here) with a mother, father, boy, girl and baby and immediately recognized my own family (of course, my baby is now seven, but that's beside the point!) Actually, I did end up altering the design of the girl.
The how-to details: I first traced the silhouettes onto double-sided fusible interfacing, bonded them with the iron onto black linen and carefully cut them out. I then ironed each silhouette onto colored fabric and machine-stitched them on with black thread. Exact slow sewing but I love the results! I created little frames for each silhouette by sewing the colored fabric on top of layer of plain white cotton underneath to peek out at the edges.The final detail was a unique trim for each "portrait".
The gray linen also just makes the colors pop. Our living room decor is very toned-down with a lot of gray and white and so book just fits in with the surroundings - to be honest, it is the same Ikea gray linen that I used to sew cushion covers!
By the time I sewed the jacket for this album it was already packed full of scrapbook pages of everyday moments, travels, birthdays....memories I want to celebrate and remember.