Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting to know my sewing machine

A few months ago, I got a wonderful Singer sewing machine for a really good price. Slowly but surely, I am getting the hang of using it on my layouts. My lines are not straight (yet) but I guess this will come with practice. 

My sweet family, snuggling on the couch. I loved the soft colors of the photo, which I repeated in the layout. All papers and embellishments are from the Swirlydoos April kit. The buttons and the chain are from a previous kit. The frame around the journaling is from Conny at scrap me. You can find her shop HERE. The frame was just 90 cents, a real deal. I based this layout on the latest challenge of FROSTED DESIGNS.

The card is also made from items from the same kit. I based it on the sketch of CardPatterns.

Thanks for stopping by! 
All the best, 


  1. Hello Elisabth.
    What a stunning Layout, love the soft colours you have chosen to go with the pale coloured photo, perfect.
    I love to use my sewing machine, but sometimes I forget about it and then think oh why did i not use it! Don't think lines have to be straight. I like to do a "wonky" line and then go over it with another wonky line, that looks good too.
    Happy Sewing.

  2. Ich hab die Nähmaschine auch versauern lassen, wie sie noch im Kasten gestanden ist, hab ich sehr selten mal am layout genäht, seitdem sie neben mir ist und ich sie zum. nur am tisch stellen muss und anstecken - funkts auch mit dem nähen und ich liebe einfach die details - es sieht einfach sooo cute aus ;-)

    Dein layout ist wie immer Spitzenklasse!!! Und der Rahmen ist mir gleich aufgefallen - also auch zufrieden mit der europäischen Alternative?

    GlG Conny

  3. Your LO is just gorgeous!! I love the soft color palette with your photo and all the embellishments you used. What a beautiful card too. I have a sewing machine. A Janome brand. I have never used it on paper before. I will be whipping up some camera strap covers for my camera and a friend's though. :)

  4. Beautiful layout! Congrats on the new sewing machine. Thanks for joining us for our latest sketch challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  5. Love the pretty, vintage feel of this layout! thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. This is so elegant. I love the soft colors and the beautiful details on your layout. Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  7. such a lovely photo and a lovely way to display. i love the beautiful colors. congrats on your new sewing machine.

  8. Das Layout ist wunderschön!
    LG Yvonne

  9. Beautiful layout and card! Love the colours and patterns you used on the card. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!!

  10. Such a beautiful page! Thanks for playing along with us at frosted Designs :)

  11. So, so pretty. I love stitching on layouts and personally I like wonky lines!! A gorgeous job on both projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.