Monday, March 2, 2015


The stitching challenge is up on the October Afternoon blog, hosted by my super talented friend, Patricia Roebuck! Go check it out please! Her layout is beyond amazing!

Here's my take on it :)


brave closeup

brave closeup2

You might say, stitching? that's not much of a challenge for Sasha! While you may be right if I decided to hand stitch on this layout, the same can't be said when I'm machine stitching. Haha!

I love adding machine and hand-stitched elements onto my page and have been doing so for a long time. If you've never tried stitching before, you should. You have to let go of some things though. 
You have to be able to accept and see the beauty in imperfections, at least for me. My sewing machine is quite temperamental. But hey, that's what I love about it.

On this layout about my brave girl, I cut out the letters from Encyclopedia patterned paper from ourPublic Library collection to form my title, then I stitched around each hand-cut squares and layered them with various scraps leftovers from previous October Afternoon layouts.
My three photos were cut into circles and added to the layout before I typed out my journaling strips and adhered them to the page. I added a tin pin,  a couple arrows, some chipboard stars, because, really, for her bravery, my girl deserved all the stars in my world. :)  For even more fun, I sprinkled some sequins, stamped some phrases and splattered some paint onto my layout, then I stitched all around it with my sewing machine.

Tag me on Instagram if you play along! I'd love to see it!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING how you did the title!!!! Fabulous!!!!!

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Your layout is so beautiful! I love all the differnt bits and pieces. Absolutly amazing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow, my friend, this is amazing! :)

Taniwha said...

I just love your work so much Sasha. Your graphic style is so cool. I would love to come and look through your albums, they must be absolutely stunning!

Dana F. said...

So good, Sasha!

Стокли said...

Sasha, I love your style! all this white space and lots of journaling you add in different ways.

Denise said...

So filled with energy.
Love how you use your embellishments.