First off we have a charming and creative project from Michelle McCord. Be sure to check out the last photo in her series because it is brilliant!
I wanted to create something with one of the many empty ribbon spools I have sitting around, so I decided to create something that would divert my attention away from the frigid snowy Iowa weather and use the JBS kit to do just that. I created some flowers and a hand cut butterfly to adorn the top of the spool. This project is actually pretty kid proof since I hot glued everything onto the top for more durability. I measured the inside part of the spool to be approximately two inches wide, cut two strips of 2x12 patterned paper, and filled those strips with some snapshots of the last two months. I used my sewing machine to add some texture and more durability to the paper, adhered it to the spool, and now my kiddies can 'unroll' the snapshots and see the pictures.Itied off the spool with some scrap fabric to keep the pictures secure. Whenever we would like to enjoy the photos, we just untie the fabric and look at the pics.
I think one day Cheryl will be a sewing rockstar, don't you?