Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Little Book of Quotes

 Searching for something to post tonight, I decided to show you a little book of mine.  It's quite small and every once in a while I read a quote I'd like to save, so I write it in this little book.  I'll show you what this book started out as a few photos down.  Anyway, I wanted to decorate the book, as well as write in it, so this is what I did.  I took a clean paper towel, got it damp, painted it with watered down paint, and ironed it dry.  (I always lay a clean paper towel both over and under the painted one before I iron.)  Then, I drew on it, took some fabric and rubber stamped some butterflies on it, glued it to the little book, then added a strip of yarn, "Words for the Day" on a small piece of paper and little flower sequins for the flowers and there it was.  I also added a length of ribbon with beads for a marker and my cute little 'quote' book was ready to write in.  Great fun to do!  (Oh, I did add a couple of coats of Mat Medium to keep the paper towel from fraying and wearing out!)

And, yes, sometimes when I am painting and wiping up with paper towels, I save them.  Waste not, want not!

 Some of the quotes I am fond of....and which I always look, there and everywhere!

A better look at the little sequins.

 Here is what the little books started out as....these came from WallyWorld....just like the big ones we used to have in school....only tiny....and cheap, so you can play around with them.

A close up so you can see the size and so forth.

And, there you have it.  I have made my own little books before, but these are easy to find and fun to do without spending a huge amount of time on them.  You could also make a little address book this way, a gift-giving list book, and so forth.  Any thing you can think can usually find a pretty creative way of doing it without spending lots of money.  Hope you enjoyed it!  take care, pat


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Very Cool! I jot my fav quotes on pieces of paper..and my thoughts and they are found all over the house.

The other day my grandson found a piece of paper that I wrote "crows eat roadkill" Not a quote, but something I thought I might embroider for a quilt block I'm thinking about.

Well, you can imagine the dialog that followed THAT discovery. I think I'll take a cue from you and get a book!!

Love the post. Have a great and peaceful day.
xx, Carol

Laurie said...

These are so precious! I would never have thought of using paper towels, you're ingenious! I need to try this Judy!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

oh boy, there are some great quotes in there. Very nice choices and such a good idea to keep them altogether
Pretty colors too.
Is it watermelon weather there?

Christy said...

Hi, Pat ... I have little notebooks all over the house. I haven't decorated them, nor have I dedicated any of them to any one thing, but I write all sorts of things in them. I write down movies I want to see, books I want to buy, email sites to visit, notes on stories I'd like to write, things I don't want to forget, craft ideas, etc etc etc. Whichever little notebook is near me, that's the one I pickup and write in. I have so many that I doubt that I could ever find what I'm looking for! hahaha. Every once in awhile, I go through them and find all sorts of treasures. Geez. Does that make me sound crazy? Mwooohooohoooohoooo! LOL. I should devote one book to one thing, I guess. Hmmmm. I should go out and buy some more little notebooks to start fresh, shouldn't I? :-)

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