Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shabby Chic Camera mini album...

 Happy Birthday Suzie! Hey everyone! Here is something else that I made for Suzie for her birthday which is today as a matter of fact! Woo Hoo! Like I said in my last post Fiona was the lady that I watched making one of these and just had to make one for Suzie. Fiona had actually used a balsa box..like the ones that you get at Michael's but after looking high and low for one I couldn't find one anywhere and was so disappointed and had started working on something else when all of the sudden it was like Fiona had read my mind and she did a video on how to make your own. I used a little bit different material to construct mine and my measurements are different but none the less I did it! (you get a peep at Suzie's husband Don in the camera lens. He is the one that's always taking pictures of us when I visit them so I felt that it was only appropriate that he be in the spotlight of the lens)
 At the time I didn't have any of the gorgeous laces that she used so I had to go with what I had and this was it. I really love how it turned out though.
 I was in the middle of making this one night and it was the wee hours of the morning. I was having so much fun that I didn't want to go to bed. My mind was going 90 to nothing as I fell asleep that night morning thinking of what kind of goodies I was going to put on it and I couldn't fall asleep until I had that all worked out in my head.
As you can see in the back it opens up and I filled it full of my pictures from my trip to Oklahoma last year after I took these pictures to share with you all. I hope that she enjoys it as much as I did making it. Matter of fact....I have a couple more going right now that I can't hardly wait to get to today! I have some new laces and such that I found too and have been taking pictures of the process in case anyone wants a tutorial on how I made it and what my measurements were. Of you can go to jennings644 and watch Fiona make one. I may post my tutorial anyway because my measurements are a bit different and lots of you like looking at the blog but chose to remain silent so since I can't read minds and I see that my tutorials get the most traffic then I guess I'll post one for you all. It would be nice if you would give me some feedback on things though.
Have a great day everyone and I think I have something else to show you...two more things I believe.
Oh and thank you again Fiona for so much inspiration!


  1. Robin, these are so precious.. I adore the one you made me.. and to think you constructed the entire camera ! I have never seen a balsa wood one, but you made these look so real. Theone you made me, with Dons pix in the lens was perfect.. I pulled out the pictures (it felt very much like a Poloroid moment.. each picture brought back so many memories and laughs and giggles.. JoJO and Bettie loved them.. The were in awe of your projects. Thank you so much for your gift of love !

  2. Your so welcome! I really enjoyed making it and so glad that your enjoying it as well. Love you!