Archives for category: Scrapbooking

I’ve been super busy with Thanksgiving, traveling, and work, but I’ve managed to get a few hours of craftiness in!

My mom asked me to make her some little pouches to corral stuff in her purse. I picked out this Cloud Nine Pots and Jugs fabric for her because she and my dad used to live in Nigeria and she collected all kinds of beautiful African pottery while they were there! She wanted bright colors that she can easily spot within her purse – I think the turquoise with hot pink zippers will be pretty easy to spot!

I started making a table runner for my brother and sister-in-law with a scrappy Christmas tree motif, but I decided I loved the tree so much I’m making it into a mini quilt for myself! I’ll have to make them something else instead. I really had fun quilting this little guy (which is only about 10″ x 13″). My favorite part is the little bit of selvedge with the word “Deck the Halls” and a bunch of number dots!

I’ve also been working on a December Daily scrapbook/photo journal. I’m doing it mainly digitally, but will add some other stuff as well. I am using Ali Edwards’ digital templates to create a 6″ x 8″ album – the templates make it SUPER easy to easily crop photos to the right sizes and create pages quickly! (Although I always end up changing it – adding photos or removing some o the text that her templates come with. But it would be super quick if I stopped trying to change the templates!) Here’s a few of the pages I’ve done so far:

I haven’t done scrapbooking (digital or otherwise) in forever so it’s nice to get back to it!

Here’s how I did on my weekend to-do list:

1. Baste Maddie’s graduation quilt – finished!

2. Start quilting Maddie’s quilt – yup, I’m about halfway done! It’s exhausting just moving a quilt this big around. Especially when my house is 86 degrees and I’m UNDER the quilt half the time! I’m hoping I can finish tonight or tomorrow, will post pictures soon!

3. Refill allergy med prescriptions – nope. Apparently all my prescriptions are expired. Will have to call the doctor today.

4. Do laundry – done, but not folded yet.

5. Change bike tubes – nope. Need a friend to help me out with that one.

6. Take a yoga class – nope. But I did do cardio at the gym.

7. Hopefully get started on the backing for my rainbow New Wave quilt – started, but not finished. Probably won’t have time to finish this one

8. Take Fenway to the vet for a pre-flight checkup – yup, and he has a bacterial infection in his tummy, poor little guy. He should be fine by our Friday flight, though.

9. Get all my work projects under control – that’s really for this week, not the weekend, so remains to be seen how I’ll do this.

On a mostly unrelated note, I’m really focusing my crafty attention on quilting right now, but I’m thinking about doing this Week in the Life scrapbooking project from Ali Edwards’ blog. I’ve gotten out of scrapbooking lately, I mostly do a little creative journaling/collage and mini scrapbooks of trips and weddings if anything, but I really like the idea of capturing so much ORDINARY life in photos and words. And summer in Boulder is so beautiful and fun, it’d be nice to capture that! Are there any other quilters who also scrapbook out there? Has anyone done a Week in the Life album before?