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Collection: A Stitch In Time
30 years I've worked as a fine artist, scenic artist and prop master and have enjoyed working for many major theme parks and movie studios. Now retired, I've always wanted to work with my own cloth designs. Now I will
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A stitch in time saves nine. I grew up with these words. I was taught to sew at age 4 and got my first sewing machine the Christmas I turned 5.
I grew up thinking everyone had a sewing machine just like everyone had a stove. My mother made a lot of our clothes and as I got older I made my own. It was a rare treat to get store bought clothing in the early days. That changed over time but I continued to make much of my own clothing or at least alter the ones bought at the store. My mother and grandmother taught me to embroidery and crochet when I was tiny. Every year I would make these embroidery pillow cases with crochet edges to donate to a veterans auction my grandfather organized. It made me feel special and useful to have those skills I could share. The vets and their spouses would make over them and me and they always sold fast. That set me on a life time journey of being a maker of things and led me to study fine arts and my career as a scenic artist and prop master. Now in my retirement I feel a bit like I've come full circle with the opportunity to create my own fabric designs. All that being said this is my entry in the sewing notions contest. I hope you love it.
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This is amazing. I love every bit of it. As a wife of a veteran, I will buy this today, I would make over you if I could. You were meant to do this.
Posted about 2 years ago.
I really like the nostalgic feel of these! And that little owl is wonderful!!
Aww, thank you Boo! How absolutely sweet of you to make my morning shine like that!
Oh I do love it Janiece, and I love your story too! Just adore your bent over seamstress, the busy hands, the fabulous stitched buttons, your colours... it's all wonderful, and made even more so by the sharing of the story behind it... quite fantastic.
Thank you dear Amy. Life is too short not to share yourself with others.
Janiece, this design is wonderful and made all the more special from reading your back story. What a lovely thing to let us in on part of your story in life! Fantastic design!!
Thank you for stopping in Rhonda and Ceri and for your heart warming feedback. Working on this project did bring back a lot of memories of happy times. We were what they called dirt poor but I never knew it or thought I was missing anything. I only recently upon talking to my mother realized just how poor we were but I have to say it sort of surprised me. As I got older I obviously started to realize it to some extent but I was a happy kid and always occupied with something I thought was fun. I don't remember only having popcorn to eat for dinner or some of the other things my mom told me. I remember backyard adventures, making doll clothes and furniture from old boxes. I had good friends to play with and my grannies farm to live at in the summers. Playing in the creek, clinbing trees and catching frogs. Life was fabulous.
Your fabulous set of co-ordinates has an eye-catching feature print that grabs our attention and fires our imaginations! Thank you for sharing the fascinating story that inspired your design collection, Janiece!
Yes Janiece I do love it! Great back story.
Thank you Pamella and Michelle for stopping in to comment and for all who left hearts today. Thanks also to Spoonflower for providing me a creative outlet for my retirement. I really needed that!
I love your collection! Great choice of colors and beautiful artwork!
I love it. I love your story and I love the fact that you've used my photo (ha-ha) I fight that posture every day. I had a sewing machine and after I sewed all the fabric I had available the sewing machine was sold for lack of use- my story does not match yours exactly . I had a kind understanding Aunt who pointed me back to fibre so all ended well..Looking forward to seeing the coordinates
Thank you Deborah! I had fun putting it together. I have a few more coordinates to add but they are coming in another order. I appreciate you having a look and leaving your feedback!
Fantastic, Janiece. Loved reading your notes. Great collection.
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