Monday, March 7, 2011

Sewing Notes…

Good morning, everyone!

Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!  We had lots of sun, a little rain…lovely!

Just one project to share with you today, using Vintage Street Market's fabulous "Dimestore Vogue" Paper Sheets & Tags Kit.

Dimestore Vogue

I had so much fun with this!  My middle daughter, Sarah, has a great desire to learn how to sew--really, really well!  She already knows how to do the basics, but she would like to design and make her own clothing eventually, so she's got a BIG list of things she wants to learn!

My very good friend, Barb, has volunteered to be her sewing mentor, and we are SO grateful!  Her first lesson was last Thursday after school...so with that in mind, I created "Sarah's Sewing Notes" for her to take along, stuff patterns into, take notes in, etc...

Here's the front cover...so fun to be able to just use one of the 12"x12" sheets as is...already collage-style and ready to go!  I just added a bit of lace trim & ribbon, a punched out flower using the beautiful aqua foil sheet, and gobs of ribbon pieces to tie onto the jump rings...just for fun!  A touch of platinum Stickles was used on every page, as well, for a just a bit of sparkle...

A pad of paper attached on this page...just for her to be able to jot down a thought or two...

A pocket was added on nearly every page to stick things in...pattern pieces, instructions...whatever!

A close-up shot of one ribbon "spool" is punched from the Tag sheet...with a bit of sparkle added, of course!

Another piece from the Tag sheet added her in the pocket for my girl to use to mark her place anywhere she pleases...

Wishes...she's got LOADS of them!

I had so much fun cutting out pieces from the marvelous packaging for this kit...here we have the two ladies from the front of the packaging...

...a "dress form" I made using the lovely crepe sheet, then backed with a slightly larger form cut from the aqua foil sheet,  topped off with a sparkly vintage button...

Just a shot of the last two pages together...and...

...the back of the notebook.  What better to finish it off with than this wonderful logo?!

What is it about a thick, chunky pile of chipboard, paper & trim that is just so darn appealing???  I sure don't know, but I like it!

Here’s a quick shot of my Sarah during her first lesson…so grateful to have a friend who’s willing to share her time and her talents with my girl…

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Thanks, dear friend!

Hope your day is wonderful...see you soon with something new.

Julie