Sunday 16 May 2010

Family Memories Tag Book

Well, here we are it's Sunday and now I can show you the project I have been working on for 'One Stitch At A Time' (OSAAT) as guest designer this week. Firstly I must say a huge thankyou to Stitchy and the team for giving me the opportunity to do this and for their help and support.

The theme this week is 'Anything but a card' and I have gone back to my roots of bookmaking. I first learnt to make simple books about 25 years ago and developed my skills over a number of years whilst teaching my pupils how to make them when I was a classroom teacher.  So I have made a Family Memories Tag Book and the idea is that whoever you have chosen to include in this project will decorate/embellish a tag which will be their contribution towards the finished book. I have included a tutorial as a seperate post today that I hope you will find useful.
I have had great fun creating this using the methods of putting covers and spine together as I have always done, but instead of making it with pages, I have made it with wallets and tags.

I have started to embellish the wallets and I have designed the tag for Ken and I. This shows us at the Isle of Wight music festival last year and I wanted to include it as it is the first time either of us have been to an open air festival like this.

Now I shall give tags to the children, granddaughters, my sister and my Mum, so that I end up with photos and contributions from everyone. The wallets and tags can include a whole variety of things including photographs, journalling, drawings/art work, poems, personal stories, just anything that could be included in a diary really.

I have started to embellish Ella's wallet both the front and the back.

I just need to finish the others but will do them as the tags get completed.

I must say a HUGE thankyou to my sister Chrissie who has looked at my design and given me other ideas to think about. It's wonderful when you have another creative person in the family and I am so lucky to have my sister, my daughter and my daughter-in-law and we share, help, guide and support each other. Let's hope it all rubs off on the grandchildren as well.

Have a great day, thankyou for stopping by.

Love and hugs.  Brenda xxxx

Challenge List
Sassy Designs #47 - Shabby Chic
The Shabby Tea Room #9 - Chipboard
Daisy Doodles - Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge - Make a gift
Quixotic Challenge - Make your own flowers
Crafts and me #4 - Anything but a card
Theme Thursday - Butterflies
Crafty Ann's #14 - Anything goes


Liz said...

Hello Brenda So very lovely to see your GD items they are truly lovely so nice to have you this week at OSAAT
Liz xxx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely book. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Cec said...

What a fantastic book with all the special details. The tags are all going to be so special when they are finished. This certainly is a huge undertaking but will be cherished. Thanks for sharing it with us at Daisy Doodles.

Debbie said...

Very lovely, Brenda! So much detail and so many pretty embellies --I bet this was fun to create! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Ann Whitfield said...

This is excellent Brenda - what a lovely idea for treasured memories! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and I hope we'll see you for the blog hope on the 21st.
Ann x

Sam said...

Brenda this is just fabulous hunny and I hadnt forgotten about you but good on you for sending it to stitch as well. I will be back at the helm soon, now I've got things straighter this end, still not perfect but I'm not perfect so it goes to my standards lol x.
Take care now
Sam x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Brenda, this is truly amazing work, and what a treasured keepsake it will make, with personal mementoes from everyone included. If I ever have any free time again (seems to be in very short supply at the moment :P) I'm going to have a go at your wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much for being a wonderful GDT at OSAAT, and hope to see you back in many more of our challenges :D

Nicola said...

Wow what an amazing book Brenda, so full of beauty.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Georgie Hughes said...

Morning Brenda,
What a beautiful project,you never cease to amaze me with your ideas.The passion and patience you have put into this truly awesome project. Well done.

Beryl said...

A wonderful and beautiful project.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Jenny said...

A gorgeous vibrant project. A beautiful gift.
Thanks for joining EAC.

gina g said...

Beautiful work, fab project. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me for our Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Joanne Gilch said...

What a beautiful memory you are making for your family and to get them all involved surely shows your love for each and everyone of them. We are so happy to have you enter this loving legacy book in Daisy Doodles challenge. Please come back as we do enjoy your lovely things!

stitchy said...

Brenda, I wanted to personally thank you for your star appearance with us gal's at OSAAT..Your memory book is amazing, so detailed and beautiful. It has been a pleasure to meet you..Thank you again for sharing your awesome talent and family memories with us..

stitchy xoxox

Rhonda said...

This is beautiful and will certainly be cherished.
Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Crafteezee said...

Wow, fab project. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x