Tuesday, 3 January 2012

HELLO 2012

Happy 2012 everyone!

It's here the new year and it's a mixed bag of emotions to have to dig through.
I have also done my Project Life cover for 2012. I really can't wait to document how 2012 looks. And  my machine stitching made an appearance.

Supplies: Project Life Clementine Kit, Elle's Studio, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts

Love that I managed to include elements that are me. Doilies, butterflies, black and white, patterns and stars, as well as my faith.

As mentioned previously, the lack of availability of the products in Asia was the main stumbling block towards this endeavor that I had wanted to take part in previously. But with a good community over at Studio Calico as well as having the products in my hands, I believe that I will be able to keep up with this "monster" of a project, in a good way of course.

As I was packing my room, I stumbled across old photos and diary entries and was amazed by the thoughts taht I had in my head then. And also the type of memorabilia that I saved. Over the last few years, this has decreased, though I am documenting through scrapbooking, which gives me my creative fix too. So this album will be where I keep all those little knick knacks. And any other additions will go into my Smashbook. So i'm excited that all the little bits of life will have somewhere to go.

And for everyone in this journey to document the everyday, here's to 2012 being a year of documentation of the everyday.

Project Life is a line of products by Becky Higgins, and can be used for documentation of daily life or anything else you may want. I am using it to remember the year and take more photos of  my everyday. Follow my PL journey hereFor those who live in Asia, you can get your PL supplies from Scraplicious.

Aside from Project Life, I have been having fun with the last purchase of the year that I made and am extremely pleased about- a sewing machine. I have always liked the homespun look and have tried replicating it with handstitching. While as great as handstitching is, the machine stitching has a different type of feel and of course is neater and quicker if you get it right.

So after having an appointment cancelled on me, I decided to get a machine. It was a weighed out decision and I had initially thought of getting a smaller one, but then decided to plunge in headfirst with the normal sized one, especially since I have an extremely large fabric stash. And since then I have been a sewing machine freak, for lack of a better way of phrasing it.

And here is my Brother LS 2125 and a layout I worked on, inspired by all the chevron that has been trendy everywhere as well as the starburst shaped design. Done with the Studio Calico December Brooklyn Flea Kit.

Definitely a layout that could have been done without the machine, but looks so much better with it (:


  1. I love sewing on my pages too...my machine has seen more action on paper than fabric recently! Great project life page too, I like all the pockets and journalling - beautiful.

  2. That page looks beautiful! What a great spin on the chevron, love it!

  3. I got a little "travel sewing machine" and I can't stitch straight to save my life! I really have to train on this!!

    I love your LO and your chevron :)

  4. Love that background you are creating! You will so enjoy having your sewing machine.

  5. what a gorgeous page- i love it!

  6. What incredible details on your sewing. I love to sew on my pages as well. It looks like your Project Life is off to a good start.

  7. Love your layout and the sewing is perfect. I love the texture that it adds.

  8. yay for your sewing machine! I can't live without mine. Love the look of your chevron page!

  9. Oh, you will not regret getting a full size sewing machine...excellent purchase...and by the looks of the designing of your layout, it looks like you are already making an amazing layout.

    Your PL cover page really inspires me in so many ways...the tag, the verse, the colors, the little bits of beautiful things...I need to get started! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I'm loving the progress of your page. Great work! :-)

  11. Love your chevron background and that title page if fabulous! Can't wait to see what will go in that album for you!

  12. i love the sewing makes my projects look complete. i have to tell you it's addicting :)

    wonderful cover. yours is one of my favorite that I've seen so far!

  13. I love that page that you're working on!! Can't wait to see it complete. Love that Project Life title page too. I am another sewing machine addict. I don't think that I could scrapbook without it anymore.

  14. Love the look of your LO using your sewing machine :-) Congrats on making the Scrappin Studio DT too.

  15. that page is going to be awesome! super fun! Also-great start on your porject life!


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