My college motto, which got me through many tough exam seasons, was ‘work hard, party hard.’ And apparently these words of wisdom still apply. You see, even though we’ve been rather busy at the Quilting Arts office, we managed to find the time this week for a hands-on, artsy evening. There’s nothing like wine, cheese and crackers, and some good old fashioned crafting.
Most of the team made these lovely journals using paper, stamps, and glue:
Keep an eye out for the Muse Flash in the next Cloth Paper Scissors to learn more about the artist who inspired this idea.
I, on the other hand, used this time to get my fabric fix—and take advantage of the opportunity to try out Pokey’s gorgeous Bernina sewing machine. I didn’t exactly end up with a finished project, but I had a blast trying out a wide variety of snazzy stitches on this random fabric collage:
If you look closely, you may be able to tell that these are actually the backs of the fabrics. Let’s just say I had a spray adhesive mishap and had to get creative—it happens to the best of us :)
I hope you too are getting in your fair share of art making during this busy time of year. If not, I’d recommend planning a get together with some like-minded artist friends; it will get you motivated and force you to schedule in the time!