A comment was posted this morning about Junk Market from yesterdays post. They do still have some events which you can find out about here. I don't know how big they are but the wares seem well curated. Looks like the current events for 2012 take place in Long Lake, MN which is where Junk Market is based...again, about 20 miles outside of Minneapolis/St Paul.
Thanks for the updated information.
Well, enough about that, let's move on to the very last chapter of Gypsy.
Debbie's beautiful post office that sits in her living room now.
I refused to leave the store till she bought it. One of us had to go home with it!
This is a pre-made long envelope (4 x 9 5/8") that is folded over and held closed with an arrow turn. There is a pocket on the outside with a tag in it...
As well as a pocket on the inside that was created by sewing the envelope closed 6" from the punched edge. That stitching line makes your fold secure and the contents of the pocket stay in the top half of the envelope. The blue paper is the back of a piece of Monopoly money that I stitched into the the same seam. The side that you cannot see is the where I wrote the journaling.
On one of our trips we dyed buttons and tags with RIT dye (thanks Ann for the lesson). This was a good place to keep some small samples from that day.
The reason I stitched the envelope at 6" from the punch edge is so I could add a photo to the backside of the brown envelope in the 4 x 6" space.
- Cut two long strips of cardstock to fit your page.
- Score 1/2" from an edge.
- Fold at score mark (this will be the hinge for the fold out).
- Add glue to the 1/2" edge and add to book page. Repeat for the other side.
- Cover up the seams with the main paper, which in this case is black and white stripes.
This is our very first picture we had taken together. I believe we were at a thrift shop in Payson, Arizona and this green and gold velvet couch was just sitting out in the hot sun waiting for someone to take it home. We didn't buy it, but it was a great place to take a picture.
This might be a bit easier to read than trying to read it in the last picture.
I didn't cover the back of the book, I just left the black book board and added this sticker, "Dedicated to: Ann, Ellen, Deb and Patty...great gypsy friends".
Well, that's the end of the book. Love sharing it with you since it is near and dear to my heart.
I have finished 2 1/2 of my first 3 gypsy projects that have to be turned in...we all got an extension till Tuesday because of the Holiday. That doesn't happen too often!
But still, so many things on my list to complete before the CHA at the end of the month...only 4 WEEKS away!
This is such a super busy, creative time of year for us...making new samples, seeing all the new samples from the rest of the 7gypsies design team, putting the booth together, gathering the needed supplies...let's just say I had to get out a large dry erase marker board we use for Pictionary to make a huge priority list of projects and deadlines that need to be completed. The great thing is that it always works out no matter the stress of getting to the end result.
Let's hope 2012 follows suit.