Over at her blog, Julia Crossland is running something called Being Creative, where each month there is a theme to follow to simply be creative, with no restrictions. This months theme is Ocean, and I decided to continue with my experimentations!
I used some money I received for my Birthday to buy myself a second hand sewing machine this year. It is very much second hand... I have no manual, and I seem to have a constant problem with the thread getting stuck behind the tension dial, arrrgh! But I can do short stretches in between problems, as long as I am selective with my fabric and cotton choices - anything too different and it jams...!
I want to create a fabric journal to get to know my sewing machine, and general textiles a bit better. I intend to create all the pages individually, and then I will assemble them into pages.
So, on the theme of Ocean, here is my very first page!!
I've included a little close up to help you see the gorgeous textures I've included. There are layers of cotton, linen, ribbon, netting, denim and a satin-y material. There's also a line of single crochet, and beading.
My original concept included sequins and sparkles, and stitching worked over the top. But I like this just for the simplicity of colours and textures.
I hope you can appreciate that too!