Hey y'all! How's everyone doing! So, as many of you know I attended Sewing Summit back in October; when I found out I was going I contacted my lovely editor at Stitch Craft Create and pitched her the idea of writing an article about the conference. She agreed and so for the entire conference I took pictures, jotted down ideas, made notes about classes, attendance and participants, and just generally got into the spirit by absorbing everything that was going on around me. I spent a hectic few days writing and editing my article and gathering my pictures and sent it off to SCC before I had even been home for a week.
My article appears in the Winter 2013 issue of SCC which can be found on newsstands now! As always, this issue is filled with gorgeous crafty projects including an ear warmer by Kay Whitt that I think is seriously lovely and a chevron pillow from Corey embellished with buttons. There's also an article on Modern Inspirations from my friend Thomas.
And here it is! Obviously I can't post the entire article online, and that opening bit there wasn't even written by me, but I did I take all of the pictures included in the article - there's a little bit of my vintage thread collection to add some colour! Unfortunately the lighting in the Sewing Summit venue is pretty yellow and terrible, so most of my pictures from the actual event weren't used, but at least it means that I took a ton of pictures (nearly 200) to remember it by. If you're interested in learning a bit more about Sewing Summit from a slightly different perspective, be sure to pick up this issue before it's gone!
And thinking about Sewing Summit led me to remember that I never actually showed any of the projects I completed in my classes at the conference - man, I am running a little behind! One of the projects was made as a gift for my mum for Christmas so I'll show that when I share all of her presents, but here's the other one.
I took Kelly's class and made my first frame pouch - I love it! The exterior is a fussycut print from Heather Ross' Far Far Away II and the inside...
Is a print from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley! I got a lot of compliments on this fabric combination from other attendees - many people said that they wouldn't have ever thought to put the two together. My corners aren't rounded as nicely as I would have liked, but it was a bit of a steep learning curve with the machines we had to use in classes. My machine is older and all manual, so using a computerized machine for the first time was a bit of a challenge! I still love it though and need to figure out a way to use it more often.
My Sewing Summit swag which I (apparently) also forgot to share with everyone - some bought, some won, some gifted, some samples - dang, that was a good haul!