Monday, October 29, 2007

Sew Fabric Journal - ArtFiberFest

Here are some pics of what I made in Pam's Sew Fab(ric) Journal class. I was a little out of my element in this workshop although I thoroughly enjoyed it. I brought along my portable Sew Mini machine. It was my first time using it and I was still trying to figure out how to thread the needle and bobbin, etc. The class had 25 participants which was huge for ArtFiberFest numbers. Many of the women were accomplished seamstresses who made the most beautiful creations. Picture a room full of laughter and Edward Scissorhands activity with fabric flying at every station and you'll get an image of the day. Although it was a challenge for me (nicked my finger with my new scissors and bled on my fabric right away AND asked the ever patient Pam about 50 times how to tie a French knot and still didn't master it) I ended up kind of liking the finished product. Of course, I've got baby on the brain and plan to use this as a baby journal. This is the back cover.
This is the inside. If you look, you will see all the imperfections and how the entire fabric book is lopsided. The miracle of the day was that I left with all ten fingers still intact and didn't manage to break my little machine. All in all, it was great fun and I'm glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a bit. With so many gorgeous fabrics and trims out there, it's very tempting to try to get better at this craft. Meanwhile, I am madly working on my Silver Bella swaps. Stay tuned for a sneak peak!


11 comments:

Corey Moortgat said...

I LOVE the teddy on the front! Is that from a new fabric that I can purchase somewhere or a lucky vintage find? I'd love to get some of that myself!

Maria said...

Wonderful Journal! looks liek so much fun.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oooh!! how fabulous Kimla!!! sooo cute!! great job!! xo Britt

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Wow, what beautiful layers! Sew fab, indeed!!!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Your journal turned out beautiful!!! Still can't believe we missed each other!

Cheryl said...

Kimla! This is incredible!!!!

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