Nicole created this little book as a tongue-in-cheek look at daily things that she feels guilty about surrounding her mothering. Nic has always felt that the addition of fabric textures to her projects creates warmth and "motherliness".
She created this little album by covering the pages of a BasicGrey keyhole chipboard album with fabrics by Michael Miller and Junkitz and also some velour papers by SEI. She added random journal blocks, pieces of ribbon and lace, embellishments from her stash and then stamped on all of the pages with stamps by Tim Holtz.
She used Distress Ink to create definition and age and then machine stitched each page back-to-back to finish up with a small book containing invaluable information and an irresistible invitation to be touched and handled by all who view it.
When the fabric challenge was posted Mel originally thought of doing a scrapbook page, but as soon as she saw the generous half yard of fabric in Disco Dot Ink (by Michael Miller) she decided to whip up a new pillow instead! The fabric is lovely and soft and sewed up so nicely. Mel machine stitched a series of red, grey and blue Jenni Bowlin hearts onto the disco dot circles and added some divine Strano ribbon at the back of the pillow to tie it all together.