I joined the Button Floozies White Christmas Button Book swap. Basically, we were supposed to make a button book out of paper or fabric, with 30-50 buttons showcased in the book. This is the first time I've made and bound a book, so I looked at the one Kathy sent me, and took my inspiration from that.
Looking at other people's pictures and my partners book, and going back to read the directions again, I believe I misunderstood them. They say It should have a minimum of six pages (3 pages front and back) as well as a front and back cover that is decorated. Each page of the book should be ~4x6”; they do not have to be exactly that size but please don’t go more than about an inch larger or smaller. For some reason, I was thinking a page was two pages together, so I cut 6x8" pages and folded them in half thinking I was doing it right. It does say a minimum, so it still works out, and my partner just got more pages and buttons. I don't think that's a bad thing.
Here it is:
I'm so happy with the finished product. It turned out great. I hope my partner likes it.
My partner was Pat Fields, she said she wanted to work with fabric.
So, here's what I received:
I love the green glass buttons in the pocket.Second spread:
I think the snowman is so cute, feel free to click on it to enlarge, it's pieced kind of like quilting.Third spread:
I think the buttons on this heart are so cute, they all have carvings on them.Back cover:
Pat asked what my favorite animal was, and I told her a guinea pig. I was thinking maybe she'd find some guinea pig buttons (good luck with that), but now I see what her plan was, it's so cute.