Skip to main content

Yucky weather = Sewing Day!

Yesterday I went out and ran some errands - getting the car tested for my new tags always a favorite (yea right) and other boring stuff. Then I just happened to end up at JoAnns...yea! Here I try to go on Tuesdays to sew with a very nice group of ladies. I had a UFO I'd been fretting over for several months and got some input from the group and should be able to finish it up today - finally. 
The ladies are going to track the quilts and other fiber projects they complete in 2011 so I thought I use the excuse to make a small journal to keep my finished projects in. My very first ATC was my choice for the cover embellishment. I'll be making my interior pages very soon. 
I did find out from one of the students that the bead with the charter has been sewed on upside down! I'll fix that today. She told me the bead said LOVE, and also told me the languages that are on the paper I used for my book covers. Very interesting stuff for sure. 

Inside of book waiting for pages

Outside of book with my fist ATC as an embellishment.

While I was up stretching my legs yesterday from sewing I stumbled upon a section in JoAnn that I'd not seen with thin 40 gauge metal sheets and strips. They had many color finishes and I just couldn't keep from picking up one of them to experiment on. 
It is thin enough to sew threw and I'm going to try heating it to alter the color. 

We're expecting possible snow and sleet later today
so it's a good day for keeping warm and getting some sewing done. 


Barb said…
Sounds like you had a fun day in spite of what you had to do errands..
BJ said…
How will you attach the pages inside? The inside of the cover is wonderful too! OH.... and thanks for the pic of the metal border. That looks like lots of fun. Maybe some embossing?

Popular posts from this blog

Sewing Withdrawal

With my next jewelry show a mere 15 days away I've needless to say been twisting and hammering to get new items ready. This will be the last show of the year and I really need to get busy with my Christmas sewing. I have 2 projects on the machine cabinet ready to jump into - but that will be after Nov 12 when the show is. I did combine my two loves last week thou when I was at Stefanie's sewing. I started the base for 4 different fiber jewelry projects. I've always wanted to make one of the big fiber bib necklaces and got a good start on that - it's not done yet thou. These smaller mixed media pieces are finished. 

Happy to say that I sold one of my fiber art wall hangings on my Etsy shop today.  It's always such a great feeling to know someone loves your work.  I like making wall hangings and post cards the best.  The freedom of knowing I can put anything into the art and  let my creativity run amuck is a wonderful thing.   So Stars In The Sand is now history. 

Sewing Withdrawal

Well it's just been days since I've done any sewing - 7 as of today. I do feel like I'm not quite centered when no creating is going on. I have had time to squeeze in a little doodling but that's about it. 
With Earth day this month I wanted to share the tote bag I made from a bird seed bag.  There was almost nothing left over from the original bag. They only thing tossed out  was from evening up the bottom. The wonderful Edna showed me how to make this. The only thing you need to keep in mind is don't use your regular sewing machine needle. She had me get a leather needle and it worked great. I just used regular thread too. So now Angel has a big old tote for her treasure hunts at the flea markets/yard sales. The handles were cut off the top of the bag above where the pretty bird drawing is. 

This morning I finished up Angel's hand print zen doodle. I used water color pencils to color this in - you use very little water. Just enough to blend the colors. 

And speaking…

Managing Time

One thing I have found during the last 10 months is I have trouble managing my time like I have in the past. Seems like distractions and life run all over the schedules I make. I sometimes wonder if I'm like the little dog in UP and get the squirrel distraction.
For what ever the reasons this blog has drifted off into my Scarlet area of "I'll deal with it tomorrow. "

With my first show of the year just a few weeks out I'd normally be in full swing of creating new pieces for the show. I have only started creating again a few months back and seem to be getting into the flow of working at my bench once again, thou now as regular as I did in the past.  Here are a few of the recent items.

 This brass butterfly was given a rusted look with alcohol inks. 
An old sewing machine bulb, the end of a fork and some wings created this pendant
The focal element of this necklace is from a vintage bracelet
Then one day I decided to get out the poly clay again.  I've not done anythin…