Sunday, January 24, 2010

A sewing class ??

Yes, it's true I did sign up for a sewing
class even with my very limited sewing skills I was able to produce this.
I have been eyeing up this class since the beginning of December but was not sure whether or not I could do it as really my sewing skills are less than beginner level. I kept looking though at the class
description and saw some people who are teachers in the art world were taking this class just go on and on about how great it was. Finally I contacted the teacher of the class Mary Ann Moss and got some great encouragement. She sent me to someone else's blog who claimed to have the same kind of sewing skills as me and she did a great job making her journal. So I bit the bullet and signed up. As I do not sew I really did not have any fabric scraps so went out and got some fabrics I liked and started the project.

So this is the journal ready to be filled. I did have a few
little mistakes along the way but I am lucky that my
husband can sew better than me and came and helped
me and encouraged me to continue.

I have now got to make the inside pages for it and then
sew those in, it may take a while as I have to watch more
of the great video's that Mary put together for this class.
If you want more information on it go to Mary's blog and
look on the right side of the screen for "Remains of the
day" information.

If you have lots of scrap papers, fabrics, trims, ephemera
etc then this journal is for you. From what I have seen in
our Flickr group the rest of this project promises to be fun
as we get to use up all of those scraps to assemble the journal.


Lorrie said...

I love this! The Asian feel and colors are just great! But I was expecting some purple somewhere...isn't that your color of choice usually? ;) Now I am really even more interested in this than before! You do seem to tempt me quite often on these things!!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I love the colors and patterns, you did a great job - a handmade treasure!

Victoria Bolton said...

Your journal looks great so far! The color combination and fabric choices are beautiful. Are you sure you don't know how to sew? Well, it looks like you know now. Have fun making the pages. And you know what I think about sewing after 10 pm....

LP Vintage said...

Your cover is lovely - the colours and patterns and textures are beautiful together! Looking forward to seeing your signatures!