Afghans · Knitting · memory planner · scrapbooking · yarn

And Just Like That, It’s August

Hello my blogging friends. Can you believe it is August already? I have been so busy and going in many different directions. I have a new hobby; Memory Planning. It’s like scrapbooking in miniature, in a daily planner. I signed up for Heidi Swapp’s Stop The Blur classes and have been following several Planner artists on Insta Gram and learning whatever I can. I only have a few pages under my belt, but I am loving the entire process. I have actually tried memory planning for the last 7 years, but didn’t get far at all. So yes, I have 7 planners that have been abandoned with only a few photos and entries. I just couldn’t find my way. In June I purchased a planner that started with July 2022 and I thought I am going to do it this time. So I took Heidi’s classes, gathered some supplies, purchased a few more things and finally sat down to start. It took me about a week to do my first page. Laying things out, changing my mind, adding some new techniques until I ended up with my first page.

My first Memory Planner page

I had to incorporate a couple of Heidi Swap’s tag techniques which allowed me to add more photos about getting my mermaid hair done.

In addition to the photos I wanted to add from the last week of June, I added some stamping, some stickers, scrapbook paper and my journaling. I also added some photos that flip up revealing more photos underneath.

Photo flips
Photo flips

I have really enjoyed creating this page in my new planner and do plan on keeping up with this planner. While Memory Planning has taken up a lot of my time the last month, it’s not the only thing I have been working on. I actually started and finished another baby blanket for another special little someone arriving in late August.

Aran Baby Blanket in color Sea Horse

I decided on the Aran Baby Blanket because I love making this pattern. The designer is Sassafrass2 on Etsy. The yarn I used is Sweater Worsted by Blue Sky fibers.

Baby Aran Blanket

I love knitting this blanket. All of the different stitches keeps me from getting bored and I can get it finished pretty quickly. I love how it turned out. The color, Sea Horse, was really hard to capture. In the photos it looks blue, but it really isn’t. It is more of a gray/very pale green. It is perfect for wrapping around a new little someone.

I have more to share next time, so come back and see what I have been up to this last month. What have you been up to?

7 thoughts on “And Just Like That, It’s August

    1. Thank you, Sharonandreani. I am happy that I finished the blanket with about a month to spare. I am having fun with my Memory Planner and documenting my daily life. I still only have a few pages finished, but I am enjoying the crafting time with it.

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  1. That is going to be an awesome memory book.
    The baby blanket is so, so pretty.
    I am picking up WIPS & trying to finish some.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I am really enjoying the memory planner and documenting my daily life. I am hoping to get quicker with my pages, but I know it is a process. I think it’s great that you are working on getting your WIP’s done. I am doing the same. We just get to a point where we feel like things need to get finished. And we feel so good when we can cross them off of the list. Enjoy your WIP’s.

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  2. Love your hair, Ginny! The baby blanket is beautiful–I love the pattern as well as the color. You seem to be making the most of the memory planner–it’ll be wonderful to go over it in the future.

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