This is the second vase of garden roses from the other day's play. They are still going mighty strong. I should change the water today to see if I can get them to last longer than usual.
Here's the first arrangement, taken just now. Besides that one in front, these are still looking fresh too.
I found them so inspiring, I decided to try printing out the photos I took oversized for Project Life. These were taken using the TimerCam app my iPhone. They look just fine to me at 8x12, which was impressive for camera photos. The one on the right is blurry because the camera starting falling from it's precarious position on stems and leaves when the timer went off, not due to the quality of photo blown up ;).
Origionally, I had intended to cut up the oversize photo into the weekly pocket spread of 4x6 or 3x4 sections, but then thought I'd try leaving them as an oversized insert first. Over to the sewing machine I went. Thanks to you all and your helpful comments, I recently bought some clear thread to use on the page protectors and I like it very much. I'm not using it for the binding thread, but using even half the white thread makes a difference in the finished look. You can see above that I had started from the wrong end- when sewing page protectors, I find it's best to sew from the bottom up to avoid wrinkles/bubbles. I didn't remove that first bit, just started again from the bottom until it met up.
It worked out fine, even though I got a little "off" on my line. Oops. But do you see how it looks so much more like the original edge there on the left, now that I'm using the clear filiment thread? I haven't decided if I'm going to cut that remaining part off now as I had intended, I might slip something else in there instead...lots of things come to mind, from paper with journaling on it to a dried rose and more. I find it fun to not know where projects are going to end up. Time will tell!!
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