Saturday, 24 February 2018

Free on Friday 23 February 2018 and latest makes

I have been sorting out some fabric and part finished crafts from when I was working with the elderly.  I covered the folder on the left with two cushion covers (the craft was to decorate that plain patch you can see).  I cut off the long edge on both covers and attached them together by hand sewing while they were in position on the folder.  Before I sewed them together I covered the cardboard cover with scraps of fleece fabric to give some padding.  I finished with 3 buttons on the spine.  For the inside of the folder I made some pages with 12 x 12 paper and some pocket pages.

I bought a Tim Holtz Stamping Platform a week or so ago.  The cover was an additional expense so I thought I would make my own.  Using some left over bags I made for my elderly craft group, I made a bag with double layers of that material and some soft furry fabric.  The finished bag fits in a calico bag I have had for some  time but not used.

I bought some pocket pages some time ago to store small images in.  I kept them in a storage box, but every time I tried to go through them the images kept falling out.  I store the bigger images in a Papermania folder, but the images tend to gall to the bottom making it bulky.  So for my padded folder and the folder above I made my pages by scoring 12 x 12 paper at 10 inches for the top and 9 inches for the side.  Then I stuck the pocket page on top and punched two holes along the side.  The pocket page does show at the bottom, but I suppose I could have joined two pieces of card together Then the flaps are folded over making the images more secure and easier to look through.

I hope that wasn't totally confusing!

Now for today's freebies:

I hope you like these pretty young ladies.  
Until next time, take care x


Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely and practical project, Angela. Blessing hugs, Teresa

Edwina said...

These are so beautiful! Thank you. Edwina Brown