Getting Ready for Mother’s Day with Petaloo : Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour with Tips
Hello, Friends! My head is absolutely refusing to believe that it’s already May! And you know what that means: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I’m getting ready for the “big day” with a little help from Petaloo and Kaisercraft. I think you’re going to enjoy my Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour. It’s loaded with vintage goodness!
Making these little folios is completely addictive. For this 5″ x 7″ folio, I adapted a tutorial that you can find HERE. It’s the same basic design, but this time I added in a side pocket page.
Friendship is Sewn with Love and Stitched with Kindness: the story behind the project
(Yes…this is a personal story. Feel free to skip ahead and look at the pretty pictures!)
Since both my precious mom and my mother in law are now residing in Heaven, I use Mother’s Day as a way to reach out to other special women in my life. This year, I made this vintage style sewing themed folio for a dear friend from high school.
Karen and I shared a lot of common interests despite the fact that she was on the math/science track and I was on the writing/Language/Literature trail. We were in marching band together, worked on the school newspaper and were co-editors of our high school yearbook. Karen was precise, logical and methodical. I was free-spirited, fueled by inspiration and spontaneous. Somehow, that combination worked!
We remained friends after graduation, but then lost track of one another after marriage. But thanks to the magic of Facebook, I was able to find her a couple years ago, and our reunion was as sweet and refreshing as our friendship had always been.
About a week ago, I received a surprise package in the mail. Karen, who is a master quilter (check out her blog HERE and you will see what I am talking about!) made me a quilt! She remembered how much I love the lilacs back in Vermont during the springtime, so she titled it “Lilacs in the Spring.” I confess…I got all choked up when I saw this gorgeous quilt. And that is why Karen is my Mother’s Day gift recipient this year.
Sew Much Love Video Tour on YouTube
It’s hard to capture this very interactive folio with still photos, so I’ve created a short YouTube video tour for you. I also share some fun tips that you can use in your own crafting adventures.
A Few Details
Pockets are fun way to add an interactive element to any project. For the front of this cover, I created a dimensional pocket and then filled it with a pretty tag and a hand stamped vintage style button card. (I’ll share links to all the products below.)
Add ribbon, small charms and buttons to the spine for even more fun.
Velvet pansies add wonderful texture to the pages.
Folios and photo mounts are held together with a decorative belly band.
A slit pocket inside a larger pocket is a great place to tuck small tickets and tags.
I tucked little vintage treasures everywhere throughout the folio.
And the Mademoiselle papers from Kaisercraft carry the sewing theme beautifully!
I added a simple waterfall feature for photos.
And managed to sneak in one more little pocket filled with a vintage button card.
Smaller pockets are decorated and filled with tags.
A handmade gift is the very best way I know of to say I love you. So get out your scissors, glue, pretty papers and beautiful Petaloo posies and make something special for mom.
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