I'm in, I'm in...hopefully just in time for this month! It's been a crazy month of birthdays, but I managed to get January's layout done tonight. Love the different colors of blue and orange for a wintery month. Found a random patterned paper in my stash and just went with it! Embellies are some cute buttons I found in the $1 rack at Michaels last fall; i popped the pin off them and added adhesive foam...cute. Shiny stitching around the photos...pain in my butt, but really adds a nice sparkle. If only the thread would not have broken 90 billion times...
Thanks for looking, now I just have to get 2010's project 12 done!
Got a few projects done for ScrapTales... Working with this fishing line from TPC, which has some nice natural colors. I made a little treat box that would be great to fill for any fisherperson, a birthday, or Father's Day. Hoping to do a heritage layout with these papers if I can find some photos. There are cute metal embellishments that go with the line as well. I hooked (haha) a bobber to the top of the box, but didn't get a great photo of it...check it out at the store.
I love American Crafts for their bright colors and clean lines and papers, and this birthday line called Confetti is no exception. I made two layouts, one of my recent birthday, with some blocks and sewing. The other is of my daughter's first birthday last year...I finally broke down and got a EK scallop punch a couple of weeks ago, so I punched a bunch of scallops and stapled them to the edges. Makes for a very fun look! I did trim the paper down by a 1/16" so it would fit into my paper protectors with no problems. I also used one of the AC buttons...I keep buying them out of the clearance area, they are SO cute.
One of the sheets has some cute birthday sayings and art; I used them for embellishments (love to cut things out with scissors!) and title work. Also made a little birthday card with one of the textured sheets and a mini card on front.
I found this tutorial based off the Pottery Barn ones a few months ago: ValentineChairBackers. Just had to make them, I thought they'd be super sweet at the girls' little table. I also am in love with sewing bags and such.
I even learned how to make a button hole on my machine! I think they turned out stupid cute. I made my own covered buttons as well, which is very fun. One fell apart, but I'll get it fixed. I think I'll let the girls play with them for awhile, then it will be a fun tradition every Valentine's Day. I save up any cards they get in the mail and put them in here so they can open all at once.
Here is Kira's block! I added the white flowery fabric from my stash for the border. It still needs trimmed down another 1/2" or so, but it's done. I'm super happy with how it turned out; I've never done this kind of piecing (or this much piecing!) before. It came together nicely, and I love how the colors and patterns she picked work together...for a slightly nontraditional colored but super lovely heart! I hope she loves it, and I'm very excited to see what the other women have created as well.
I joined a quilt block swap on the MI Natural Parenting Forum that I'm on. I'm super excited to have a little project to make each month. I just got the first set of pretty fabrics and I found an awesome pattern to make. It's a heart, which I thought was appropriate for February, and also for a group of people who have gotten together in the name of friendship and family! http://piecebynumber.com/candyboxheart.htm It's coming together very cute. I just need to find a little more fabric from my stash to make a border.
I'm a SAHM with two beautiful little girls, an awesome husband, two cats, and a house we're slowing making into our dream home.
I love to play with photos and save our memories, and I am fascinated with cutting pieces of fabric and creating something useful and beautiful. Handmade makes me happy.