This LO was an HOF submission - Crafty Combo Assignment
Journaling: I have such fond memories of sewing going back to elementary school. Growing up in a single parent household with limited finances led my mom to sew for us. Not so much making our clothes, but I remember her making clothes for my Barbie. If I close my eyes I can see her tracing Barbie to make a pattern and then cutting the clothes out of old pillowcases and clothes. When I entered middle school I hoped for sewing as my Home Ec. class, but that didnít happen until 8th grade. I was a little intimidated, though. As part of the class work we had to make a pillow. I chose the Bug in a Jar. My intimidation got the best of me and I ended up sewing it by hand. In high school I decided to give sewing another go and ended up taking it all 4 years. I made all of my prom gowns and various outfits. I was entered into a statewide competition for FHA and won 2nd place in the sportswear competition! After HS, I stopped sewing. My machine conked out. It was the same one my mom used to make Barbie clothes. Then I went away to college. Fast forward 13 years and Iím sewing again and itís oh so nice! Iím happy that I can bring my new love (scrapping) & my long lost love together.
Special Techniques: I used several different types of stitching on this layout. I used a sewing machine to stitch the patterned paper strips behind the photo. I hand stitched the scalloped frame. I used a pen to draw ďstitchesĒ on the title letters and I added rub-on stitches to my journaling strips.
I used the self timer to capture a close-up of my hands while sewing.