Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sewing Machine Mini Book

OK! I've been working on this for the last 2 or 3 days and I swear it took as long to get the pictures taken, organized and uploaded in the correct order. You are seeing them beginning with the front cover, the inside front cover, the first page, back of the first page, etc. DON"T FORGET YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICS TO MAKE THEM LARGER. The major details are: I used the Graphic 45 Le' Romantique paper and sanded and distressed all the pages with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. All the elements were also distressed with the same ink. I used lots of flowers, both Prima, Recollections and home made. I also used hand made pearl bling as well as Recollections bling. Many of the little images are from Crafty Secrets and several are from my personal collection of antique vintage sewing trading cards. The page with the doilies has paper doilies as well as one made on my embroidery machine. The button cards are vintage. I also used many Tim Holtz metal findings, Dusty Attic laser cut chipboard, coin envelopes, several pieces of an old tape measure, charms, vintage mother of pearl buttons, etc. If you have any questions about a particular embellishment or about anything I did, just ask. I also spritzed the front and back cover with silver Glimmer Mist. I punched all the holes with my Big Bite (so easy peasy) and added a ribbon blossom made from a tutorial on SCS around the ring which holds the pages together. Whew! Hope I covered the important stuff. The naked chipboard book I think I got at Michaels in the dollar bin but it's been a long time. I hope you enjoy this project and especially all you sewers and needlewomen out there! Have a wonderful evening.


FredaB said...

This is wonderful. I was so disappointed when you wrote that you picked the chipboard machine book up a long time ago at Michaels.

I would have run down there tomorrow and bought one. will have to watch and see if anyone else has one on line.

I have so many sewing related bits and pieces that could be used like this. Will have to put my thinking cap on.

I enjoyed looking at each page.



Createology said...

I can certainly see how you spent considerable time in making this wonderful sewing machine book. All the details are just perfect. Also, your butterfly post it notes are super. I am still catching up from being gone and having no internet. Sunshine Smiles to you...

Rebecca said...

Mary...thank you for visiting me! I sooo appreciate your kind words about my creative space. I love what I do and I hope it shows.

I believe you can have anything you want in your home. I mix things up and for years each room was different. My mother loves colonial to this day...and so do I.

This is a fabulous sewing machine book. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing and visiting me.

Love to you~


vicki said...

What a beautiful and unique book - it is just the most original creation - so perfect for a crafter - especially someone who loves sewing notions - (like me!) I've never seen anything like it! Your photos are beautiful - you have shown it so nicely - great job!