Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stitching/Sewing Layouts

I think I was born scrapbooking.  I've had a scrapbook of sorts for as long as I can remember.  When I was very little, "scrapbooking" meant saving special little clipping and trinkets in a scrapbook album.  I still have all of them in my bedroom closet at my parents' house.  When I visit my parents, I often thumb through those early scrapbooks.  I love taking walks down memory lane.  When I really started to scrapbook, I immediately loved both hand stitching and machine sewing on my layouts.  These are two of my layouts that show my mad skills.  LOL

These are my two daughters when they were 10 & 16, which is about 9 years ago.  The inspiration for this layout came from the talented Patti Milazzo.  The stems of the flowers are machine stitched.


This second layout was hand stitched with DMC floss on Aida cloth.  The photo is my Andrea on her Sweet 16, which is also 9 years ago.

The reason I posted these was to share my long-time love affair with stitching and sewing.  I'm entering these in the following challenges.

Young Crafters Unite has a fun challenge asking you to show your stitching/sewing skills.
http://youngcraftersunite.com/2012/03/challenge-8-%e2%80%93-clear-cards/ - Challenge #8 A Stitching/Sewing Challenge.

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/simon-says-april-showers-bring-spring.html - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2012/03/23/simon-says-stamp-presents-a-flower-challenge/ - Lily Pad Cards Challenge:  Simon Says Stamp Presents a Flower Challenge.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I appreciate your comments, and I'd love to hear what techniques most excite and inspire your crafting.

Hugs,
Karen

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layouts Karn !! the photo's are lovely ,, very pretty girls and the whole design is fab !! I love all the stitching and embroidery ! These must have taken ages to do but what a lovely keepsake ,,, beautiful ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. oh Hun,these are gorgeous layouts,and the photos,are beautiful,love the stitching,and embroidery,just brilliant hun hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  3. How wonderful you still have all your scrapbooks from over the years!! Fun to look back!
    Very pretty stitched LO's!!

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  4. Beautiful LO's, I love all the stitching and the photo's are lovely :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  5. It's so wonderful that you've been able to preserve such memories! Beautiful daughter's and wonderful pages to remember when they were not so young!

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