Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sew pretty - a little album for a friend

Hello friends.  I've just finished off a little album for a friend's 70th birthday this weekend.  She's a quilter so I thought a sewing theme would be appropriate.  Now I wish I could remember where I saw this idea for the binding but it was on the internet recently and I've lost the place!  Anyway, you will see from the cover here that I just wrapped twine round and round and then tied it together at the top and threaded the ends through a flower and a button to secure.

The pages are then just folded and slipped through the twine loops and it looks like this on the inside.

Very simple but effective.  I've just got a couple of the inside pages to show you as there's obviously a lot but there is plenty of space for pics and lots of little tags in pockets for her to write notes.

And of course, it needed a box and I had the perfect flower to top it! I knew it would find a home soon.

Hope you're having better weather than we are at the minute - lots of really heavy rain and a definite cooling in the air.  Feels very autumnal.  Thanks for popping in.  Margie x


  1. That little book is so perfect, and so pretty. Love the box too! I might have to make a box for my cooking scrapbook now! We have plenty of rain in Wiltshire today too, but I have been drugged up with pain in my leg today so missed most of it!

    Cazzy x

  2. Wow Margie, the little album is just gorgeous and I love that you created a box to house this wonderful treasure. The flower on the top of the box is stunning. I imagine your friend will love and treasure this wonderful gift! It's a washout here too.... sigh. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. What a fantastic little album Margie! I bet your friend will be thrilled to bits to receive it! Jenny x

  4. Fabulous little album, love the binding - would you mind if I bound one I have just almost done in a similar way? (I'd give you credit for it)
    Your friend will love this and she will be able to keep it just so as it has its own little house to keep it in - great box!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. It's a little beauty Margie! Similar weather over here, can't imagine warm sun returning at this stage. Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

  6. Margie this is gorgeous. I love making albums and this is a stunner.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. Fabulous Margie, love albums and particularly this one and such a gorgeous box to keep it in.
    hugs Brenda xx

  8. Wow, Margie! Your album is beautiful! :o)
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I see you haven't been posting much recently!
    You do such lovely work, you should get back to posting! :o)