Miss Ava has quite a toy stash at my house. I made a junk bag with the Velcro closure to place all her toys in so when she visits, we can tote the toys around anywhere Miss Ava might plop down for play time.
This is the perfect solution for toy clutter in the living room. The bag looks so nice sitting in the room.
I have learned over the years of sewing and making gifts for others that there will come a time when I want to revisit an idea, a technique or feel of a project. Sometimes to show others, sometimes just to get the inspiration I need for the next project.
I start a scrap pile of small clippings of fabrics, trims, color dots from fabric selvaged edge as I cut my patterns out.
I have always done this as a reference because I sew for others, make gifts and often don’t have the item to look at later if it is a project I want to do again. I learn so much as I go, I make special notes that made something easier for me in the process.
I collage all of the scraps and notes and a photo of the finished project for reference later.
The Junk Bag pattern and the Sleepy Bag pattern both have design board pages included that can be photo copied, scrapped and logged into your project notebooks. I use the Keepsake Notebook pattern from The Sweetest Gifts (pattern book ) to cover each of my project books in beautiful fabrics.
You can keep the patterns in the notebook as well. The front pocket holds scissors, tape or paper so making a scrap page is quick and easy.
I love looking through these books, the scraps of color, the photos and notes you have made to yourself about a particular pattern are wonderful tools to have on hand.
Have fun sewing, scrapping, dreaming!