Last week, I found a new challenge blog - LESSology - I thought it would be fun to try some things besides cards, so I thought about altering a book for Challenge #1.
Last month when I was shopping at Goodwill for craft supplies with AJ and her sisters, I came across a matched pair of dark green leather bound books for a quarter each that I bought specifically for a future, as-yet-undecided craft project. They look pretty decorative sitting on top of the glass-front bookcase where I keep my sets of books and cool-looking vintage books. I couldn't alter them for this project. Chances are I won't ever alter them, because they're books, and they're leather bound, and they look cool, but it could happen.
Earlier this week I went to Goodwill to look for a child's book, preferably a board book, to alter. The only one I found was cute and bright and cheerful and may help some disadvantaged young person who can only afford twenty-five cent books to learn to love books and reading. I couldn't alter that book for this project. I went to the Dollar Store and found a board book with too many words to appeal to a young child and illustrations that didn't look they would appeal to an older child, so I thought I could alter that book for this project.
But, I couldn't think of anything even slightly original to do with it - my only idea was to treat it like a scrapbook and put photos in it. So, I wondered, why don't I just use a photo album? I remembered that I had one at home, and I didn't like the cover much, but it's perfect for wallet-size photos of the world's cutest grandson. I almost never make projects for myself, but this one will be in my purse and pulled out as often as I can find anyone to listen to my bragging: