Friday, December 18, 2009

Did you send out a search party?

Yes, I went back into hiding a bit, I guess. But I'm still here, plugging away at being a wife and homeschooling mom, occasionally sewing or doodling in my art journal. I don't know why I've been neglecting my blog ... need to get out of this rut ...

One thing that's helping with that is a new online class I joined (an early Christmas present from dh): Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day: A Shabby Journal of Scraps. This one is really outside my comfort zone ... lots of mismatched scraps and tangly threads ... a real stretching exercise for me LOL! The first lesson started this Tuesday ... sewing the cover. Here's mine, all done and ready to be filled with scraps of paper and other goodies:
Here you can see it opened out flat:And here is the inside, where all the goodies will eventually end up:The cover went together so fast, using Mary Ann's guerrilla-style sewing techniques LOL! It was quite fun, once I let go of trying to make it look perfect. I must have rearranged the bits and pieces a dozen times before I finally said, "Enough already!"

I'll keep you posted as I work on this journal ... the second lesson is next Tuesday and I can't wait! So my goal is to have everything wrapped and under the Christmas tree before then so I can play without guilt LOL!

If this looks like something you'd enjoy, do check out Mary Ann's class ... it's not too late! The class blog will be open and available for about a year, so even if you're pressed for time (and who isn't in December?!), you can join and then take your own sweet time. Have fun and create something!
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