Tuesday, January 31, 2012

White Wednesday, Altered Journal and Freebies!

I have been working on altered journals for a swap at Speckled Egg,
so I thought I'd share with you this altered journal I made a couple of months ago
for a swap with my Art Party group.
I decided to do a seamstress theme, here is the front cover:



And these are a few of my favorite layouts from inside the journal:



I just have sooo many vintage buttons, lace, sewing patterns and notions
so it was great to be able to put them all together in this journal.


But my favorite resource for pictures and text was a 1927 Butterick sewing book!



The big fabric flowers I picked up at a thrift shop, someone must have meant them for appliques because they were ALREADY CUT OUT!!
My hands were so happy about that!

But the best thing is that my friend Marti was the recipient of the book!

Thanks for stopping by, you may like to pop in at
White Wednesday for links to more pretty whites!

Here's a couple of sewing themed freebies for you:



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20 comments:

Maggie said...

What a fabulous journal to receive, I imagine that Marti was over the moon.
Thanks for the wonderful freebies, too.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your altered journal is lovely. I am sure that your swap partner is going to be thrilled with it.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Lorraine~
Your journal is lovely! Whomever receives it will be thrilled! Thanks for stopping by my blog & your sweet comments about my challenge collage.
Blessings,
Cindy

Mary Brockway said...

Wowza!!! Fabulous journal you've created there! The gal who receives it is one Lucky Ducky. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lynn said...

I love everything about your journal, Lorraine! It's wonderful. I love old sewing things and you've used them so thougtfully and creatively. Marti is a very lucky girl. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek. I'd love you to stop back and enter my Choose Joy Giveaway :)
Lynn
Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
www.cottageandcreek.com

Linda M. said...

Your Journal is beautiful. I love the details, colors and textures. Happy Pink Saturday. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh my that is one fabulous journal ... love your layout and composition. A piece of art to be treasured.

Sarah said...

Lorraine, I'm a stitcher, so am thrilled with these images. Thanks! I know your friend, Marti, will enjoy her new journal. It's lovely! ~ Sarah

Sunny said...

Morning! Love your post this week! HPS, Sunny

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my pink and white vignette, Lorainne. Your journal is very creative and pretty. I like the textures and all the other elements you used. I have never done that kind of craft but I would like to try it sometime. --------Shannon

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Lorraine - what a delightful blog. I found you when you left a comment on my guest post at Hollys. Thank you for your kind words. I will keep your sister and family in my prayers. I am your latest follower, and absolutely love your collage work. ~ Abby

Fun With This and That said...

Hi,
You wrote about the lake district in Milan. I have never been.What do you know about it? My granddaughter wants to go.Any ideas I would love it
could e-mail me Lquaglia@srt.com
Your journal is so nice

Fun With This and That said...

Hi,
You wrote about the lake district in Milan. I have never been.What do you know about it? My granddaughter wants to go.Any ideas I would love it
could e-mail me Lquaglia@srt.com
Your journal is so nice. would like to be in that swap
Laura

Fun With This and That said...

Hi,
You wrote about the lake district in Milan. I have never been.What do you know about it? My granddaughter wants to go.Any ideas I would love it
could e-mail me Lquaglia@srt.com
Your journal is so nice. would like to be in that swap
Laura

Ann said...

lucky Marti!! she must be very special to you!
beautiful journal!

Jeanie said...

First of all, thank you for visiting The Marmelade Gypsy -- I hope you will return! I certainly know I will return to your beautiful blog -- I love doing paper work also, and I really admire your stunning journal as well as some of the things I've noted looking down the page!

Holly said...

You are so creative! Love your etsy place too! I enjoyed my visit, Lorraine.
HPS!

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

This is Stunning Lorraine! Marti will be so Thrilled! Your Work is Always so Lovely!
Have a Happy Monday My Friend!
Hugs
Jill

Gerri Herbst said...

This is such a gorgeous fabric journal Loraine. Thank you for the free images too!

Michele said...

completely delightfulpages! so rich and warmand wodnerful. thanks for the freebies! i'll shortly be posting a tag that uses one of your prevous freebies. atrfromthewell.blogpot.com xo

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