is a big subject with me
I had two grandmothers that sewed...
but they were very different...
and that made me a different kind of sewer too...
you knew there would be a story didn't you?
Stampington announced that they were going to begin a
new publication called
and I knew that the altered catalogue
I was working on would be
something I would submit...
it was made from old sewing bits and bobs
my substrate was originally a JJill catalog
and I made a cotton transfer that turned out perfectly...
it was from an old ad
in a sewing magazine
of a woman with a downcast gaze..
when I started blogging
I realized that it was the perfect image
for my header
because it looked
La Dolce Vita...
I was delighted to have my work published
and although I had been published in Somerset Studio
and a few of their other publications
I felt like I was home
flash forward on the current
of time to 2013
when I found this lovely gem of a book
Lippincott's Home Manuals-Clothing For Women
written in 1924
and you will understand
that those sewing issues are still being resolved...
my work has really changed...
The Sewing Book Series
and something tells me
that there will be a
these are both in the
in the studio I am working on
small paper stitched concertina books with nature themes
and mini collages ...
can't wait to show those to you
and see what you are all up to..