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Thank you for checking out my blog. I started this blog to create a place where people are able to find inspiration and share ideas. I find myself surfing the web looking for inspiration that is unique and different. If I find an interesting tutorial I'll share it with you. I will include a "live" link back to the original blog, store or web site so that you may have the option to visit and learn more about the designer and other services, class or kits they may offer. By posting tutorials I am hoping to help inspire people that are interested in creating something fresh and new.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

In love with the Maya Road Dressform Mini Album

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share this with you. If you want to know more about the designer and other services, page kits or classes they may offer please visit their blog, store or web site. Enjoy!

Aren't you in love with the new Maya Road Dressform chipboard album? It really is so fun! I was really excited to get to work with this album...the minute I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it...I wanted to make a tribute album about my mother. My mother is an amazing seamstress. I can't tell you how many wonderful dresses she made me over the years! We would spent hours looking at patterns and picking out fabric. I would cut the dress out for my mom, and then she would sew it. The dresses never looked "homemade"--they were always perfection because my mom's sewing skills were so good. She did try to teach me to sew numerous times...and I was a pretty bad student. I do use my sewing machine all the time, though, to sew on my scrapbooking layouts and mini albums!


To create my album, first I covered the covers with sewing pattern tissue. I watch the sales at my local craft stores and when patterns go down to $1.99, I go and buy several so I always have some on hand. I tore the tissue up and layered it onto the covers with gel medium. I fashioned a quick gathered "skirt" out of some fabric, and used Maya Road trim as the waistband. I covered and inked all of the inside pages, and of course I had to sew on the pages!



What do you have planned for the dress form album? I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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