When I visited the blog of a new "postcard swap friend," Deezy, I found out about What Are U Up To Today? Wednesdays. According to the originator, Jen Osborn, it's an easy way for friends and relatives to make a quick visit to several blogs and see what projects and activities everyone is up to. I like the idea, so I am going to "play along." To participate, you take a photo of your workspace--your lap, sewing table, work bench, journal, coffee table, wherever--then write a quotation about or explanation of your project.
Here is my workspace today:
As I posted at the beginning of this month, my mother bought me my first sewing machine during her recent visit. For the past couple of days, I have been having a great time creating "sewn strips paper," using inspiration from an iHanna blog post from last year. I haven't been quite as prolific as she was, but I really like the results, and it has given me a great project to use to "get to know" my new machine.
You'll also notice in the photo a couple new books I've been reading: Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at at Time, by Deborah Moebes, and Stitch Alchemy: Combining Fabric and Paper for Mixed Media Art, by Kelli Perkins. Now that I'm starting to sew, I'll be adding even more books to my crafting library!
What are YOU up to today??
I love those sewn strips of paper. Aren't they fun? I did some last year but now you've reminded me of them so I think I'll make more. I use my sewing machine more often for paper than for fabric!
Today was a great mail day, I received the most wonderful postcard!
Thank you Andria :]
I also enjoyed stopping by to visit your blog, what a treat.
How do you like 'Stitch Alchemy'? I have been thinking about buying it, but still not sure.
these are great! have fun with your new sewing machine!!
there are so many fun things on your blog - i will definitely have to follow! one of your beautiful postcards made it to phoenix. :-) i love your story about the reagan stamps!
i to love those sewn papers. I dont use my sewing machine all that much, I might do some to.
Thank you for stopping by! The sewn paper is a great way just to get going on the machine (or get going again, as the case may be!). It's also a great way to clear out some scraps that pile up from other projects. Caatje, I haven't barely looked at Stitch Alchemy yet. I'll have to get back to you when I've given it some time.
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