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TWO Projects with 2 New Books (+ Sewing Theme on Sale!)

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Susan Killam

Mini Sewing-Themed Album by
Design Team Member Susan Killam

I’m just diving straight into the deep end: Susan has made a fabulous little book with the new Atelier 12×12 Scrapbook Paper Pad and Memory Hardware Tiny Chipboard Album! And it really is little: all the lovely lace and butterflies and trim are deceiving: that new album is just 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (and the heavy chipboard pages inside are just 4″ x 4″).

Here’s an intro from Susan’s blog post:

There’s a feeling of nostalgia and comfort that comes from vintage sewing artifacts and ephemera. I’ve collected enough bits and bobs over the years to have a vintage-sewing-themed guest bedroom, including an old singer treadle machine as a side table.

I was thrilled to see the Atelier Paper Pad, a beautiful nod to seamstresses everywhere. I couldn’t wait to work with it.

Don’t get me wrong — I am NOT a seamstress. I mostly use my sewing machine on paper now, as you can see on each page of this tiny album.

Aw… I just love how this project turned out! Mixing in the vintage buttons and metal bits (like the scissors and dress form charm on the front cover) worked well for adding contrast to all the (real) lace and papers… and see the chipboard spools at left? Add some thin ribbon wound around one (like in in the far right of the photo below), add a brad to the chipboard scissors in the same set and it makes a great little embellishment.

Beside the few photos shown here, visit Susan’s blog post for lots more info & photos! And here’s a link to the full supply list.

AND there’s a big related sale (and lots more new products) AND another sewing-themed art project below, too!

New & Back in Stock Goodies!

So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 22 of them!

Psst: that 2nd row below are all back in stock items, and all 3 have been hard to come by!

Keep reading (too) as there’s a FLASH SALE, related to all the new sewing-themed items!

Sewing Theme ON SALE!

This is a 30% off sale on EVERYTHING tagged Sewing! Wow! This group has grown to over 140 options!

You can view everything in that group or view a smaller subset:
paper (single sheets & pads),
collage sheets and digital images,
– and miscellaneous supplies (from spools to die-cut chipboard to tiny buttons to ribbon)!

The sale ends at midnight on SATURDAY night, June 22nd! Click: SEWING SALE to see everything!

A Journal For Vintage Sewing Treasures by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas

Ah… a whole different sewing-themed book project! This time using the new Gypsy Seamstress 12×12 Scrapbook Paper Set and Art Journal Kit.

Here’s a short intro from Rhonda’s blog post:

I have really found a passion for creating journals. I have so many wonderful treasures and it is nice to display them inside of a journal that can be looked through, instead of inside a box on a shelf.

I have hoarded so many treasures over the years, protected the aged beauty, but why? You have one life, might just as well use the things you have and love. Some journals can become a new family heirloom full of heirlooms that once were.

Many of the vintage sewing items I have came from my mother and my grandmother’s collections. I think they look even more gorgeous gathered on the pages of this journal.

I love all the textures in Rhonda’s book pages (and scroll down a bit to see another photo, too… plus many more are in her blog post).

There are just 3 (big!) items from Rhonda’s supply list in today’s Giveaway:

– An Art Journal Kit
See the photo at right: a big bunch of options for making your own journal. The kit includes 2 Covers, 4 Tabbed Dividers, 2 Tab Top Page Markers, 4 chipboard pages, 4 corrugated pages and 2 binder rings. The overall size is approx 7-1/2″ tall x 5-1/2″ wide. The inner pages are approx. 7″ tall x 5″ wide.

– ALL FIVE collage sheets Rhonda used!! One with fans is used in that page spread below (and cute to use the vintage seam binding packages as extensions to the fan shape).

– One of the Gypsy Seamstress 12×12 Scrapbook Paper Sets
See the photo at left: An assortment of 6 different double-sided, 12″ x 12″ designs with a vintage sewing theme. Printed on high quality, heavy-duty cardstock; printed in the USA. Includes tape measures, old spools, needle & button cards, seam binding spools, dress patterns. And this new paper is included in the sewing sale!

To enter the Gypsy Seamstress Art Journal Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW or SATURDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Saturday Night, June 22, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

Oooh! We have some gift certificate winners to announce from the last 2 days of the summer sale! A gift certificate for $50 was chosen at random from the orders over $25 placed on each day; here are the winners:
– Marge Peck
– Sally McNeal

Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 20th, 2019

45 responses to “TWO Projects with 2 New Books (+ Sewing Theme on Sale!)”

