Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Secrets’ Design Team Sewing Challenge


Good morning, my friends!


Well, it’s time for another Crafty Secrets’ Design Team Challenge this morning…and this month we were to use stitching in our projects…machine, hand, or faux…

I have to admit to being a late-bloomer in the sewing on paper club…didn’t ever attempt it until this year…and I have to say I’m hooked!

Here’s my project for today…a 10” x 10” layout that I’ll frame…


What fun to lay all the paper and lace out the way you want, and then “quilt” it, as I like to do…crazy quilt style…(another thing I’ve always wanted to make—a crazy quilt!)

Then…just add all the additional elements or embellishments…ribbon, buttons, etc…so much fun!


Just look at all these fabulous, very old vintage buttons…not one the same as another…some with very old thread still remaining…and some with fabric on the back, as if ripped of a garment to save the button…



I used the beautiful man in the moon stamp from Crafty Secrets’ “Costume Cuties” set with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on him for a bit of sparkle…


“The Witching Hour” image from Crafty Secrets’ “Halloween” Creative Scraps…

…and over the entire layout, a VERY generous spritzing of “Irridescent Gold”, “Pumpkin Pie” and “Gold” Glimmer Mist….I just love the stuff!

And I’d like that thank my Great-Great Grandmother, Augusta, for being a good sport and posing as my witch for the project!


She was nothing of the kind, of course…a gentle, kind, loving wife and mother…born in Denmark in 1854, she emigrated to the United States when she was just 16 years old…

augusta age 16_edited-1

to live the rest of her life in the good old Wild West…very different than what she would ever have imagined as a little Danish girl!

A “Happy Halloween” sentiment typed out on the computer in a new favorite vintage-style font…


Please make sure and visit the Heartwarming Vintage Crafty Secrets blog today for more inspiration, and be sure and stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team’s blogs—they will amaze you, I promise!

We’re so happy to have our special Guest Designer, Sheila Rumney, join us this month!

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Melissa Phillips
Flo Teixeira from France
Julie Campbell—me!
Mary Hamer
Guest Designer Sheila Rumney

Heartwarming Vintage Blog

Crafty Secrets website

Have a beautiful day, and I’ll see you soon with something new…