Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Few Finished Projects and a Reminder.....

I recently gave you a sneak peek at a project I was working on and yesterday I finished it. This sweet 4 x 6 photo album is going out to a friend who is going to be a first time grandmother. Every grandmother NEEDS a brag book. It is a must have with you at all times accessory! Click on any photo to enlarge for detail viewing.The outside cover is made from cotton batting in a natural color, which is a bit creamy, embellished with pink french knots. The vintage storybook graphic of the lamb on the front is printed on muslin with a few embroidery highlights. The image is framed by vintage lace and old shell buttons. The edging is done in a blanket stitch, with soft pink velvet ribbon as a tie closure.For the inside front and back covers, I scanned an old sheet of vintage baby gift wrap and printed it on muslin. The little lambs are so adorable!The first page has a place to record the name, date of birth, weight, and length of the new baby. All the other pages have a pink polka dot background paper with photo corners for easy mounting. This album holds 3 x 5 photos. I have included a clear template to position over larger photos for easy cropping. I sent out the package from my recent give away. Here is the mini journal I sent with it. I forgot to post the photo when I completed it. I also sent along a couple of fashion inspired tags.
Speaking of Give Aways, remember to mark you calendars for my upcoming Spirit of Giving Christmas Give Aways! They will begin on Thanksgiving day! I will be holding four Give Away Events on the following dates: November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18. These will be one day sign ups with the winners announced on the Friday after each sign up. Did you catch that "s" in winners? Yes there will be more than one winner for each give away!

Each week I plan to have a theme, a tutorial related to that theme, and a few holiday hint, recipes, and such thrown into the mix. I hope you will join me in spreading a bit of Christmas cheer!

NOTE: I can't remember who asked about the snowman in the above photo but, yes, I did make him and the scarf he is sitting on. He was a part of a give away package last Christmas. Would anyone like to learn to make him? If so, I may be able to add him and a few other related items to the tutorials.

Yesterday I worked on birds nest broaches and completed eight of them.
Thanks to the generosity of Dawn, who shared the sweet bird image, I have the perfect background for packaging them! Dawn thank you so much for sharing this adorable image! I love the tiny bird peeking out from behind my pins! I printed the image out in 3 x 5 size on white card stock. After trimming them apart I inked the edges and mounted the images to colored card stock. I punched a small hole where the pin back would be and clipped the pin to the card. I plan to present these in clear cellophane bags with some shredded paper in the bottom of the bag. I am in the process of making some little burlap tags to attach to the top of each bag.

Today I plan to finish a collage piece that I had to put aside and begin working on the rest of the tutorials for the Christmas Give Aways. I hope you all have an enjoyable Saturday before you!

Miss Sandy


Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet photo album. Your talent simply amazes me. I would love to learn how to make that cute little snowman! Can't wait to see your next giveaway!

Anonymous said...

You have amazing talent. Thanks for sharing all these sweet photos of your crafts. Have a great weekend.

Susie said...

That little brag book is so cute! The recipient is going to love it. You sure do beautiful work.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a wonderful idea! I've never had a brag book and now I have an idea how to make one.

Yes, I'd love to know how you made the snowman.

You're right, that little image perfectly complements the nest pins that you are making...just sweet!

Are you opening an Etsy store soon? :D

Cindy Is Crafty said...

That little book is the sweetest. She is going to love it. I think you have found your niche...bookmaking! errr...journal making, that is!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Miss Sandy, the grandma's brag book is just the sweetest. I love all the little detailed work you did on it! So perfect!

The Feathered Nest said...

O.My.Goodness....Sandy you are incredible!!! The little album is the most precious thing I've ever seen!!! and the tags...the pins, the way that you're packaging them, ALL OF IT is so wonderful! You go girl, use that talent and create your heart out because you are definitely talented!!! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

KathyB. said...

I agree with Dawn, not only are you creative, your packaging is too. I am grateful to you for sharing your pictures and how-to's ! I still love, love, love, the bird's nest pins!

bluemuf said...

Miss Sandy, all I can say is WoW...

You have certainly been busy and what lovely items you are creating.

Your Grandmother books is so special and the recipient will love it.

And yes, I would love to learn how to make your delightful snowman, I was the one who inquired about him.

Hugs Karen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely adore the brag book.

The packaging for your brag books are lovely.

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