I started a few more pages for my stitchbooking project! And then I spent about 3 hours at Michael’s trying to figure out what doodads I wanted to add to each page… and wound up buying almost nothing. I did buy a huge stack of paper (because it’s 5/$1 this week) which I will use in other projects not related to scrapbooking, but I kept getting so sidetracked when looking at embellishments! I’d think “ok, I need to find an angel thing” and begin hunting for that when I’d spot a cute cat sticker and go off on a cat tangent. And then during my mental planning of a cat page, I’d spot something related to tea and remember that I had a friend who liked tea things and wouldn’t it be nice to make her a card… you see where this is going. How do you stay “on topic” when looking at scrapbooky things? (tips & hints welcome) I’m thinking I’ll need to just drag my scrapbook into the store with me, because honestly I couldn’t stay focused.
For attaching my stitching to paper, I mostly followed my original plan of using fusible web… it gives the fabric a bit of stiffness and I don’t have to wait for any glue to dry. I used my sewing machine for a few pages, though, just zigzagged around the edges right onto the base paper. For the angel, I used tacky glue to attach the beaded ribbon trim. Now, I really like the way the beads look, but they swing free and I’ve noticed that after a few times of opening and closing the book the ribbons get all out of whack. I considered gluing them down, but the whole effect would be ruined.
Anyway, I’ve obviously got a lot left to go on this project. Technically I haven’t even completed one page yet! I still need to add doodads, journaling, and stuff. I like the way it’s going so far, though, and (most importantly) I’m having fun getting my *fuppies out of their box and into a place I can see them when the mood strikes.
*fuppie: Finished, Unfinished Project