Thursday, September 17, 2015

(Linen & Fabric Photo Album)
Fall is near . . .  but Summer is STILL here!  : )

                                                                  Linen and fabric photo Album (about 9"X6")

As I peruse Blogland a little bit, I see posts of pumpkins, blazing fall trees and Autumn décor ~
There's talk of it "finally cooling down", and  "easing in" to the times of holiday seasons.
Well - -not quite yet for me. : ) Not. Quite. Yet!

I believed I mentioned earlier that our Colorado Winter's are very looong~
I still want to enjoy the warm Summer days; it is my favorite time of year.  I never like to let it go~

We ARE experiencing chilly (I call it "sweatshirt") mornings! But days are often in the  80's.
I'll take it please.  As long as I can.  But the cooler weather IS on it's way and soon I'm afraid.
Oh, I know I will "yield" to the Autumn, to the holiday seasons, and the cold air  that finally drives me inside. . . . but for now - I will gladly BASK in the sunshine; and soak in all I can!

This is a linen photo album I made in July of last year,  and gave to very dear friend~
I was inspired by some of the creations of Lilla @ (click here>) and 
Susie Q @ ( > )  I love to be inspired by their works~
This album contains vintage lace, buttons, hankies, doilies, netting, tulle; cheesecloth etc.;  and there is also some new fabrics & misc. mixed in~ I did some rubber stamping too~ It ties closed w/the wide silk ribbon.
The 'photo's'  inside are only 'suggestions'/place holders  printed on paper. Some are images for Maja Design (>) and some are actual family pics.   (can you find me?)

             Just a close-up of the front top corner.

                     First pages~

           Here are a few pockets to hold photo's, ephemera and memorabilia.

I am smiling, almost laughing right now! Because as of today, I do not have any followers except . . . me! : )  So I'm just talking to myself! as I'm saying all this stuff - : J    But that may not always be the case, so,  Hmmm! . . .  I can 'express my self to no one'  in hopes that someday someone will hear me! ; ) HA! all in fun~
Blessings to you for a beautiful week-end~


  1. Hi Karen, Yes, I know that feeling, but keep it up and you'll get visitors before long. That's what I found, too, in the beginning. But even if you have one follower you have an audience to speak to. Your lace book is simply divine. I love your old images. All the best

  2. Your lace book is absolutely beautiful!
    XO Marie

    1. Coming from you that means so much Marie; Thank you!

  3. Gorgeous book dear Karen! xx Wen
    Ps: it helps if you put a followers gadget on your sidebar. Please feel free to ask my help if you don't know how to add it, I'll be happy to help you getting more followers! My email is

    1. I think you will be hearing from me soon! ; ) Thanks Wen~

  4. Hello dear Karen , and I`m smiling ,because I found you , and so enjoy visiting .
    Your book is a stunning piece of work, and you use the most beautiful old laces here,
    and lovely little adds of messages, buttons, and more.
    I love what you are creating, Karen, and am also happy for your pm , you will soon here from me, dear !
    Hugs, Dorthe

    1. I have so much to be thankful for in blogging Dorthe; new friends like you! and chance to see so many wonderful blogs of inspiration and vintage style~ Thank you for commenting! Have a wonderful day~ Karen O