I'm continuing to make progress on this autumn minibook even though the San Diego weather is hardly cooperating. I'm looking forward to October and November, that is for sure.
I brought the red envelope up to the front because I had a personal story that I wanted to include. I'm not ready to share the text with the world so it got tucked right inside. I love envelopes in minibooks for exactly this reason (though they are also a great place to just hold long stories - see this post.)
On the back of the envelope, I added a photo of a pumpkin that I recently bought at the grocery store. I should probably add a bit of text below it to explain a bit more...
I cut down one of my text pieces from last week so it would fit in the book. (I actually glued things wrong so this is really two pieces from two separate paintings.) And then I sewed around a 4x6 piece of plastic packaging to add some gold stars as their own page. I love adding transparent pages for extra details.
I filmed a video that showed me working on this update. And then I sped it up to four times the normal speed. And then I put Trans-Siberian Orchestra's First Snow over it. For some reason I find the whole thing hilarious. Like I laugh out loud while I watch it. (I've been living alone for too long, no doubt.)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy. It's super quick.
Still need an autumn minibook? Pick one up with a copper or white cover. Working on an autumn minibook? Join the flickr group and grab a badge for your blog! See the start of this book here and the second update here.
p.s. this is my paper cutter and I hate to be dramatic, but it saved my crafting life.