Saturday, January 22, 2011

Polariods + Felt = This:


Santa gave Carrie an Instax camera for Christmas. Have you seen these things? The little Polaroid photo that comes out is the size of a credit card. Cute and little. So when Doug and I Santa decided on this gift for Christmas, I got to work on a little book to hold the small photos.
I used felt for the entire project, give or take a doily here, and some buttons and flowers there....

I used page protectors cut down to size and machine stitched them onto the page before I hand stitched the pages together..

Most of my embellishments were cut without patterns {save the large bird below and the big butterflies}. The white scalloped piece was a scrap I found in my felt box that Carrie had cut a while back.

The only Polariod shot I had was the one Carrie took of her dog, Marcus at Christmas - kind of a goofy shot of him, but it's ok. We love him even when he takes goofy pictures..

I was finally able to use some of the little flowers I crocheted last year during my I'm-gonna-teach-myself-to-crochet phase. The centers turned out kind of wonky, but it's nothing that a little felt heart couldn't conceal.

Or a little bird on a button nest...

The same goofy photo of Marcus...moved from page to page for this photo shoot...

Carrie has added a few more photos to her book, but not many. Funny thing about having a camera that requires film - she's reluctant to blow through it so she's hoarding it a bit. {This gives credence to my declaration that digital cameras are one of the coolest inventions ever.}

This was such a fun project ~
I loved making it, and Carrie loved receiving it.
And I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

Happy weekend everyone!
xo

27 comments:

traci said...

Deb, that is so stinking cute. You are amazing. I just got one of those cameras too. Haven't tried it yet though.

scrappyjacky said...

The most gorgeous little photo album ever,Deb.....just so cute.

Carrie Rosalind said...

I looooove this book! It is probably my favorite present you've ever made me. I love that it's made out of felt/fabric and I LOVE the colors of it. Thanks again, Mom-friend! I can't wait to put more pictures in it! :)

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous felt album! No wonder Carrie loves it.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Deb, that is too cute! I have one of those cameras too. And even though I have had it for years, I hoard the film too! They are a lot of fun to leave out at parties though!

Miriam Rogers said...

This is really beautiful Deb x

Melissa said...

That is a wonderful album. I remember getting my first Polaroid many many years ago and the film was so expensive! I still have those photos and the memories that came with taking them. (I actually still have the camera on our "antique" camera display shelf.) Absolutely love that you created an album for her first photos - it is precious.

Robyn said...

holy guacamole. so stinkin' cute. LOVE it.

humel said...

Deb, it is absolutely. totally. definitely. without doubt. the CUTEST photo album ever!!

Becky said...

That is a wonderful book, really cute. I know what Carrie means about hoarding the film though, it really makes you think about what you are going to photograph! Also, must say, as I haven't been on your blog for a while, I just love your 'wall' photos - they are so great. You look like you are having so much fun.

Karen said...

What a beautiful album, Deb. Your workmanship is just fabulous. And what a wondeful gift to receive with a new camera!

Cheri said...

What an adorable little album! I could see something like this working equally well for 4x6 photos printed from a regular digi camera - of course, I wouldn't have the patience to actually put it together!

Maria Ontiveros said...

It looks so soft; I just want to reach out and touch it. Love the half flower wing on the bird.
Rinda

Katie said...

Fabulous album! I really like all the photos so we can truly see how amazing it is. I've never heard of that camera, but now I want one.

Lizzie said...

I certainly did enjoy seeing it! It's a wonderful little book. I see Carrie loves it too (and so she should lol!).
It's so beautifully designed and made (as always, Deb!).
My favourite bits are the blue felt birdie, the letter "C" at the back and the lovely crochet doiley on the cover.
Well done you!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

On Margaret's urging I thought I'd drop by and pay my respects.

I like the name Paper Turtle. Something evocative yet contradictory to placing those two words together

Tina said...

Deb...that little book is absolutely adorable!! Love it!

Mom said...

The wizard of stitchery/creativity/imagination strikes again! Absolutely adorable--love it to the max! xo

Denise said...

I did enjoy seeing it,it's absolutely lovely,you are such a talented lady.Your little touches in it are so cute,love the crochet flowers and love the doily on the front-just love it all x

MarleneMAZ said...

This is gorgeous Deb! I love how much detail you showed and all the little embellishments you made. I am amazed at all your projects and when you find time to do them all:)

Rhona said...

You are just SOOOOO creative, I love all these different little projects you make! Carrie is a very lucky girl to have a Mum like you :)

Beverly said...

This is fabulous, Deb! I love the color, the texture. all the special touches! Carrie's mom ROCKS!

Margaret said...

I just love this! Too cute for words.

Cheryl said...

Aww deb so cute love it x

Daniela said...

I love it, I want it and I am going to make one like it :) Adorable!

Sian said...

Gorgeous! It's just gorgeous!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the adorableness! If you made those and sold them on Etsy, I would totally buy one. Too cute.

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