Monday, 8 July 2013

A heart-full of thanks and one OPAM

Finally the summer has arrived and it has been so nice to enjoy the nice warm weather this week-end. The kids have had a great time playing outside and in the paddling pool! We have picked our first yummy strawberries and raspberries from the garden. And I have done a lot of baking again: cupacakes and bread this week-end.

This week-end was also the wedding of Mr Cars' best teacher in the world. He is so happy with her and absolutely raves about her so I thought I'd made a little present for him to give her when she returns back next week. I had some heart blocks from a swap I did in 2006. 
The "Raggedy" Hearts are made to be cut in 4 and sewn back together again (same principle as the bull eyes blocks). Of course my blocks have been patiently waiting since I got them about 7 years ago... Anyway I though they would be ideal to be used for a wedding photo album cover. I made up 2 hearts from 8 of the blocks I had

I used this great video tutorial from Darling Adventures to make a journal cover. There is a journal sew along on Flicker based on this tutorial, running right now and finishing today so I will add my entry right away! I adapted the measurement to my photo album for the 2 blocks and cut out some pink stripes to make a spine for my album. And then I used the outside piece to make the cover as described in the video with 2 inside slaps.

And this is a sweet little photo album for the Best Teacher in the World! to keep her sweet memories of her special day.

I managed to kill not 2 but 3 "targets" with one "album" actually because incredibly, this is one OPAM for July (already!). And the July Challenge for the London Modern Quilt Guild for which the meeting was held yesterday with lovely people from Liberty fabrics, was a journal cover so of course I show off my photo album!
Linking to Let's Get Acquainted Monday, Sew Cute Tuesday and Sew Darn Crafty.


  1. Great wedding gift! The heart blocks are perfect, like they were waiting for this occasion!

  2. Loved it and is was a pleasure to meet you Celine!

  3. what a great gift. I'm sure she will treasure it.


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