This is for Estee's final NSD challenge on scrapbooking an object. I had a ton of fun creating this layout; I fell in love with Basic Grey's "Lemonade" line all over again; it has to be one of my absolute favorites! The sewing "shapes" were cut out of chipboard on my cricut. Each shape was cut twice and covered in patterned paper. Then I used foam strips between the "layers" of chipboard to give dimension. Thanks for looking!
From a young age I continually changed what occupation I wanted to be, when I grew up, as I think it did for most children. Every profession was present from fairytale author, pediatrician, world-famous choir teacher and movie memorabilia appraiser. One thing that never wavered was my desire to be a mother and all of the talents that it entailed. To me this included becoming a master chef, Harvard-inspired homework tutor, ability to cut hair like Vidal Sassoon and a knack to sew some pretty fancy attire. Now that I am a mother, I wonder, What the heck was I thinking? I can barely keep the knots out of everyones hair, let alone cut it in a straight line. But alas, the day has come that I officially have decided to venture into the world of sewing. Out of the dark came my mothers sewing machine from the eighties and off I went to purchase some patterns and sewing necessities. There were headaches, bobbin-issues, broken needles and bruised egos, but somehow I made it through my first two dresses for my daughters. I may not be prepared to be on, Project Runway yet, but Im going to master this challenge I call sewing… Sara, May 2010