Here are my two monthly creations for American Crafts!
FIRST 12 MONTHS
Journaling says: My dear Baby Fox - you are not a baby anymore! These pictures are proof of the big boy we've watched grow and love more than words can express. Every month just keeps getting more fun. Every age is my new favorite. I love looking back through your newborn photos and remembering how small you were. It is so fun to be your mother and teach you things and see you learn and develop. You're walking and nearly running! My how babies grow up fast! I love you Fox!
How to: The inspiration for this layout comes from this quilt from the Moda Bake Shop:
To create the circles, I had to design a 2 3/4" circle template in Adobe Illustrator and then printed it out (this is actual size if you want to print and use it yourself).
Then I cut out just the inside part, placed it over a 2 3/4" circle of cardstock, added glue to the empty spots, placed patterned paper circles over the glue (each circle punched from patterned paper is 2 1/8"), then trimmed the excess.
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, tearaway strip, epoxy brads, chipboard label, tags, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's twine: The Twinery; Stickers: American Crafts (foam numbers), Cosmo Cricket (mini alphabet), Making Memories (numbers); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Circle cutter: Martha Stewart Crafts; Punches: Fiskars (corner rounder), Martha Stewart Crafts (pinked circle), Marvy Uchida (circle)
How to: The inspiration for this layout came from a bench that my dad made and weaved himself:
It's a different pattern than I've ever tried before - usually I just go over under over under, but this one is three over, three under, repeat. I sewed around and around and around the strips in concentric squares - or really more like a square-shaped spiral. Gives it that quilt look I love! I definitely don't feel like this layout is finished, but I'm afraid to add anything else because it's already so busy and I don't want to cover up any more of the weaving. It's a dilemma.
Supplies: Cardstock, tearaway strips, foam letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Chipboard borders: Crate Paper; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark