CreativeExile

"Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we'll write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time." --Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way into exile.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Paper bag scrapbooks and magic mermaids

These are wildly popular right now. Only problem is, they are very, very, very NOT acid free. Yup, in about a year all that hard work will crumble into dust. Haha, not really, but it does make me think twice about making one. Then again, there's a wonderful sense of creative freedom allowed with such a temporary medium. If you screw up, it won't really matter, will it?

Here's another, more colorful, CTMH-related paper bag book link: Brenda Harmless' instructions involve cutting off the bottoms of the bags. Not sure of the advantages, but seems like a slimmer alternative. That would be important when it comes to sewing together the binding.

Mom called yesterday, she thought to visit another knit shop in Florida and they had a skein of Velvet Touch in my dye lot! Good thinking, Mom!! Oh, and they have some very beautiful Magic Friends of the Sea to knit, in a kit. Hmm...well, now I'll have enough Velvet Touch left over to make one of Kate's bunnies (got the pattern last week). Once I see how knitted toy-making goes, I may give that kit a try.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:09 AM, Blogger um said…

    hi denise! thank you soooooooo much for the wonderful yarn! it's beautiful. i love the way it feels - it's very lightweight, but also very thick. i love it! thank you!

    the beatles postcard is just as awesome! thanks!

    i'm so glad your mom was able to find another shop with your yarn. i can't believe it was the same lot number. that's incredible! go mom!

    have a great day, and thanks again! :)

     

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