We have a pretty neat wedding scrapbook going. I consider it still “going” because I’ve been keeping this box of little keepsakes and cards that I wanted to add to the book. The biggest problem was how to add greeting cards to it. If I shoved them all in one or a couple big pockets, it would be super bulky, and the cards are always falling out. But I recently had a brainstorm, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
I took some 12×12 page protectors I already had, laid the cards out, and then drew out the separating lines. I sewed along the lines to make custom shaped pockets. I carefully cut a slit to make the lower pockets, and then added some decorative tape to the gnarly plastic edge. Then I added the cards in, and put a little piece of tape to hold things in place.
All the cards lay pretty flat in the book, and we are still able to take them out and read them for years to come!
I was going through my sewing patterns, and I decided to whip up a couple of quick purses and make-up bags. I needed a new one, and its also nice to have a few sewed up for gifts and such. I love that cherry fabric. So summery!
Are you sewing up anything fun for the summer?
Its not exactly warm blanket weather, but long summer evenings are good craft time for me. After our evening walks, and we are settled back inside, and the last of the day’s light still comes through the windows. Right now, I am working on another crochet blanket, this time a ripple pattern.
My latest granny square blanket! In the past, I usually just sew my squares together with needle and yarn, but I tried joining them with a single crochet this time. I know there are lots of fancy ways to join squares, so I figured I might as well start working my way up. I really love how it turned out, especially the colors. What are you working on lately?
I love how this quilt turned out! All the fabric was found in my fabric stash, and I think the blues, greens, oranges, and blues work really well together. The back is made from a soft striped flannel. I finished it with little white ties in the center and corners of each square. Now only three quilts left to finish!
I love this embroidery pattern. I feel like its says- you are my best friend and you are always there for me- but with farm animals instead of words.
I started this pattern while I was sick the other week. I still like to feel at least a little productive while I’m stuck on the couch. It reminded me of my younger sick days, and I would cross stitch while watching movies. Its just enough project to keep you busy, but not too much that it makes your fuzzy head hurt more.
One down! All finished. A t-shirt quilt, comprised mostly of my extensive 4th grade Olympics shirt collection. I organized it in a lighter to darker color pattern going diagonally.
I finished it with a blue floral backing and binding. The binding probably took me the longest, since I did it by hand, and got a cold right in the middle that slowed me down. I added some little white ties to hold it all together. The batting is not too thick, so it feels like a light summer quilt. Totally picnic ready.
I have one more t-shirt quilt that needs a back, and one already made in the closet. They will be great fort material someday.
I feel like I’m getting fairly good at knitting dishcloths. My hand/yarn coordination is still a little rough (so if you have any tips/good youtube videos, please let me know), but surely I’ll get better with more practice. Now I want to try my hand at an easy knit hat pattern! Emphasis on easy. These two are cute options, and hopefully, very forgiving.
I’ve sewed up three quilt tops in the past week. I’m definitely on a roll. Two are quilts made from some scrap fabric, and one is another t-shirt quilt. Then, I’ll have just like a half dozen whole quilts to actually finish. I’m feeling confident at this point, but that may change soon. What are you making lately?