Another gift I gave recently was this “Pear Portfolio Pad.” It was a kit over at Connecting Threads and I thought it would be a good birthday present for my mom. Even with all of the pieces and padding, it only took an afternoon to sew together. I was pretty pleased with myself because usually I have a hard time sewing projects with multiple linings. I hope I am getting better at it!
It is a good time to check in about my fabric stash progress too:
Used over the past few weeks: 10 yards
Used year to Date: 15 yards
Added Recently: 13 yards
Added Year to Date: 15 yards
Destashed Year to Date: 5 yards
Net Out of Stash for 2012: 5 yards
Still ahead of the fabric stash, but I did end up buying most of the fabric for recent sewing projects. Hopefully the rest of the year I can just use the stash!
Yesterday I went to an all day scrapbooking crop. I was able to catch up on some of my own scrapbook pages, but the main theme of the day was babies. First, I put together the 8″ by 8″ album from the baby shower last month. I included the handwritten notes from the guests and photos from the day. Just some simple embellishments to highlight the album. Here is one of the pages as an example:
I will take the album with me on my first visit to see the new baby and proud parents. Still a few weeks out from the due date, so I feel ahead! Then I created a few cards from the leftover scraps. Simple stamping and patterned paper made for some cute cards:
That second card is actually a long rectangle (4″ by 9″) and ended up being gender neutral. Now I am set on baby cards for awhile. Off to go work on some regular cards in my craft room now!