I made this little photo album this week for a friend who had a 40th a few weeks back that I couldn't get to. The destructions are on this blog HERE. Love her books,do check out her blog for some great tutorials.
The papers are K&Co.
It is basically pieces of chipboard (covered) that wrap around a bunch of envelopes that are stuck together.
In each of the envelopes is a tag, I've used photos that other friends took of the party to fill the tags.
So now onto my main task this week. The bags...thankyou to everyone who sent good wishes last week, and especially to those who donated, money and fabric..
For those who enquired about buying the bags, sorry but they are not for sale. The children that the aid is going to have absolutely nothing, and while the vans will be full of furniture and nappies and clothes and dried food etc it's important that the kids have a little something just for them...last year I made toys, this year bags...so the bags are not being sold to raise money they are going direct to the kids. They will each be filled with colouring books,toys and sweets.
Here is the design I chose to do, its a pretty simple tote bag. Using denim from the legs of the jeans, plus a pocket stitched on the front.
The straps are made from the stripped out seams of the legs, the fastener uses the section from the button fly.
The back is more denim, here you can see where I have pieced it together.
and here are the first 9 done. I have stitched enough linings for another 11 bags, and will hopefully have enough denim. So fingers crossed I will get 20 done, anymore will depend on what fabric I can get hold of.
Here you can see all the different linings. It's been a great excuse to use up pretty much all my old fabric.