  1. Ronda Liebert says:

    Love these – anything sewing is always so retro and fun. Would love to make something similar.

  2. Catharine McCammon says:

    Of course I’ll finally use up the tiny scraps of embroidered jacquard ribbon I’ve been hoarding!

  3. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Wow, love the sewing theme. Have been saving lots of sewing bits and bobs. Would look great on one of these.

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! Absolutely love this book! I would make it for my mom!

  5. KIM says:

    How wonderful, I’ve always wanted to make a journal.

  6. Diana Funk says:

    What a beautiful journal. I made a sewing themed album for my mother last year & now seeing this one, I am now wanting to make one for myself.

  7. Diana Kelly says:

    Lovely little book. I have always loved the sewing theme. The colors are so pretty, one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Kathy S. says:

    Ah, and a great use for saved vintage fabric scraps, unfinished needleworks and beads.

  9. Debora L. says:

    What a great project! I’d love to try it!

  10. Angie Cook says:

    Oh my! NOW you have my attention. Lovely. All!!!!!

  11. Traci says:

    Love the sewing theme. I am just gathering sewing themed objects to make my own journal-now I have a bit more inspiration for mine. They are both fantastic. >^..^<

  12. Jo says:

    I love these books! and the sewing items! so cute!

  13. I love this theme I would love to make a book with these items

  14. Verna S says:

    These papers are incredible, as is this sweet book. The theme of handwork is different and fun. I would follow this example. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  15. Michelle G. says:

    Both these projects are beautiful! I would love to try making a book with a vintage sewing theme.

  16. Kathy Toews says:

    The sewing book is cute! I would use a garden/summer theme.

  17. I’ve been saving grandma’s fabric blocks, old macramé (1920’s) pieces, needles, buttons, letters, recipes and would love to win. Love your idea!!!

  18. jackie says:

    beautiful journals

  19. April says:

    This could inspire some flights of millinery fancy!

  20. Kimberly says:

    Oh! Love the itsy bitsy scissors! 😊 ✂️

  21. BarbMac Vt says:

    Absolutely breathtaking albums! Serene and beautiful! Making an album using these goodies would be so exciting! Thank you for the chance to win such an amazing prize package! TFS!

  22. Anne S. says:

    I love these little albums. Would be a great way to use up some old fabric.

  23. Jennie Ingram says:

    I love the vintage sewing theme! I think I’d make a journal for a costumer friend, to sketch her future projects.

  24. Angie M says:

    Such a great little album! So many ideas for it.

  25. Jen Rothstein says:

    Love the sewing theme!!

  26. geri says:

    Just love this journal…
    make me want to go sew or glue a button on something… 🙂

  27. Celia says:

    Really LOVE this one..actually have been saving items for a altoid display but love the journal idea more…plus I have way too many things for altoid tin…….

  28. Amy says:

    would love this for my friend who sews, I glue.

  29. Carol Feiner says:

    1. Love making books
    2. I have an unfinished sewing themed book that needs a kickstart!

  30. Vera Collier says:

    I learned how to sew in high school and have gathered together a small collection of vintage sewing themed items. Would love to create a shadow box with them.

  31. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Excellent items to send you into inspiration heaven!

  32. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love this journal and all the fun vintage sewing items! would definitely make a journal of some sort – maybe put old family recipes in it!

  33. Anne DeJarnette says:

    These are lovely supplies! They’d make a great keepsake for the fabric artists in my life.

  34. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the idea of putting small family heirlooms in journals.

  35. Nancy E says:

    I am absolutely in love with this little journal!

  36. Janet Turner says:

    I have so many fabric scraps that I would love to use for a journal. I love the sewing theme and have many of your products to make button boxes. Thank you foe all the great ideas!

  37. kathy sokol says:

    When I was a kid, my mom sewed, and cut out patterns on the dining room table. The sound of her scissors crunching through the layers of fabric and tissue, vibrating against the table was what inspired me to sew. I still love that sound!

  38. Sue Pierson says:

    I would love to make a book of sewing for my friend who is a seamstress. She would so love it.

  39. Carla M says:

    The sewing theme projects are precious

  40. Laural says:

    Just absolutely Gorgeous!!

  41. Gail Brown says:

    Wow what a cute idea! I’m going to look through my stash and see what I can come up with.

  42. Jeri Stewart says:

    Love the sewing theme.

  43. Bridget Haig says:

    Who would have thought the images I grew up with, would still be something I and so many others enjoy. What a great giveaway.

  44. Gwen Kirchner says:

    This is so cute! I have a friend who sews and this would be a perfect gift for her.