One of the few toys Aunt Sylvetta had was a cast iron toy stove. I remember playing with that little stove for hours! 20 years ago, I found a similar little stove and bought it just to remember those visits!
My December 7 journal entry was all about Aunt Sylvetta and I snapped a photo of my toy stove for the day....
I placed my hand-written journal entry for this day in an envelope I cut and adhered.
Moving backwards in my book, my December 6 entry was more light-hearted and focused on our cat, Feather. I used Shimelle's prompt for finding coziness in Christmas for my theme.
I used a printed paper for the opposite page...
My December 5 entry was just fun, brought to me by my kiddo, Piper. Her classmates all have some sort of strange love affair with 'fuzzies.' On that day, she actually made a bunch to share with her friends. Her teacher also requested one, proof that the whole classroom is Fuzzy Crazy!
I used Shimelle's photo focus to take that out-of-focus tree in the background and the little fuzzy up close between my fingers. I also used Shimelle's prompt and wrote a letter to my future self. I loved that exercise and created an envelope that will be bound with the book pages; it will be between the December 5th pages in the finished book.
|I used punch-cut circles, fancy eyelets, twine, and a Big Bite to make a closure for the die-cut envelope. Inking the edge of the flap helped to make the envelope relate more to the page it faces.|
Thank you for checking my blog post today. This is a busy weekend with a company banquet... and a bittersweet one too as we celebrate the life and mourn the death of the last person of her generation in our family.