>> Tuesday, June 7, 2011
All through her year of Kindergarten, Nani had to write these little stories for homework. I think I managed to keep every single one of them -- and of course don't have the heart to throw them away. I wanted to find a way to keep them - something different from tossing them in a box. So, I decided to make a scrapbook where I can put all her stories.
As I was browsing through our local ARC thrift store, I saw this scrapbook. Kinda beat up and scuffed on the outside, but the pages were intact - and on a 50% off day, it was only $1.
After I got it home, I took it apart and dug through my fabric stash (hoping I had enough to cover the front and back!) I lucked out when found a cute pink and purple polka dot pattern buried in the bottom of my fabric drawer (which would thrill Nani because it's pink and purple!)
I also decided to paint the binding (where the ribbon would go) with a scrunched up rag.
Then I hot glued the fabric to the covers.
For the front cover, I used a piece of felt, some floral buttons for embellishment, and some iron on letters that I scored at Jo-Ann's for .97.
I couldn't wait to start putting her stories in there!
Total cost = $1.97
Scrapbook - $1.00
Iron-On Letters - .97
Fabric, felt, and glue - Already on hand
Preserving memories = PRICELESS!