In my never ending quest to be buried alive by books, I picked up the hilarious book Makoto's Cross-Stitch Super Collection. It is so funny and full of small charts that are funny and simple enough for a beginner x-stitcher such as myself, as well as some modern project ideas. Anyway, I've done a couple of the charts for little things like bookmarks and then while flipping through it one day, was inspired!
I had been in a bit of a slump and had to make a book for the One Tiny Book swap over on Craftster, and this seemed a perfect time to attempt to combine fabric and paper!
...and the front and back cover, octopus is yet another Dollar Tree Treasure!
This project was VERY time consuming due to all the stitching and waiting for glue and paint to dry, but absolutely worth it! I will definitely do it again with another theme in the near future :)