It’s funny how ideas catch hold. I’ve been planning this little spat of creativity for a while – a month or two, actually – and have only just got around to making it, which has also taken longer than it should have done. I did think, before I made it, that if it went well, that’s what all the girls I know would be getting for Christmas, but oof! The effort! So maybe, maybe not.
Anyway, this little idea was an earring book – but I find I haven’t much to say, except: Look! Sure it could be better, but still! Look! And isn’t the hedgehog cute?
I got the idea from Amazon, which sells polka dot ones for about £20, and I thought I could make one for less, given the vast amount of fabric I have sitting around. I missed the fact that I then decided I ought to stiffen the pages with aida. And, having discovered a company called Mouseloft which makes tiddly cross-stitch sets (perfect for those of us who aren’t so good at maintaining the interest to do a big one; they only take an evening), I chose to get one for the cover. But it still all cost less than the Amazon one. Well, apart from my time.
I thought it would take up less space than all my boxes of earrings. A nice idea, in theory. Except it turns out most of my earrings weren’t in boxes anyway, and I need to make another one for my necklaces, which are. Oh well!
Then I might do a travel one, with a page for earrings and pages with little pouches for necklaces and bracelets and rings.
And goodness, suddenly I have stuff to say about it!