Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This is the last of my mini books I have to share that were made for the Creative Swaps Group hosted by Lenna Andrews. This is another accordion tag book created with images from the Graphics Fairy, vintage lace, tulle, inks and German paper trim. I stitched up a tulle bag for it to travel in, this one was fun and pretty. 


Monday, June 13, 2011


In keeping with the Theme of Knott's Berry Farm, I created a Paper Bag Tag Book for the mini books swap for Creative Swaps. This is book # 3 and it has about 12-14 pages including back and front. In staying with the theme I made a burlap pocket for it to travel in and stitched a tag on the front. This mini book is created from a small paper bag less than 5x5  with 2x3 mini paper bags used as pockets on the inside. The bags were first machine stitched together in the center and decorated with papers, inks, embellishments and fibers. We have a Rooster on the far right as an attachment to hold the fibers so the bag can be tied closed. The pages are from a cut up paper place mat from the Chicken Dinner Restaurant and some of the embellishments include pressed Pennies from those machines that you hardly see anymore. In one of the pockets it has a program folded and tied from the day we happened to be there. The photos are from actual pic's hanging on the wall taken from when we stood in line for dinner at the restaurant while waiting. I had fun creating this and hope it is received by someone who may never travel to CA. or visit the historical Knott's Berry Farm. Snoopy and I hope you enjoyed your little tour and come back for another visit soon.