Journal to the USA has arrived!

It took 10 days for this sweet little beauty to reach Idaho, USA and it’s new owner and another swap friend’s home. And just as my journal reached the USA, a journal parcel from the USA reached me around the same time… well give or take a day. Those time zones can be a little tricky.

This swap was all about vintage sewing.  For me, being a stitcher/quilter, this should have been easy. Firstly, I promised myself only to use what was in my stash – no spending allowed!! Vintage sewing ephemera just isn’t available to me… so it’s more about quilting and using what was available to me.  My style of vintage.  Secondly… putting this baby together was a nightmare of frustrations. Sewing in the first signature… lets just say I had to walk away before a complete journal was tossed into the garbage.  After clearing my mind… all the signatures went in smoothly.  Said that a bit too soon!!

My daughter and I were looking at the completed journal and OH BOY!! the middle signature was upside down… undo… redo…  all is good again.

Here’s the video… no time for editing out the um’s and ah’s – that journal needed to be on it’s overseas journey.  It’s also a little shaky… my tripod and me weren’t best friends that day, so I held the camera instead.

Next up on my list…

  • I have some more videos to make – the journal that arrived for me from my swap friend… OMGooshness!!! what an absolute vintage delight.
  • Then there’s the gorgeous journal from my first swap – it’s an explosion of rosey delightfulness!  So very spoilt by my journal friends.
  • A sweet little Tea Journal needs to be completed for another swap friend.
  • Finish writing up the pattern for a new Snickerdoodle Dreams pattern – he’s a little chilly but oh so sweet…
  • Prep for a craft show in late October…
  • Probably… actually, I know my accountant would love for me to send our taxes for her to do.

I have a million and one things to do…What’s in your planning or diary today?

We’d love for you to share your creative and life experiences – just add them to the “Leave a Reply” below or the fancy grey speech bubble.  I’m sure you’ve been just as creative and busy as I have.

take care – have a fantabulous day filled with creativity and inspiration

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Renovating our new BSW Classroom

At home with Bee Sew Whimsical

Hey Artsy Friends… a few things have been happening over the past couple of days – so I thought I’d buzz in quickly to catch you all up.

  • Our » BSW Classroom is progressing beautifully… already a couple of free classes have been added for you. They’ve been transferred from our Snickerdoodle Dreams Community but they fit perfectly here. Don’t be shy… join in and have fun stitching, creating and learning some new crafting techniques. A list of classes can be found   »  BSW Available Classes or on the  »  Memberships page.
  • More exciting goodness is coming your way. I think I spy a wintery Snowman on my desk, just waiting for some snow to fall somewhere in the world… don’t think it will be here in Sydney, that’s for sure.  That poor guy will surely melt as our summer heats up!  I’ll shout out as information becomes available.
  • I’ve been renovating the blog also… just making things clean and simple, warm and cosy as can be. Minor adjustments and bits to add, wondering where I shall put them. It’s coming together… don’t you just love that aqua teal colour?

Let me know what you think. Most importantly, if I’ve messed up, those dust bunnies have gotten out of control,  something that’s not quite working right or it’s down right confusing… shout out loud!

  • I’ve also finished up a Vintage Sewing themed journal. It will be winging it’s way to Idaho, USA over the next week… it’s been a while since I’ve swapped to the USA. It has 3 full length signatures and 4 half signatures, let’s not make things easy. That’s me, I have to challenge myself. It has loads of delicious coffee stained real estate to record one’s thoughts, feelings, ideas, memories or just doodle the page in artsy creations… Here’s a couple of snap shots of my journal. I’ll post a video later – have to find time to record when no one is home!

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Lastly… I just want to say how much I’ve been enjoying making these journals.  If the firemen walked into my home and saw all of my scrapbooking papers, etc – they’d have heart failure… LOL!! It’s tidy and organised but there is so much of it.  It’s great to finally put those papers to some good use.  Just wait and see… I’m sure there just might be… a journal class, just for you to delve into very soon also. I’d love for you to join me in creating one of these beauties and use up all items that are readily available inside your home. Endless possibilities.  More on that very soon.

What have you been creating today?

We’d love for you to share your creative and life experiences – just add them to the “Leave a Reply” below or the fancy grey speech bubble.  I’m sure you’ve been just as creative and busy as I have.

take care – have a fantabulous day filled with creativity and inspiration

BSW/SDsignatureDC

 

On It’s Way to a New Home…

My very first handmade journal is on it’s way to a new home…

It was my journal for a Freeform Junk Journal Swap (at Junk Journal Junkies).  What a fabulous way to just create from one’s ever growing stash.  My promise to myself – everything for the journal had to come from my stash. I don’t even think I’ve even made a dent, maybe just a small bump!! Though I did use up an entire 6×6 paper pad – My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 2 – Rosey. It’s an older collection but oh so gorgeous and went perfectly with the coffee dyed paper.

You can sneak a peek at the video:  Freeform Journal Swap

take care – have a beautiful day filled with creativity and inspiration

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