Thursday 14 June 2012

Stitching for a Change

Hi Bloggers, how are you all today?

A week or so ago I went to a sewing class where we were making postcards and bookmarks.  I'm not an expert sewer but I can get by and I enjoy doing 'small projects' which don't take too long to finish.

The class was all about having fun and using up scraps.  I got my postcard finished on the day - it turned out to be a bit of a surreal landscape - think I had my 'arty farty' hat on!

We used a firm interfacing for the base, which was sprayed with inks. Then scraps of fabric, bits of foil and some stitching.

I only half made the bookmark on the day but I finished it yesterday.

The central panel is made of batik scraps, ribbon and some gold lame, with again some gold stitching on top.  The dangly bit is made from a necklace.

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges ...

Crafty Cardmakers - No Cards, Tags or ATCs
Let's Craft & Create - Anything Goes

Okay, that's it for today, I'm off to the supermarket, wonder if they sell sunshine - isn't this weather miserable!

Suze xx


Lynne Moncrieff said...

It is official .... I am in awe of you.
These are stunning. I have a slight fear of sewing machines (instilled in my during school days and school teachers - need I say more!).
What an amazing way to use up scraps.

Victoria said...

I'm with Lynne - both in awe and the fear of sewing machines.
The bookmark especially is amazing! I love the colours, the layout... everything. Really really wonderful!

Papercraft By Carole said...

These are absolutely beautiful - I would love to be able to create this kind of thing with my sewing machine!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!! Cxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fabulous creation, great colros.

Meggymay said...

Amazing projects, fantastic sewing, love the panel on the bookmark. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.
Yvonne x

Aileen said...

These are super. Glad you got back into your sewing. Your projects are always awesome. The bookmark is lovely.

We had a bit of sunshine, I stood in it while it lasted which was 5 mins!! x

Valerie-Jael said...

These are both gorgeous, well done! Hope to see some more of your sew-art some day! Valerie
PS Weather awful here, too. Wore my boots today. The winter ones!

Vicky said...

Wow they're fabulous and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing them with us at Let's Craft and Create. :)xx

trisha too said...

Suze, these are super! That sounds like a wonderful class(and I REALLY like batik, so yep, you got me with these!)


Strangely Creative said...

What! They are great Suze - you really have done yourself proud. Love the bookmark it is lush.
If you see some sunshine for sale let me know please because I could do with some! Cx

fionalawlor said...

Lovely bookmark, the beads are so pretty :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "No Cards, Tags or ATCs" Challenge.
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. These are both beautiful projects. I wouldn't be able to choose between them. Love them both. You have made such a fabulous job of them. Tfs. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence xx

Unknown said...

Great projects the look awesome, thanks for joining in our challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

Von said...

Oh wow Suze that is wonderful work :)
Von x♥x

Zippy said...

These are great, you are very talented!

Mandy said...

two fabulous projects Suze!

baileyrosy said...

I too am in awe mrs these are amazing projects . You kept your sewing a bit quiet didn't you ? Fabulos colours textures and to steal a word from Cathryn both are LUSH !!! So glad you could join us this time at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck


G Peplow said...

Beautiful needlework Suze, love the landscape and the bookmark is pretty and looks very proffesional, Gay xxx

Julia S-W said...

I love these Suze. The book mark is certainly my favourite but both are fab. Love sewing too and don't do enough of it these days!