February 15, 2010

Top Ten & PJ's

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's weekend! I know we did! No big fancy gifts this year, but a lot of quality time together and it was really wonderful and relaxing.I had a great time creating all the gifts I gave Danny and he seemed to love them all!

Today on the Bo Bunny blog we are sharing projects created using something recycled or reused. For this project I created a mini album using the packaging from the Bo Bunny Double Dot ribbon. I covered each card with patterned paper. I added a strip of striped paper and a punched border to each page to give it some continuity. I then decorated it with rubon's and cut outs from the patterned paper. I went with a "Top Ten" theme and actually created this as a gift for Danny for Valentines day. Throughout the mini I shared ten things I love about him!

Here is a close up of the flower on the front cover. I created it using a scallop circle punch. I punched out 6 scallop circles, inked the edges and then accordion folded them. I adhered all of them on top of a punched out circle, hot glued a button in the center and then added the smaller flower and gem. It is rather bulky, but I love all the dimension!


The other gift I made Danny for Valentine's day was a pair of flannel PJ bottoms! This is my first real sewing project using my new sewing machine and I must say that I really enjoyed making them. He was so tickled when I told them that I made them and then he was even more excited when he realized that they were actually long enough for him! (He wears a size 36 inseam and I had to add about 5 inches to the pattern to make them long enough!)
Happy Monday to all of you and thanks for stopping by! On Tuesday I will have my February reveal up at ACOT. I hope you will stop by to check it out!

HUGS!
J

7 comments:

  1. So sweet Juliana! Love the Love Bandit Line.

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  2. Incredible mini! Way to go on the pj pants!

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  3. I love your little book Juliana! And good for you for sewing - I used to do that all the time but ha, have given it up for SBing. My hubby was always glad to get a pair of PJ pants long enough too, but he is not near as tall as Danny! I did not realize how tall he was.

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  4. I'm IN LOVE with that mini. Reused packaging...border punched edges...a big CHUNKY flower... YUM! Super sweet idea!

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  5. I absolutely adore your mini! And I am so very impressed that you made those PJ bottoms! My dh would fall over if I ever actually sewed an article of clothing! LOL

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  6. What a fantastic idea to use the ribbon packaging. Love the book. Its so cute with sweet pictures in it. I love that flower. You are so good with folding paper. xoxo, Christine

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  7. Love the mini! I get most of my chipboard from cereal boxes. Great job on the pjs. I love that sewing allows you to alter for those of us that are not one-size-fits-all.

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA