The problem with online classes is that I never get around to actually "participate" when the class is on, and many times I never get around to doing anything at all. This time, however, I just knew I had to do it! Free-motion stitching seemed like something I had to try, and I love Mary Ann's gorgeous journals, so even though it took some time, I did it!
The first thing I made was actually not a journal at all, but a pie carrier. I had seen something similar to this in a magazine some time ago, and really liked the idea, and as I joined a kitchen swap, I thought of combining Mary Ann's techniques into the carrier.
So here's the result:
A closer look:
I really enjoyed working with all those bits and pieces, and I loved all the free stitching.
For the inside, I made a different journal than that taught in the workshop. I printed out lined pages with some interesting quotes, and made three signatures:
Then sewed them into the journal spine:
And as you can see, I played around with some more free stitching inside, trying to actually draw something.