I've been working on some new projects (as always), and one of them is a double tri-shutter album. The dimensions of it (closed) are 6x8 inches, however, it opens up to a 6 x 24, with tons of real estate for pictures, journaling, embellishments and pure fun!! As I looked at the prototype this morning, my brain started ....... we all know how that goes! I will now use that basic frame and take it further, reinforcing it for even more sturdiness, adding chipboard, distressing it, will be sewing on the patterned papers and card stock that adorn the inside of this wonderful mini album. I can imagine it being used for numerous occasions - tons of pictures all in one place, and then folding down to a convenient size for storage and/ or transport. Even if you leave it semi-open, it makes a wonderful display item as you can see the folding mechanism when you look down on it. It takes minimal paper and card for its construction, which then leaves you tons of time for embellishing and "tweaking" to your heart's content.
On another note, I've been crocheting covers for the 10,000 plastic tube hangers that everyone has around their house. Beautiful pattern - no more clothes slipping off the hangers, no more bumps on sweaters that are hung, beautiful addition to every closet, and a wonderful idea for giving for that last minute "hostess gift" when you're invited somewhere. They will be embellished with bows and/or crochet Irish Roses. I love working on projects like this - a definite take along project for those of us who just can't stand sitting and doing nothing. I can see lots of these being given as gifts over the next year or so.
So, that's the Monday morning update on a couple of the things that were done over the weekend. Pictures will be posted in the near future. Keep coming back and looking - I think you'll like them.
Have a great week - beautiful and sunny here today - going to 70!!!