Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chapbook


A chapbook is "a small book or pamphlet containing poems, ballads, stories, or religious tracts" (dictionary)

Emily at Redbirdcrafts featured a lovely little "make" and after reading her post, I went right down to the basement where the sewing machine hides. I already had a moleskin book in my purse. I cut some felt hearts and sewed them on the cover. Emily mentioned that sewing on paper is a feel good kinda thing and it is! Here are some peeks inside . . .












Maybe you will have a chance to make a spring book like I am making. Your little record keeping, memory saving devices will please you and others in the years to come.
Side note: I am keeping count of chocolate bunnies eaten.
Bunnies eaten: 1
Have an "ear to the ground" listening day. I think you'll hear some whispers.

17 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh that little "chapbook" is really coooool! I think my kids and I both would love to make those. Taking a peek inside yours was fun. You are so cute!
~smiles~

Emily said...

Oh my! Your sweet little book is just darling. It makes me so happy to know that my little notebooks inspired you to make yours. What a lovely little spring thing we have going on.

Thank you so much for linking and for all of your kind, sweet words. I appreciate and smile at each of your comments.

xo Emily

wayside wanderer said...

I love your spring pictures with the little written ideas and memories! What a special little book. :)

Andrea said...

The book is absolutely precious! I love it! Yes, it will be so memorable. Your grandchildren will enjoy it very much!!!

Chocolate bunnies eaten by me: 0
But, that will soon change!

Your mouse house made me smile, but I always smile when I visit you! Thanks you for being such a cheerful, loving person!

Blessings,

Andrea

Elizabethd said...

Such a sweet litle book, you have all your 'treasures' inside those pages.

scrappy quilter said...

I love that little book. I just might make one myself. I've heard of scrapbookers making an a scrapbook of their walk with God. This sounds like another wonderful idea.

Deborah said...

Your little chap book is marvelous! I was looking for a springy idea to do with my girls at club and I think this might be just the thing! I hope I can encourage them to do some writing and colouring like yours! You are a blessing Pom Pom!

Blessings!
Deborah

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for the visit...a cute idea here! :D

stephanie said...

what a lovely idea! So many ideas to put inside!

wildflower said...

Oh what a great idea! I am making one with my favorite scriptures, happy thoughts and what I am thankful for! ;-)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I've heard of ChapStick, but never heard of ChapBook. But it's in my 1962 Websters....so it is so! And you have one...so it is really so! And you Sewed it! Very cool. I have sewin on paper many times, and it is fun a great way to make a pattern....big needle...no thread...stitch over design through two layers of paper and there ya go....a copy!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

This is lovely, a really good way to store memories and a pretty keepsake. You should bury it in a tin to be dug up in 100 years and discovered by future generations!

Kerri said...

Ooh I've been wanting to sew onto paper for years! How fabulous! Dearest of Pom Pom's I replied to your lovely comment on my blog, but don't know if typepad notified you. I am having problems with my threaded comments sorry :(

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I love this little chapbook, and just as Kerri said, I have thought about sewing onto paper but have not tried it ~ yet. It's going straight onto my list of wonderful things to explore! I will be spring-breaking for a week or two, but I will be back! And I hope you get a lovely spring break yourself! xo Kari

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love making books, and so does my younger son, Will. I bet he'd love to make his own chapbook (and so would I!).

frances

Gumbo Lily said...

I love your little chapbook. I don't know about you, but there's something satisfying about creating something with my own two hands.

How many chocolate bunnies do you *think* you will eat by Easter? And will you quite then?

Jody

Bradley Maston said...

Your book is adorable! Great stuff! I love you so much!

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