We were planning to move, so I needed to reduce the amount of accumulated ephemera and wallpaper samples. Simple, right?
I saw a link on Debbie's blog for a class that looked interesting: Mary Ann Moss' Remains Of The Day Journal. I saw the preview and went nuts! The premise is to sew together a bunch of stuff: junk mail, used envelopes, ads, magazine pages, photos, paint chips, labels... You get the picture.
I swear if I had any money to spend (and you know I really don't!) I'd spend it on one of these classes:
This woman is a genius! I'm excited-crazy-inspired about her work!
So anyway, I started tossing paper into a shoebox. Eek! It really isn't hard for a packrat like me to find plenty of material for a paper project. I was having a problem getting started, so I decided that instead of just throwing together random items, I'd use things I like to look at and to play with color combinations. Guess what--I now have--well, take look:
|Purple and green|
|All different greens plus peach|
|Pink, fuchsia, raspberry|
|Phoebe helping me sew|
|Burgundy, apricot, rose|
|Phoebe adjusting the stitch length|
I have several signatures ready to be sewn. But I'm leaving lots of little holes and spaces and pockets so I can write in the finished book, and tuck in stuff whenever I'm inspired.
Thank you Mary Ann Moss!