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Monday, November 7, 2011

I met some wonderful people!

Sunday I took a drive to CT to meet two circle members and their friends!  It was a gorgeous day and the drive was nice and the people were even nicer. It was so much fun to be around other people that enjoy paper crafting and knitting.  

I had some projects to do for a class while I was there and I received some wonderful input from the ladies!  I just love these projects--

The mini paper bag album has hidden pockets (inside of each bag) and pull out tabs are in each pocket that are double sided for journaling or pictures!  This is not a cricket project.  The entire project was done with  6 paper bags and 1 paper pack! All of the embellishments are from the first page of the paper pack.   I love, love, love this Recollections Paper Pack!!

The card was cut at 11 x 7 from Bazzill white textured card stock, layered with Brown Bazzill with A.C.Moore Green glitter paper, white Bazzill with inking and a piece of the green swirl scrap from the above project.  The partridge cut is from Winter Frolics.  I made my partridge lime green to pop!  The picture does not do this card justice.  I do love it!  I think this may be my main Xmas card design this year!!  Shhhh, don't tell. 


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm SEW proud of myself.......

I am not a sewer. Not yet at least. I have done a few straight stitched items here and there. Never an actual project. I cannot read a pattern as I do not understand the lingo. I have a very nice sewing machine with a ton of feet and accessories (thank you HSN for your "easy" payments) that I will never probably use, and are still sealed in their package. Don't get me wrong, I do hope to learn to use these feet! But I will need a very patient instructor that speaks "Sewing for Dummies". I have had this sewing machine for almost 3 years and until I started sewing on cards and layouts it sat unused.

Alas, my lonely sewing machine has been used!! And used for a full project! Yeah Me!! I am now confident and fluent at changing the bobbin and the thread. One fear conquered! I used one of my kids stockings as a guide and I cut my fleece out by hand in the general shape of a stocking leaving room to pin and sew. The red part of the stocking was easy and came together well. The white on the stocking was not as seamless and pretty--there are mistakes but that's OK because this is my first project!

I love the Crafty Gemini Blog! She is amazing and I will be making her cosmetic/wristlets this weekend. If all goes well they will be Xmas presents for the 3 girls in their stockings!