I’m happy to have a few more December Daily pages to share! DH helped me fire up the sewing machine today (i.e., he sewed while I gave directions) – and thank goodness for that, because I have sadly discovered that I cannot sew straight for the life of me! (but more on that later – I will make a blog post about it in a bit). Anyway, luckily for me, DH’s really good with the sewing machine, and I’m loving how these pages have turned out! 😉
OK, no sewing on this page. 🙂 The inspiration for this page came from a contest DH entered for me last week on the October Afternoon blog – spouses were encouraged to enter, so I asked him if he would write something. We didn’t get a prize, but I loved what he wrote for me, so it had to go in the album! I cut out the words Dear Santa with the Silhouette, and layered 3 copies to make it thicker. It looks so pretty – seriously, I am so annoyed at how blah these pages look in photographs, they are so much prettier IRL! On the left page I wrote up DH’s and my wish list. Did you see all the check marks on my list?? I seriously couldn’t wish for anything more this Christmas! 🙂
Well, to say the truth, I am running a bit out of ideas for the album. I am all set now, but I struggled a bit a few days to come out with a topic. Since I’ve been making this album focused on Christmas, I didn’t have a special topic ready every day, and I already covered most of the topics I wanted to cover. But our cute reindeer and penguin deserved to make it in the album. And isn’t that stitching pretty? 🙂
This was my second experiment printing on vellum. I used the fast draft mode and that was a bit faint. I will try the draft mode next time.
This is my favorite page so far! I used a piece of a paper bag from Starbucks, and DH’s stellar sewing was the perfect finishing touch!
I made and cut the HOHOHO with my Silhouette – I needed a touch of blue added on this page.
I sadly found out a couple of days ago that gluing vellum doesn’t quite work, but as you can see sewing sure does! 🙂
That’s all I have for now! A few more pages are in the works. I’d love to get this done and posted by Christmas day, but we’ll see what I can manage. 2 more days… 😉 I played with glitter today – it is messy and a pain to work with, but it is oh so pretty!! 🙂