Friday, June 15, 2012

Chunky idea keeper

Well, this was something  new for me. I would say I can sew, I was taught at school and my Mum always made all our cloths as we grew up so I can handle a needle and a sewing machine but this took those skills in a different direction. I did Rea Missigman Chunky Idea Keeper on line course and loved every minute! Its a video course taking you step by step through dying the covers to stitching the flowers and every page of the book. I had always been judged by how straight my stitching was so to let myself go and stitch in a wiggly line was great! I just loved it and am now addicted to decorative sewing.

   So here is my finished book, all packed ready to take with me on holiday, which was the reason for making it as I always take something to feed my arty addiction while on holiday. There is plenty of room for pens etc, a big pocket at the back and pockets throughout the book for paper and blank ATCs. The page with the pin cushion is to pin bits and bobs and ideas.

3 comments: said...

Well Katrina - This just MADE MY DAY! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it and I TOO am hooked on decorative sewing! It just takes all of the "stress" out of sewing and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks! Your chunky book is BEAUTIFUL! Have a lovely vacation! Be happy and safe! xo Rae

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

Awesome project! Liek that you are taking chances.

trisha too said...

Katrina, this is fabulous!