Carole finally (she lives a long way from us)
got all of her hoops back that she had sent out to us.
Above is what she sent us to work with. So now I can show you what I made for her....
I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to use it all.
I wanted this to be like a scrapbook.
So using her fabric and some of mine, I made a little book.
The girl in my story went to Paris with her friends for the opening
of the Eiffel Tower.
They had a great weekend, but she had a falling out with her boyfriend.
I added a vintage photo of some relative of mine with a group of friends... and
I scratched one of the men out.... you know how girls do that!
She found some stuff on the streets of Paris and added that in to her little scrapbook.
I added a heart of French Knots first...
Below is a cigarette card and a doily from the weekend... Here you can see the photo with "you know who" scratched out, some buttons and beads and a fleur de lis I added (it's a brad)... also some lace and a millinery flower... Below she scribbled on a ticket that she lost an earring that weekend. I added a page of felt and made a felt heart into a pocket to hold the note. I wish I had tea dyed the felt first.... but I didn't, so I just tried to distress it abit. I used the earring she didn't lose ... on the front of the book. I sewed some fake pearls on to fasten the book together and stitched my name under the book. Go to Carole's and see what everyone else's "take" on it was...