Over at So Artful challenge the theme this month is 'patchwork quilt'. This made me think of the lovely scraps that Donna sent me from Mexico some time back. As it is October, I sorted out scraps suitable for the 'Day of the Dead', and made them into a journal cover, which should keep my journal nice and warm this winter.... I used some iron-on vlies to fix them to a sheet of cardboard, and then sewed them, more or less, with the machine. I needed more time to thread the needle than to sew it, I cannot see where to put the thread, but I got it done in the end! The stitches do not look even, but I have learnt to accept my limitations when sewing, and am calling it 'Witch stitch'! When it was done, I went round the edge with another line of stitching, and fixed it to a plain journal cover with DS tape. The witchy accessories have been cut from fun-foam using a Sizzix die.
I love the bright colours of the Mexican cloth, and how those skellies seem to be having a fun time.
Somebody dropped in to have a look:
I think she's glad to have company!
That's all for today, have a good one, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!