Monday, December 12, 2016

Those who cannot stitch ...

One day my mother brought over a beautiful scrapbook she purchased on ETSY, I thought "I could make that for less than she paid, I am crafty!" Much to my chagrin $200 later, armed with supplies I set forth to make a scrapbook- and have been getting requests ever since!

These Vintage inspired books are some of my favorite!

I made a "Gardener" Book for the Crones Birthday

complete with a planting box and removable herb markers!
So many friends have ordered books that the Crone has nightmares about having to travel to my City and help me make them!

It is called a gatefold album, each page is a pocket for photo storage with a pull out to display your favorite memories!  

Flip pages, fold outs and diagonal front pockets with cards nestled inside complete the look!
I have completed over 20 books this fall, for endless occasions (Baby's first year, travel, in memory of) and love that I can still have a creative outlet despite not being able to stitch!
The Maiden  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trouble no More

It has been a long time since this blog has seen a cross stitch finish, but the Mother has put an end to our sad situation!  
Toil and Trouble by Plum Street Samplers.

She originally sent the photo with her ironing board cover peeking through and I loved it! Placing fabric behind a piece before framing could be an interesting way of complimenting the project!
The Maiden