Obviously I haven't been in much of a scrapbooking mood lately... so I've been plowing through my large stack of "to-read" books and watching the Avs get closer to coming in last in the league this season... lol. But today I got a few things done. I worked a bit on my Turkey mini album, but there's no way I'll finish it this weekend; I'm just not feeling driven enough. Or rather I should say I'm too distracted by all the things I want to spend time on to focus for long enough. lol. But I'll get there! Here's where I am so far. I messed with the cover a bit and I'm not sure how I feel about the gold but I like the diamond glaze.
The pages themselves are pretty basic - I decided to make the chipboard pages the embellishments. This is more painting, stamping and heat embossing than I've done on any single project for a VERY long time! It's fun, though. I also love envisioning all of the tabs on the album once I get it finished. Should be colorful!
This is the part where I show off my treasures. lol. This weekend I got the shipment of shredded memory foam I ordered to stuff the leather poufs that I bought at a little shop near our hotel. I've wanted some of these for my living room forever but they're hard to find and expensive when I do find them. But I found these beauties for only 10 YTL each (about $6) and I couldn't resist. They're really comfy too! It's hard to see the detail, but here they are in my living room in front of the coffee table:
I also got the pillow cases for the pillows on top of the poufs in Turkey at a little shop right next to our hotel. We saw this type of patchwork everywhere and I love them - they're really fun and different. Here's another view where you can also see some of the painted ceramic balls I got hanging over the patio door.
While I'm at it, I might as well show off an updated view of the wall opposite my couch by my piano where I hang a lot of the treasures from my travels (and a few things Nicole brought back from Yemen and the Congo). I added the big Happy Buddha mask after China and the knife with the mother of pearl sheath and the colored pottery tile covered with nazar are both from Istanbul. I think this wall is now officially full.
It's kind of small, but it's bright and cozy! I love hanging out in my living room.
Also, for those who have asked, here's a view of my upstairs landing with the carpet I bought in Cappadocia:
As I've said... it's not very big, but the colors and pattern are beautiful and I LOVE it!
Okay, time for me to go to bed so I can get up for church in the morning. For some reason having to be up and out of the house before 9am seems soooo much harder on the weekends!