the story of: making your story book
This month's story is YOUR story, and to properly tell most stories, you need lots of time. But sometimes, it's more important to just get the story told, even if it's the short version. And that's what this little book does. Each page of the book is an envelope. It can hold a little or a lot, depending on the size of your envelopes and what all you decide to include. However you tell your story, this is a fun way to do so.
Here's what you need:
Envelopes (mine are tiny #1 coin envelopes, but you could use larger)
Cards or paper
Cut a strip of fabric that will be a little narrower that the envelopes. Iron the fusible interfacing to the back. My strip is wide enough to cut two long strips from this.
Cut the strips to about 2 inches long.
Peel the backing paper off of the interfacing, then fold each strip in half over the sealed end of an envelope, leaving a tab of fabric free from the envelope. Iron the fabric. This will fuse it to the envelope, and itself. Repeat this with each envelope.
Stack all of the envelopes together, making sure that the flaps are going the direction you want. With embroidery floss and a sharp needle, sew through the tabs of fabric. Tie a knot or a cute bow.
On the cards or paper, write down the parts of your story that you want to include.
Slide them into the envelopes.
Add a title, and share your story!
In mine, I'm including some big things, like "When I was 4 days old, I came home to my forever family", "I learned to love Jesus when I was still a little girl", and "I found my love of embroidery while working at the library."
Who will your share your story book with?