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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Organizer Part Two

Here is the Part Two of the Mother's Day recipe and magazine clippings album that I promised a few weeks ago.  If you missed Part One of the inside of the album, you can see that post here.  I shared how I covered the album, and what I included on the inside to organize favorite articles and clippings.  

DIY Storage Organizer for Magazine clippings, Mother's Day gift idea

  I made the flowers from the same fabric that I used to cover the album.  To make sure I had the exact color white for the flowers, I simple used the back side of the printed fabric. 

DIY Storage Organizer for Magazine clippings , fabric

To make the flowers, I cut 4 inch wide strips of fabric about 12 inches long.  I used a slightly larger piece of fabric for the flower on the bottom.  

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

Fold the fabric piece in half and very tightly sew the sides together. 

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

 I continually  gathered the fabric on the thread as I sewed the piece together. 

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

It begins to form the rosette as the fabric is bunched together.

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

Once I reached the end of the fabric, I stitched the end piece together and tied off the thread.

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

I also put a few stitches in the middle of the flower to hold it together and keep its shape.  

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

I glued the flowers onto the album using my glue gun.  Here is what they looked like before I added the buttons.  

DIY Fabric organizer, tutorial, how to, rosettes

I have a huge collection of my grandmother's old buttons, so I dug through those until I found two that worked with the fabric.  That just gave it an extra special touch!  

how to make fabric flower rosettes with button

Here is a close up of the first flower.  I wish I could have found two of those buttons.  

how to make fabric flower rosette with button tutorial    Life on Lakeshore Drive

I had to go with this button for the second flower.  All of those blue buttons, and this was the only other one I could find that worked!  

how to make fabric flower rosettes, tutorial

I thought it still needed something else, so I added the blue ribbon.  I also placed a piece of scrapbooking applique on the ribbon.  My daughter said the applique needs to go!  It's there to stay unless I find something else to replace it.   LOL

DIY Storage Organizer using library pockets and binder

Here is one more look at the inside of the album.  I added many clear protectors to each section.  I have some blue folders  to put in the back for extra storage.  

Mother's Day  Fabric Storage Binder Organizer

More than a week later, I am finally sharing the final project.  I am so  sorry it has taken me this long to get it posted.   Have a wonderful week, and thank you so much for stopping by for a visit! 


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Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers and the material.
Hope to see you at Tuesday Trivia.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Winnie said...

Kathy - it looks FABULOUS !!
You have no idea how much I wish I could make it. My Mom would have loved it
She also would have loved to make it herself :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I agree! That is a fabulous final product. a lot of work and such satisfaction when something turns out so pretty!

Stephanie said...

Hi Kathy,

This is such a lovely idea! And the fabric your chose is just too pretty. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Hugs to you!

Unknown said...

This is wonderful, Kathy! Such a nice gift!! Thanks for sharing!~~Angela

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

That is so pretty Kathy! Your mom is going to love it! Hope she's feeling better!!

Unknown said...

So cute! :)

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Kathe said...

I'm with you Kathy! The applique looks great and it should stay!! Thanks so much for sharing this post at my party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page too :-)

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous!!! You are so clever and talented!! I love these keepsakes album.

Just dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday to thank you for always joining in and support us!!


Fluster Buster said...

I love the fabrics that you chose! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

Fluster Buster

Terriea Kwong said...

Such nice and pretty gift. Fabric brooches are soft and lovely.

With A Blast said...

This is beautiful, Kathy ! Love the fabric you used :-)

With A Blast

Leslie @ Lamberts Lately said...

This is just beautiful...I love the toile! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! Click here

Ana Love Craft said...

Beautiful work Kathy! Lovely fabric and flower!Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Domesblissity said...

That fabric is beautiful Kathy and so are your photos. I might just have to make one of those. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

Anne xx

Lisa Newlin said...

Thank you for hosting! Your artistic ability to make things that are pretty is inspiring, as I burn myself with a glue gun! :-)

Tammy said...

Great tutorial and an excellent idea!Thank you for linking this up at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

So pretty! I LOVE the blue toile. Thanks so much for linking this up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see again this coming Monday!
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

With A Blast said...

Thanks for linking this to our party, Kathy!

With A Blast

PJH Designs said...

Kathy I love your album. I especially love the fabric you chose and girl I don't know how you do all you do! I'm just glad you take the time to share your projects with us. Have a great week and thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy~PJH Designs

Unknown said...

Your flowers make a gorgeous presentation on these presents. I think I could even make them with your tutorial. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

Unknown said...

Kathy, this is beautiful and I love how the flower turned out. So lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful Kathy!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Lovely album! I especially like the little envelopes!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a fun idea Kathy. Love the toile fabric. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

Such a pretty (I love the flower embellishments) and thoughtful Mother's Day gift! Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share party. Hope to see you again this week! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

Sue said...

Hey Kathy, sue from thet2women here, stopping by to thank you for coming to our first link- up party at One Sharendipity Place on Saturday . I just loved this and your blog. I'm also your newest follower! :)


Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Kathy, What a wonderful Mother's Day project. Love the fabric and the flower, so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays!

Take Care,

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for linking on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party :)
I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us this week!
Marigolds' Loft

Kathy said...

Wonderful tutorial, Kathy. This is lovely and clever! You had me with the toile material! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Hi Kathy!
This is so sweet and the toille flowers are amazing!
Kim @ Too Much Time

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

love love love those fabric flowers, kathy!!

Maria Matter said...

this is so beautiful Kathy! love the pretty fabric & buttons...I have a grandma button jar too!
Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays this week!

Unknown said...

What an adorable idea.. Thank you for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week.. stop on by and share again today! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com I hope you have wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

stephpfahl said...

This is just beautiful! I love the toile and the beautiful blue color.

Thanks for the tutorial on making the flowers. It almost makes me think I could make them!

Followed you from Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday link party.


Heidi's Wanderings said...

You make it look so easy. But I'm glad you showed how to make one of those flowers. I wanted to know how to do that. Thanks.

Heidi’s Wanderings

Jill said...

What a cute little album Kathy!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Aleks said...

LOVE your fabric!! Visiting from the Sew Chatty link up!

Rita said...

Beautiful! love the fabric you chose. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see more from you on the next party.

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