Monday, June 26, 2017

More Canadian Quotations for Canada Day

And for those who think that Ice Hockey is Canada's national game:

Lacrosse is actually Canada's national game, but famous quotes by lacrosse players are a little thin on the ground.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sewn Artist Trading Cards

I missed Silly Scraps Saturday yesterday because my office/studio is so hot that it is unbearable most of the day.

Ah, that's better.

I had an overwhelming urge to get out my sewing machine last week.  The Vancouver Artist Tradeng Card Group swap was approaching so I cleaned the inchies out of my scrap box and made these.

My next sewing project is another book...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Vintage Junk Journal

 I just finished making a vintage junk journal, inspired by this site of the same name.  A junk journal is made largely of junk (used envelopes, maps, brochures, book pages, etc.), and I've made similar ones in the past.  The ones featured on this site are the nicest that I've seen on the internet, and they inspired me to make another.

For now I've attached the embellishments with paper clips, until I start to use the journal.  

Yup, that's foreign currency you see.

The site is full of great tips and tutorials and I've spent a lot of time over the last week watching their videos.  One of the cute ideas is to decorate the ends of the binding thread.  I used little tags.

Monday, June 12, 2017

More Canadian Quotations

I confess that I haven't made much progress with this project, so I've pledged to pick it up again more earnestly.