Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's Sew Easy Class Scrapbook Layout


I'm still really enjoying the sewing class I'm taking from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. It's been chalk full of great information and each project builds nicely on the skills learned in the last lesson.


For this layout, I got to practice my free-motion stitching on the circle, leaves and flowers. It's stressful but so rewarding to finally learn how to use my sewing machine.

Instead of text or book paper, I copied some of my Nana's letters and handwritten recipes and cut the strips. It's wonderful to have some of her handwriting included in this page.

7 comments:

Angie Highland said...

This is amazing Nicole! I love the stitching details. Makes me want to run out and buy a sewing machine!

Kathi said...

Wow. Fabulous page. Makes me want to learn to sew. Sort of.

soapHOUSEmama said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love all that free-form stitching!

Dara Lynn said...

What a beautiful page Nicole! I love free form stitching and who better to learn from than Julie!!!!! What a fantastic idea for the flowers!!! Absolutely a fantastic way to preserve family treasures--our Nanas!!!

Carmen said...

Just beautiful - I love all that white around everything. The stitching, the colours... love this.

milkcan said...

Such a totally gorgeous page!

CathyR said...

What a cool idea to use your Nana's handwriting on a page. The free firm stitching is great and the page is beautiful.