Ramblings about my stitches in cloth, yarn, and life. My many hobbies include (but are not limited to) sewing, decoupage, embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, polymer clay, punch needle, tatting, and quilling.
Check out the MyMemories Page - there are two new freebies available. Hurry, though, as they will only be available until Monday. On my freebie page I try to only use what comes with the kit. Here's my 'only use the template' version.
Here's how I did it:
I started off with the template. I then added a background from a STM Freebie from the week of December 5, 2011. It's named MUnderwood_spunky-back-paisley. I addded it as an embellishment so that it could be moved around to get the best position under the template. The butterflies and heart are from the Photo Shoot Mini Kit I rotated the butterflies a bit, and guesstimated how far down they would need to be in order to not be covered by the flap. I left the back plain.
For the inside, I started with the background from the Sea Memories Kit The flowers are a page element from One True Love Floral Scatters (if you like it, grab it quickly, as I believe it is soon to be retired.) The vellum tag is from another freebie download. The 'vellum' is layered over the flowers, but is opaque, like real vellum, so that the lower layers show through. I wanted two different fonts for the verse, and the reference, so I used two separate text boxes. The swirl embellishment is from SunshineArtz DejaVu Kit and is titled SATZ_DejaVu_peaswirl-01
Somewhere I have a chronological list of things that I've finished that need photos and blog posts. I can't find the list, and I'm probably the only one who cares about what order they were finished in. I finished this crocheted tote a while ago, but haven't used it yet (due to its' needing to be photographed for the blog). It is made out of the plastic sleeves that the newspaper comes in, and some colored grocery bags.
The pattern was easy to follow, and all the pictures were very helpful. It does take a lot of bags. I was collecting the newspaper sleeves for at least a year, and then I still didn't have enough. Ultimately, it was a fun 'green' project, but took too much prep work for me to consider making it again.