Monday, April 9, 2012

A bit of a tutorial....sort of


















Happpppppppy monday!  How was your Easter?  Ours was very low key, just the three of us together.  I hestitatingly have a bit of a tutorial to share today.  I say that rather shyly because I am not very good at them.  My pictures are horrible and I am sure I forgot a step or two but with your encouragement I am ready to share.  Hopefully I will get better at these as time goes on.  PLEASE let me know what you think.  Today I woke up and all be it quite cloudy it was sooo much warmer than it has been.  It reminded me that my gardening is right around the corner and my flowers will be peeking out soon.  I was inspired to try my hand at a gardening pocket.  As you can see in the first pic we have an average file folder...I basically cut it in half, decided on the papers I wanted to cover it with and cut them to size, and than stitched it up.   I also used my 1 3/4 circle punch and punched a half circle at the top for some detail.   Now there are NO rules to these...you can go smaller or bigger...depending on what you have in mind to tuck inside.   I knew that I would be using quite large tags...almost card size really and needed a good size pocket.   Also brain storm and have fun coming up with a theme.....so many to choose from.   That is where I usually start.....than I go crazy going through my drawers and cubbies finding things that make good companions to the theme.   This is such a good way to use up bits of this and that.    So from there... I just laid my items out on the pocket as you can see in the 5th pic....playing around with placement.    Than went to work adhering everything...  that is where I ran into TROUBLE.   It always happens....MR. BAILEY decided that he must partake of my lap.   This cat does not take NO for an anwer ladies.   This pic of him is a close up of him IN MY LAP.   He trys to sneak into it from all angles.   I usually give up and give him a bit of cuddle time.    Sigh....he is just too cute to say no too.    Well as you can see the file folder pocket is very easy to do.   Once I had it done...it was time to have fun making up tags.   I just love to use layers of things together.....this one has many shades of pink...which was my main color.   lots of butterflies...a few birdies....images of flowers and seed packets.   Just have fun..that is what it is about.  I hope you enjoyed.....let me know if you try one!    I am off to make some dinner for me and son.  Before I go thank you to all that wished me well.  I am just about over it!   Hugs, cherry

19 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a cute idea!! I loveeeeeeee how it turned out!!!

Sandy said...

I loved seeing your tutorial and the pretty kitty.

Ros said...

Brilliant!! I love your pockets and your tutorial is lovely as is your cat!! those little gloves are just so sweet!! TFS .. have a good day

pattyo said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Just look at the oodles of goodness with this pocket! I love those litle gardening gloves--wherever did you find them?! With our mild winter, our spring flowers bloomed early and have now dried up but the azaelas are getting ready to bloom. Too funny with your cat--my dog is always on my lap if I'm sitting anywhere!

pattyo said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Just look at the oodles of goodness with this pocket! I love those litle gardening gloves--wherever did you find them?! With our mild winter, our spring flowers bloomed early and have now dried up but the azaelas are getting ready to bloom. Too funny with your cat--my dog is always on my lap if I'm sitting anywhere!

NancyB said...

Thanks for the tutorial - it was exactly what I was looking for! Now I will try my hand at making one! Yours turned out beautiful - thanks again!

kolleen said...

Glad you are feeling better. You are one talented lady! I absolutely adore your pockets. I have made a few myself but yours are stunning. Thank you so much for the tutorial! That takes alot of work to do. I appreciate the effort. Take care.

cnelson said...

So glad you are feeling better! This is just GORGEOUS! Thanks for the fab tutorial!

Rebekah said...

WOW!
Thanks for sharing your tutorial! love to see a peak into your creative process. Love your pockets and tags!They are so wonderful keep them coming.

Artificial Grass London said...

Its very lovely and impressive tutorials share with us. Its very easy to make at home as well as I love this flowers, lace and so on. Keep it up!!

jacirascrap said...

Nossa...obrigada pelo passo a passo...Seus bolsos são incríveis! E ve-los sendo construídos é uma grande sorte! Sua criatividade e sua beleza é demais!

Something Special said...

with every picture, it just kept getting better and better. I love what you do!

Rebecca Mosher said...

This is gorgeous! I wouldn't be afraid of posting tutorials in the future, this is great.

Paperesse said...

What lovely work!!! The little touches of black in the butterfly, in the trim around the bird, with the pink rose and the rick rack embellishment all go together so well. I admire your work and have taken the liberty of putting a link to your blog on my own new one. If that's not okay, please let me know.

Ruth S said...

Love all your touches Cherry - this is a really fun pocket with those cute cards layered full of accents ;)
Thansk for the tutorial, Rx

Glamour said...

WoW! love all your items......
I can't wait to get to my craft room and try to put together something like yours!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, thanks for the step-by-steps, Cherry! You did a wonderful job with your tutorial, and your pictures are fabulous, never worry about that. Love to "see" your process. I can follow for just so far, then I get lost in your amazing detailing. You are such a master at that!!

ileyssilver said...

Would love to know the measurements. Was the bottom on a fold?I am in love with this pocket and keep going back for more.

ileyssilver said...

Would love to know the measurements. Was the bottom on a fold?I am in love with this pocket and keep going back for more.