a mother's day journal


I seem to be getting into a groove hosting my monthly craft workshops here at my home.  I don't have to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to gather friends around the table as part of my job description.

I love it when a new lady enters our group and I love reconnecting with my regulars.

This is proving to be the perfect way to spend time in my studio painting and taking online classes while building my inventory for upcoming handmade fairs and the revamping of my Etsy shop, and still do all the crafts I love.

I put together this sweet Mother's Day photo journal for my April workshop.  My goal was to keep it simple but fun.  I think using this colorful paper that I found at Michael's was just what was needed.  I am careful to only do projects that can be completed during class time because I know most women are busy and the likely hood of finishing at home is slim.  (Says the woman with a box of unfinished craft class projects that I plan on completing someday.)

Each page has a sweet little sewn pocket with a cute tag for journaling a few words and a white frame to add a picture.

A simple embellishment was all that was needed to make the page sing.

I am making one for each of my daughters for Mother's Day and I can't wait to add the cute photos I've printed of their rugrats.

I still have three spots open for the 4/24/15 class if you're local to Southern California.  Just shoot me an email at lemonlanecottage@yahoo.com and I will send you all the details.  I may have a few kits for sale that I can mail out, as well.

I pray you all have the sweetest of Easter weekends.  I am headed out to my mom's to gather with family.  I am hoping all my grandkids are there but I know I have to share them with the "other side" once in a while.  (No guilt intended girls...lol.)

xo, Patty


  1. OK, your post just inspired me to dig out some of my scrapbooking stuff and get going on at least one of the projects that I have put aside for a LONG time. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon? :-)

  2. I love this idea!! It's really cute! I'm wondering where you got the scalloped backing? You've inspired me to make my own gifts for mother's day :) Thank you!


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