Having three little girls around the house you can imagine how many cute clothes I always seem to have lying around the house. When the girls have finally out grown them, the really special ones I pack away because I just can't seem to get rid of them...I must be too attached to them. The ones that are cute but I can part with, instead of selling them for a $1.00 at a garage sale, I started to use them in my kids journals. If you think about it, there are so many cute parts of a dress or a shirt vs. the entire dress being really cute and wanting to save. Also, I was cleaning my craft closet and I gathered some items to incorporate into the journal for instance, greeting cards, paper dolls from a swap I participated in, fabric scraps and other bits and bobs. I made the covers out of some cardboard that was in the garage. The red polka dot pocket on the journal was ripped right off a dress that Lucy just out grew.
Miss Olivia dreams of going to Paris and I had this old greeting card that I was saving and I thought it was perfect to use since Olivia was already wearing a beret. Doesn't it look like she is posing in front of the Eiffel Tower?
This spread of Lily-grace is in the center of the journal and the background is from another one of Lucy's dresses she sadly just out grew. I love the graphics of the girl in the hot air balloon. Isn't she sweet? I cut out that rose that Lily-Grace is holding from a subscription card in Romantic Homes that I have been holding on to. That red and white striped fabric is from the leg on one of Lucy's diaper covers and that crochet trim is from one of my kitchen towels that was unraveling. I thought it needed to be rescued before it totally unraveled.
My sweet little Lucy needed to be turned into a little flower from some old scraps of fabric.