Saturday, August 4, 2012

what do I collect?

I was asked to fill two pages in a zine on what I like to collect.
So I sat back and thought about this, probably because I was asked to create inside the boundaries of two pages of a paper zine.
The first problem is that I'm not into collage, paint, or paper and I struggle to work in these mediums.
Of course I can, but I prefer not to, and I like to challenge myself to not work in them.
The second problem was that I probably could've filled way more than two pages with thing I like to collect!
So here goes with a few of my favourite things and what better way to add them to the page than in free motion stitching!

I've completely taken ownership of the zine page, hope you like it Nathalie!

Carole x



12 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Love it, buttons and linen! Rachael xo

~*~Patty S said...

the great fun of challenges/swaps IS for each of us to do our thing and interpret as we feel moved to...rules are made to be bent AREN'T THEY :)
...can't wait to see more of what you did in Nathalie's zine when it gets back home to her

I too could have filled a book with what I collect...is it a sickness LOL

Happy rest of the weekend to you and yours Mz C
oxo

Linda said...

You did so great! I love this.... and it amazes me how you put up with us QB's as you do!!! hee hee!

Ali Honey said...

I understood what you love to collect but don't know what a zine is ??

Lee said...

Incredible stitching, I'm not sure I could ever make my stitching that pretty. Well done, love your collections.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Love the free motion embroidery, how clever of you to bring the project back to your medium :) Buttons, linen, fabric - who would have guessed, lol x

Sandy Leigh said...

LOVE free motion stitching! I'm working on making mine look that nice. Hugs!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Collecting buttons is such fun - I hate to say just how many jars full of them I have (but fourteen is a conservative estimate). Is there any hope of ever using even a portion of them in my lifetime? Not a chance, but I do so love to fondle them.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Carole. Enjoyed your creative approach to the subject of collecting for the zine. And I love machine writing, so coooool!
best, nadia

Marva said...

Wow! Your free mothion is fabulous! I can't do words, I should go practice! Love this!

Hilary Johnson said...

Your work is beautiful!

I used to sell Bernina sewing machines and yours looks extremely familiar! ;)

Nathalie Thompson said...

I am so impressed with your free motion stitching. So glad it's in MY zine!