Thursday, September 29, 2011

toilet paper roll mini book

I have heard all about how to make toilet paper rolls into little mini books.  Now I hate to miss out on something.  So, last night I created my own version.  I added a spine using sticky back canvas.  This little book is a gift for a friend who just got her new puppy. 

She is already training to be an HRD Search and Rescue dog.  She is a beauty too, at 11 weeks.  Her name is Rue.  Because I really am not that good at taking pictures of my work and Rue is a black giant Schnauzer it is a bit difficult to see how darling she is.  I will be meeting my newest little member this weekend.  I am very excited.  I think the best part about friends puppies is you get to play with them, spoil them and then when it's time for their nap or they make a mess it's all about leaving them with their Mom's.  I guess just like human children.  Being an Aunt has it's perks. 

Here is the cover.

Ok, here is a picture you can see fairly well.  See she is a darlin.


I left quite a few pages open so as she takes pictures she can add them to the book.  The tags are places she can add more pictures or a little journaling. 

This tag is of her father.  Pretty impressive, right?  He is working on Schutzhund training. 
He is jumping into a tree to grab the bite sleeve his trainer is holding out for him.  There is
a you tube video on it and all I can say is WOW.

Here is a picture of her and some of her littler mates at around 2 weeks.  So cute.

This is a picture of mom.  She had to have a cesarean to give birth to these little darlings.  She is a trooper.  If I had to have surgery, there is no way anyone even my darling children would be near where they had to cut. 

This is Rue sitting on the gear her handler will be bringing into the field during both trainings and missions once she is certified.  I believe that is a lap pillow for laptops she is sitting on.  She is still very little.  Can you believe in just a few short months she will have the size of her father and mother. 

This is the back of the book.  Turned out very sweet.  I am pretty happy on how it turned out.  I think she will love it. 

There is one last picture of the spine.  This is where the sticky back canvas came in.  Got to love that stuff. 
Well have fun making your own version of the toilet paper mini books.  I am still a bit amazed that of all things, toilet rolls could be the base of such a fun little creation.  Have fun and if you have any questions please fill free to ask away.


Lillian Mederak said...

Love what you did with the TP rolls Tracy...
cute puppy too

teri said...

Tracy, thanks so much for teaching me how to do this. I have several of these to put together, and now I know how to do it!! xo