The Memory Spool project started with a small spool found in a local junk shop. It stands about 6" tall, end to end. The spool sat around in my craft room for quite a few months before I figured out what I wanted to make (that kind of thing happens all the time around here).
Hope you will try something like the Memory Spool! Maybe even a fabric book to add your memorabilia to. I am quite sure Pinterest has much on the fabric book subject for ideas to get started!
For those of you who do not have a local store to purchase fabric or to just check it out...here's a link to the Aviary fabric. I also have to give a shout out to Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, FL. They are the only scrapbook store that I know of with an in-house fabric store next door. They carry all the Eclectic Elements Fabric and they ship!now carry on,