Friday, 6 May 2016

Sew Special


Hello Everyone and welcome to the start of our new challenge at A Vintage Journey and the fabulous Jenny (aka Buttons) is our host this month and our theme is

SEW SPECIAL

Add fabric to your entry in some way, be it felt, burlap, ribbon or cloth and if you are really feeling brave maybe include a touch of real or faux stitching. 


I decided to go completely down the sewing route and made this little Vintage Pillow. Sadly I seem to have lost all the photographs I took of the process! 


I used a Hexagon Die to cut the linen and created texture with some Tim Holtz Texture Paste and the Ruler Layering Stencil before stitching and stuffing lightly.


I then added my embellishments using PVA glue (Cosmic Shimmer) which adhered really well to the fabric.


This lovely quote from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder set stamped beautifully on the linen.


I hope this has inspired you to join us in our challenge, but do hop on over HERE to our challenge blog post to see what my wonderful teamies have put together for this fabulous challenge.


This month our sponsor is Calico Craft Parts and there will be a special prize for one lucky random drawn winner. We are looking forward to seeing what ideas you have to incorporate this sew special theme in your vintage, shabby, mixed media art projects.

Thank you for joining me today and have a great weekend.

Jennie x

16 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet pillow Jennie - love the soft colors, beautiful lace and cluster of pretty flowers! Julia xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

such a pretty pillow in gorgeous neutral shades x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderfully soft and feminine, such a creative design and a gorgeous keepsake xxx

Redanne said...

A really beautiful design Jennie, in your trademark tones - the sentiment looks wonderful too! Anne x

Annie said...

A beautiful make for this challenge theme Jennie.....love the shape and stunning details

Have a lovely weekend
Annie x

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning. I love the vintage feel you have added Jennie. Hugs Rita xxx

A Pink said...

Really beautiful! Jennie. Such a creative and considered idea for the theme - unique and original. As usual your greatly admired style shines through.
Really love this .
Hope you have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a pretty pillow Jennie, shame about the step by step photos but have to say I love how you photographed the end product with the pretty vintage bobbin. A lovely project all around ad such clever stitching!!

rachel said...

Such a clever piece jennie ... beautiful x

S@ndy Diller said...

Fabulous detail on your pillow. Such a great way to use fabric and all the other goodies. Love it. S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

Oh, how adorable! - I love the textured stencilling on the linen and charming embellishing - a delight!
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Jennie, what a delightful vintage keepsake and so pretty.
Julie x

Jenny Marples said...

The most gorgeous little pillow Jennie! Love the little tape measure elements and bouquet xx

ßeulah ßee said...

Gosh, this is pretty. It would make a lovely pin-cushion!

Suzanne C said...

This is charming and elegant! Lovely little pillow!

Rein said...

This is lovely!