Monday, June 16, 2008

a fabric album...

Fabric Mini Album by Kim Loewen

(supplies: vinyl embellishments, felt hearts: American Crafts; ribbon, felt butterflies, silhouette word: Heidi Swapp; grommets: Making Memories; ribbon: Love Elsie; ribbon: Martha Stewart; felt shape: Jenni Bowlin; felt flower: Creative Imaginations; iron-on transfers: Print 'n Press; ribbon, material, embroidery thread, buttons, binder ring, rick rack: other)

Who said fabric is only for quilts? Whip up your own little fabric album using Kim's instructions:

1. Print 10 pictures 2x3" on iron-on transfer paper
2. Iron onto cream colored fabric (following transfer directions)
and cut around pictures
3. Cut 12 pieces of fabric 5x7"
4. Attach the pictures to 10 of the fabric pieces using a blanket
stitch around the photo
5. Embellish each page with buttons, felt accents, ribbon, or
vinyl shapes
6. Sew a circle and title to a piece of fabric as the cover of the
7. Sew a message to a piece of fabric and glue on felt
embellishment as this will be the back cover of the album
8. Put a piece of quilt batting between each page of the album
9. Surge around edges of fabric to bind pages together
10. Use grommets and binder ring to keep album together
11. Tie ribbon around binder ring

Isn't this little fabric album that Kim made of her son to die for?? I just love it. And since it's soft and squishy, it's perfect for little hands to touch and play with...not like all of our paper projects, right? Since she used iron-on's for her photos, there's no worrying about fingerprints or bending the photos...totally kid-friendly. So so awesome, Kim! I can't wait to make one of my own!

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember we want to see your work! So send us your submissions by Sunday, June 29th so you can have a chance to win this month's Goodie Box.

See ya on Monday again for some MORE inspiration!

Talia & Kim:)


Anonymous said...

SOOOOOO freaking cute!!!!

Amanda said...

That is adorable Kim! What a lot of work - but SOOO cute!

s a n s k u :) said...

You and Talia must be energizer bunnies for whipping up all these projects all the time. Wow!

Amanda L. said...

Wow...loving all your glad I found your blog!

Ashley said...

That is adorable Kim! I love it!

Dana said...

This is such an adorable little book, Kim! That is a keepsake that Ryker will have forever.

Lindsay Dawne said...

What an adorable book! Love the color scheme! What a great gift idea too!

the goodie box girls said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I had so much fun making this little book for Ryker...and he could care less about it...haha! One day he'll be happy I made it, but as for right now I get to enjoy it :)