Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Collage Parcels

For years my sewing machine languished in my craft closet. I wanted to stitch on paper, but I was a bit afraid to try. But thanks to two inspiring instructors, Mary Ann Moss and Roben-Marie, I finally mustered up the courage to give it a go. Now I'm hooked! I couldn't believe how easy and fun it was to sew papers together to create paper parcels embellished with ribbons. I even whipped up a huge and fluffy sewing pattern tissue flower in no time flat! I have to admit, the seams of my parcels are a bit crooked, and the stitching on the ribbon is a little off center, but I figure that will improve with practice. If you would like to know how I created these parcels using the Vintage Collage stack from DCWV and my very favorite ribbons from May Arts just click this link. Or click here for a printable PDF.

While you're visiting May Arts, be sure to leave a comment on my post for a chance to win your own parcel brimming with artsy goodies. Be sure to enter the giveaways sponsored by May Arts and Die Cuts with a View as well. You'll want to check both blogs daily for great inspiration, projects, and prizes all this week! Happy stitching! {If I can do it, anyone can!}


  1. So gorgeous, Kim!! Even prettier in real life! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fluffy tissue paper flower!

  2. your pattern tissue flower is amazing irl! i love it.