Scrapbooking isn't a cheap hobby, either. First, is printing the pictures. I take lots of photos - even more now that I have gone digital. Raising two children on a budget left little room for printing but I did print the film ones over the years. When it came to albums I didn't have the extra for those, so I was storing them in boxes. They were all organized so nicely in order.
But one day, my children wanted to look at them. I let them. Pictures are made to be shared. But I didn't watch them very well with them not thinking they would not be so ocd about keeping them in order like I would. So yes, they were all mixed up. That's the day I decided I had to do something. I had to do something to share them in a way that I was comfortable with. That was the day I decided I couldn't resist the scrapbook hobby anymore.
This scrapbook dome is my tribute to my other hobby. A in process project...
This dome just screamed buy me at a thrift store. This is what it looked like before.
What I didn't realize was that the opening was smaller than the overall dome. So I had to figure out a way to use it. My solution was a floor that folds.
Other things I have done so far:
I made the table using foam core for the top, fabric to cover,
wood dowels for legs.
Showing the brace detail, I cut paper strips for the brace, drilled a hole in the dowel leg and add a pin for the joint.
I purchased a cat from at a show and then repainted it to look like my Juni.
This weekend I was able to work on miniatures again (going to college so have to do homework for class first - which leaves little or no time generally for minis).
This is what I finished.Do you see it? In the middle, of the real thing....
Well here's a close up of it.
To make this miniature I used black cardboard for the backing. Then I scanned the color sheets and printed on photo paper (wanted them to be shiny). Used 4 mm silk black ribbon around the outside, plus some fringe cording around that. The markers are made from price tag stems. I painted after adding them to the sides. The pen loops were made using the same silk ribbon, but I added a line of glue down the middle of the ribbon, then cut it in half to make a 2mm wide pen loop. The scissors are from a hook and eye that I cut apart and the blue craft knife (with black end) in the flap was sanded wood. The one in the middle is from the price tag loops.