpin from Viola Mahr's etsy shop .
I used a ready bought closure .
A few ribbons and lace , tied to cover the binding ring .
Pages 1 & 2
I made a pocket out of a hard plastic cover and covered the upper side with a trim of lace .
A small heart to embellish the tag .
Pages 3 & 4 :
I used an old rusty looking flower to hold this foldingcard:
so nice of her ,and attached a peace of one of my earrings that I found was too long and had simply cut off .
Pages 5 & 6 :
Pages 7 & 8 :
5 very important things in life : love , belief, joy , hope , and peace .
Pages 9 & 10
And the last pages : kept simple
The little oval tag opens down towards the buttom of the baroque diecut .
This was quite a long post , I hope you liked it .
On the next post I will share a card that had a sewing pattern on it and this will be my first embroidered card . I made this because my pain was so severe the last week that even making a card involving cutting and embellishing was impossible . But this way one is lead to explore new things that ask a minimum of movement.
Hope to be back here soon ,