Old Bill’s New Pattern Sorter
Okay, so, I don’t like to scrapbook. Before you click away in disgust, let me plead my case. We all have our things (I don’t like to quilt either) that bring us ran – dom epiphanies and those that tempt us to violence in the craft room. Scrap-booking falls into the latter category for me; moving all those little tiny pieces around, snipping here, gluing there. Ugh. Quilting takes me to nasty places in my personality too (sorry to let you down, but yes, they exist). I could sew up a custom suit and wear it to church on Sunday, but ask me to quilt or scrapbook and you’ll get the whiny face.
Needless to say, I’ve got a box full of scrapbooking stuff in my sewing closet; papers, stickers, embellishments, cardstock, punchers, little mounting things (whatever you call them) and they’ve just sat there for years. So, I decided to raid the box and morph them into something I’d actually have fun creating and make use of. I sew often for my daughter and tire with pressing the pattern pieces to fit neatly inside the envelopes again. I also make some of the patterns for her clothing from flannel (try squeezing that in an average envelope – no way). So, I yanked out our old bill sorter from the hall closet (we use the computer for that now), threw the old stuff in it away and went to work with my scrapbook supplies… and a stapler. Sure, I could have gone nuts with the Mod Podge, but I just bought my very first bottle and haven’t even figured out how to use it yet. (Don’t you dare laugh at me)
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