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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun with stitching

I love to stitch on my scrapbook pages -- both by hand and by sewing machine.  Unfortunately, my sewing machine and I have been having a few little tiffs lately and there's been a lot of "tension" (or lack thereof).  I blame it on that darn bobbin!  She's a little troublemaker.  Thankfully, I think I figured out the problem and my sewing machine has been working fine lately, knock on wood. 

My sewing machine is actually one of my best bargain finds.  It's a heavy duty Singer sewing machine that I bought at a garage sale about 6 years ago for only $10.  And it worked perfectly from the get-go!  I've used it to sew on many scrapbook pages over the years.  That Singer sewing machine of mine is a great old workhorse!

When I have the time, I like to handstitch on my layouts.  Here's a layout I created for Creating Keepsakes' Fabric and Notions special issue. 

As seen in Creating Keepsakes magazine.  Copyright Creative Crafts Group.  Published with prior permission from the publisher.

I did a basic cross stitch, which is a decorative stitch made by two bisecting diagonal stitches.  I cross-stitched using three different materials: yarn, embroidery thread and ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Crie Artezzanato said...

Hi Stacy!

Gorgeous layout. I love cross stitch.


Val
www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

Bellaidea said...

I do lots of hand stitching too and love your work.
http://bellaideascrapology.blogspot.com/2012/02/true-colors.html

Shir Benovich said...

Amazing! Love the different textures of materials, different stitches :-)

Romy said...

Oh my, this layout is really too pretty for words! Your design, your unique use of materials, the drops of paint...it looks all fabulous.

Adrienne said...

Hi Stacy! I remember this particular layout in that issue. I always have tried sewing on my layouts, but you made it look so easy! My $6 sewing machine and I are "broken up" for now! LOL Fab work!

cvanholstein said...

Way to go Stacy! Stitching on a layout ROCKS!
And your page is so cool, with the different cross stitches with different materials. Love it!
xxx, C

Faygie Fellig said...

love it so much! gorgeous...

Patricia said...

so pretty and feminine page.. like it!

Cristiane Juliani said...

Stacy.....

Wonderful projects.... I love so much all stitch.... I have a blog that I show any patchwork's works... and paper and stitch are my two new love....

I'm in love with your blog...

Sorry my English....

A kiss fou you!!!

Tiane Juliani

Cristiane Juliani said...

Sorry....

My blog is www.mjoana.blogspot.com

I'll very happy your visit me....

Dani Cristina said...

Muito linda a página!!!
Eu adorei o entrelaçado de fitas,Stacy.

Beijos e ótimo fim de semna.

PrinzessinN said...

This LO is great! Love it!

mandysea said...

They are the most amazing photos to scrap!! It affords such pretty colours... love your stitching- its a wonderful focus especially the large pink cross stitch!