Okay, I have to admit. I'm not that good with a sewing machine, so when I read Barb Owen's challenge I was a little uncomfortable. But that was just my inner critic talking and trying to dissuade me from creating.
I rarely give in to my inner critic, so I pulled out my sewing machine (which has been in a box since I moved to Georgia -- so a little more than a year). I had to relearn how to thread it and all the bits and pieces needed to get started.
Then, I started adding a little stitching here and there and remembered how much I actually like sewing on paper. So thanks, Barb for reminding me that I actually do like playing with the sewing machine.
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Barb Owen
Barb's challenge was rather simple, she wrote these five words: Use stitching 3 ways.
So here's what I did:
So, can you add some stitching to you art journal page? It adds a level of detail that can't be achieved any other way.
No sewing machine? Grab a needle and some thread and see what happens.
Make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
DAY EIGHTEEN-->December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
Tell me so I can check it out. Follow me on Instagram -- @kialagives and use the hashtag #journeywithin2016 -- see you there.
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Let's make journals and be in community together. CLICK HERE TO JOIN US.
See you there.
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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