Friday, August 4, 2017

12x12 Life is Sweet Yarn Stitched Layout with Doodlebug

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm back over on the Doodlebug Blog today sharing my project for the design team's stitching challenge.  So I have to be honest with you ... this one was tough for me! I have one sister and when God was handing out the sewing gene, he gave it to her.  She's a wiz with a needle and a sewing machine. Me? Not so much!   

Another fun fact about me -- when I was little and would color in coloring books, I liked to use my crayons to outline everything in the picture.  I would rarely color the pictures in, so I'm not surprised that this is the project I came up with :)

I love all of the cute 12x12 designs that Doodlebug has started doing for each collection.  This one is from the Cream & Sugar collection (5498: sweet shoppe stripe double-sided cardstock). I used a mouse pad underneath the paper and a paper piercer, and randomly punched holes around each of the images.

I grabbed up several colors of Doodle Twine and plopped down in front of my tv. It was actually a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

I did one image at a time so that all of the holes on the backside of the paper wouldn't get confusing. 

Although I struggled to come up with my project, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I framed the piece and it now hangs just below my Doodlebug pin collection in my craft room.

Hopefully I've inspired those of you who also lack the "sewing gene", to find a fun piece of paper and some Doodle Twine and get stitching!  Have fun!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you require loads of patience to complete this. Beautiful.