Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Week 1: Make Notepads

I must say I was afraid that the first project I pulled out of the jar was going to make a lame-sauce first week on the blog. But I’m quite pleased with the results.

I’m cool and insisted on having freshly painted nails for this picture. First impressions, right? Next time I think I’ll just paint the thumb.

Why I want to make this: I have a drawer full of paper and I rarely use any of it! I'm excited by the endless variations of this project. And lastly, I love detailed work - the thought of meticulously cutting hundreds of pieces of paper sounds like a whole lot of fun to me.

Ideas & Inspirations: Several weeks ago I stumbled on this project, making little notepads with tear-away sheets using a mysterious substance known as ‘padding compound.’ I was intrigued and excited about the possibilities. I’m thinking of adding fabric with an adorable embroidered design.

What I intend to do with said project: I’m an avid list maker and keep a notepad near when I’m crafting. It would be fun to have some fun ones to keep my creative juices flowing. I could also make one to take to work - my office could really use some colour. And why not add a magnet to one and have a handy dandy fridge pad?

Ooooooh the possibilities! I’ll post the finished product on Tuesday, but am hoping to have a bonus post or two before then, so check back soon!


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