Now I do admit I had to leave the house to get my hair cut right in the middle of the project because I couldn't take my overgrown hair anymore. I was quite sure it was zapping my mojo, therefore I needed to make it better and cut it. I grabbed my keys, got in the car, drove to the nearest Fantastic Sam's and said "cut it off"...maybe should I mention here that my favorite hairdresser moved to Arizona...okay, 4 or 5 years ago, but still she moved.
So the girl at Fantastic Sam's cut my hair. I felt much better and came home and finished what I had intended to do in the first place.
But I digress, on to the project...
To start I made some different colors of Crinkle ribbon using bright colors as well as some browns just because I didn't know what direction I wanted to go with this project.
1. Brushed Corduroy
2. Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade
3. Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon and a touch of Squeezed Lemonade
4. Gathered Twigs
1. Spritz the ribbon with water on a non stick craft sheet.
I cut a piece of fabric (in my case, classic blue and white ticking) 6" wider than your binder and 1 1/2" taller. The worn cover is easy to measure since it lays flat when it comes out of the package.
Worn cover - 11" wide x 7" tall
Fabric piece 17" wide x 8 1/2" tall.
Fold each end toward the center 3" (right sides together) and stitch across the top of the 3" sections. Turn right side out and press flat.
Tammy Tutterow, who creates beautiful ribbon embroidery, will skip this post so as not to shudder with angst at my remedial sewing skills.
I cut 3/4" strips of Grungepaper and color with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Dry it with a Heat it tool.
Oh, and about the hair cut...
It has been a few hours now and I think my hair might be a bit shorter on one side than the other...not in a crazy Rosie O'Donnell way, but a bit lopsided just the same...oh, and I may also have a mullet. So much for Fantastic Sam's.
cheers for a good week!
(2 weeks to Paris...just had to say it out loud!)