12 May 2013


Not sure what CHRISTMAS IN THE BANK is all about!  Go here  to read the original post and click on the button at the right to bring up all of the previous monthly posts.  This is all about taking the stress and pressure off at the holiday season by having much of the basics done ahead of December.  Feel free to grab the button, have a look and I hope you join in.

It's time to make a gift!  If you haven't already made something and put it away for gifting next December this will make you feel terrific and even more terrific (maybe quietly smug and superior even LOL) if you have already done so.  Show off your project using Mister Linky at the bottom of this post before the 12th of June.  Remember to link your specific project and not the general address of your blog.  Don't have a blog, email me a picture and I will enter if for you.  A random draw will be done for the collage set of your choice from our generous friend Ms Heather!

The winner for April is Deb O!  I will email you Deb and link you up with Heather!

My project has been created from Nancy Maxwell James' "Parisian Dreams Fabric Book", a PDF she has made available in her Etsy Shop.   This fit a few of my "determined to do" items;  use my sewing machine and what I already have in my stash.

The front cover (the back is the same).  I used vintage glass and pearl buttons throughout my project.  You can't see here but each one is a bit of heaven and most have an iridescent finish.

All of the images are from Paper Whimsy and have been printed onto "Extrav Organza".  I used an amber mix of seed beads here and there for a bit of sparkle and shine.  On some "pages" I have pinned on mini kraft tags, stamped with StazOn "Saddle Brown"and used Prima flowers.

 This set is "under review" in my mind LOL  Begging for something more...


  1. Absolutely beautiful, but I think I would never be able to give something like this away! Valerie

  2. How wonderful Sandi!! This has been beautifully designed and put together. Love all the elements you've put together. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. I love fabric collage books...both to make and to see what others make. This one is lovely!

  4. OMG this is gorgeous! I wish I could sew (sigh) but sadly I can't even sew a straight line without mucking up the thread. I really adore this creation Sandi. Is Deb O me? If so Yippie, if not awww darn. Hugs,
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

    1. Yes Deb it is you! I will be home in a couple of days and will connect you :)

  5. Now I am swooning over your lacilicious book of delights. This is a wonderful gift for your Christmas bank account. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  6. Splendid idea and spectacular fabric album!

  7. This is Gorgeous Sandi!! OMGosh...Gorgeous!! The images are just darling!! Your stash of trims is breathtaking....all my friends want to come to my house and shop...and here I am trying to think of a way to come to your house and shop :0)
    Not sure how I missed this post...I was so waiting for the next CITB!!
    Hugs..and thanks for the inspiration!!


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