Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Sewing Sophie

So Sandra from Gotta Craft kept to her word and sent me some truly lovely paper to cut and stick with this week. I think some of the first paper I ever bought came from My Minds Eye , and I loved it then as I love it now for its sturdiness and its colour. Cutting into this stuff just feels like a treat!

I used a selection from the new So Sophie range and today I have two of my layouts to show you:


The first one is simply an excuse to use that blue ledger paper (anything school themed draws me in. Maybe because both my parents were teachers?)

and the second one :


I had my sewing machine serviced and wanted to try it out, so I decided to make a border of roughed up blue to match Thing One's hair. I sewed several lines of stitching one over the other and then took a stitch ripper to them for a distressed kind of look. I think I'm going to try it again on a tone on tone page, maybe for a wedding or a baby layout? The little photos were printed with my Pogo printer and I rescued the Cat In The Hat Stickers from an old activity book.


And that's me for today. Now the sewing machine is back I'm going to make a start on some new rag dolls for the latest drive at Dolly Donations. I think it's a great cause to check out. And if you are a knitter, not a sewer, they have a few patterns for you too. Easy.

14 comments:

Rhona said...

Great layouts (as always ;) ) and I like the way you sewed round and then ripped it. I think it'd look great on a cream layout or something. Enjoy your sewing - I have a quilt I need to get started on as the baby is due in a few weeks time!

Abi said...

these are awesome pages Sian! i love the paint on the first one. My sewing machine is rather poorly so I am really missing sewing on layouts! xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the split focus/division in the second layout. That was an idea in the Building Pages class that really intrigued me.
And, love the sentiment and feeling of the first one!
Rinda

Anonymous said...

Love that blue LO especially - I can remember a photo of my Mum with hair and glasses very like this! That arrow is very cool to - did you stamp it? x alexa

Alana said...

Los look lovely as usual Sian. Super stiching too, unfortunatly mine looks like the distressed version when I am trying to do it neat LOL

scrappyjacky said...

Great LOs,Sian....and love that stitching...really must have a try at stitching on my pages.

Micayla said...

Gorgeous as always missus, you just leak talent my dear! Thanks for the comment on my photos, love to hear what others think!
xx

Curlywiggles said...

I like how you used the label stickers in the PTA layout!

Amy said...

MME are my favourite papers - and I love the colours in the first page, and the design and techniques in the second one are really interesting Sian - you've done a beautiful job and showcased the product really well :-)

Karen said...

Awesome los Sian - especially love the 'Thing' hair idea - genious as always.

Denise said...

I love what you have done with these,very inspiring as always x

Cheryl said...

Lovely LO's Sian, love the stiching only tried on cards so far realy must do on my LO's

laurie b said...

such great pages! the family pic is so sweet - i love how dad is looking at mom who is attending to baby. and i do wish i had a pair of those glasses! i am inspired to get out my sewing machine and do some stitching!

JO SOWERBY said...

i love how uve left so much white space on the second layout sian and i love the misting on the first, it's a gorgeous colour. sewing is something i still need to do more of.
Jo xxxx

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