I learned something new! I machine-sewed on my page. Actually, I sewed on 2, but the other one isn't done yet. I've really been admiring the stitching on pages that I see, especially in the style Marcy Penner does it. If you haven't come across her work, check it out as she designs for October Afternoon and Sassafras, my ultimate favourites :D
Anyway, I've started off small, and just done a few lines to journal on, but I rather like the outcome, especially with a few threads loose at the end.
Thus! Lo! Other Declamatory Phrases! I scrapped the lens baby - finally. I loved the packaging so much as on the box, it said "Congratulations! It's a lens baby!". And when I opened the box, the leaflet peeped out the top with the word "Mama?" in soft cuddly letters. An instant page title was born.
It's of the fisheye variety and I love it because firstly, I can fit whole chunks of London in the frame all at once without cropping bits of Nelson off. Secondly, it's virtually impossible to scalp anyone in a self portrait as the lens sees all. And finally, lovely soft focussy effects. Lush.
So I went with a pic of me, unscalped, and Nelson perched on his column, uncropped. Me and Nelson are like this. *demonstrating that weird crossing fingers thing people do*
Anyway, here's to many more machine stitched and fish eyed pages. Anyone got any good sewing machine tips for pages?
P.S. Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the blog hop. A lollipop for you all! I've come away with so many ideas and so much inspiration and I can't believe how imaginative and crafty and awesome you all are :D