Friday, October 3, 2008

Pocket Card with Matching Bookmark

So, apparently all my pictures are doomed to be blurry. I never knew I was such a horrible photographer, but this blog is making certain that I know it. Bad photos aside, I am feeling very pleased with my little self. Brandon's friend has a birthday party tomorrow, and this little ensemble is for him.
Next is the inside -- a little pocket that I sewed on to hold the matching bookmark and the gift card. Brandon said the only thing he knows about this friend is that he reads constantly, so I thought a bookmark would be good.

A gift card to Barnes & Noble would have been better, but it is considerably farther away that Target is, and I didn't really have time to go today (plus, running lots of errands with three little boys in tow is not my favorite thing). Hey, they have books at Target, right? And they're even less expensive than the ones at B&N. So, yeah, I'm rationalizing. There's not even a Barnes & Noble in Mansfield. I have to drive 20 to 25 minutes for one. Target is 15. Okay, yeah, I'm whining about being near nothing, and my friend Cheryl is really in the boonies. It probably takes her 40 minutes to get to Barnes & Noble. It probably takes her almost that long to get to my house too, and yet she still comes to quilting very faithfully (and so does Kim, who is her neighbor). You ladies ROCK!

I know that handmade cards are naturally a little girlie, but I hope I achieved sufficient masculinity for a 12-year-old boy.

I am so impressed with how matchy everything is. This is my first pocket card, and I am feeling so proud of myself that I just had to post it tonight. I just finished it like 10 minutes ago. It's 11:15, but I'm still waiting for Morgan to get home from babysitting and Michael to get home from watching the BYU game. Have a great night!


Jann said...

When I saw the card and bookmark when Brandon got in the van, I just loved it! Great job! Way cute!!

amandajean said...

I think the card and the matching bookmark are perfect!