Happy Mail

Happy mail from Andrea

Thank you so much to Andrea for sending a lovely happy mail that I could use to decorate this middle page of my 2018 journal.

Here’s the package she sent me:

I especially love the lace and have already used some of it to decorate the spines of some of my journals.

And she sent me my first piece of cheesecloth. I’m so excited because I’ve been wanting some. I’d love to be able to sew it and making collages with it when I’m more confident with the sewing machine.

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Embellishments

My first go at sewing

I was putting this off for so long, but then my friend dropped by for a visit and set up my sewing machine for me – yay!

She showed me what to do and sewed a few things for me to see how it was done.

Then I gave it a go be sewing some envelopes I made from book pages.

There were a few duds but I managed to get a few that looked all right.

Here’s the best one of the lot:

Proud of myself for actually getting it straight – woohoo!

I’ve done a couple of tags and envelopes that I included in a junk journal, so, I’ve made a start.

I’ll have to do lots of practice, though, to feel comfortable with sewing. Looking forward to the day when it’s just habit.