Tuesday, 21 January 2014

110 Creations - Documenting my Creativity

In a post Christmas online shopping spree (which included a few patterns and my first online fabric buy!), I treated myself to this awesome sewing companion:

Yes, it's 110 Creations.  I first read about this book on Lladybird back last year (please go check out Lauren's post as it has some lovely details about how this Sewist's Notebook came about!) and kept meaning to nosey at how to buy it but kept putting it off.  Then with some of my Christmas money, I thought, now is the time to buy it so I went a head and done so!  I googled and found that I could buy it via Lulus and that shipping to the UK wasn't expensive, I think in total it cost me around £10!
 
It didn't take long for it to arrive and I was very impressed when I started to look through it.  I'd always wanted a book where I could keep a record of what I'd made and this does so perfectly.  Giving you space to mark the fabric, notions, techniques used alongside space for detailed information on planning notes, finishes and notes for the next time you make it.  You can clearly see it's been made by a sewist!

Not only does it have the space for this, but also a blank body shape to sketch your makes!  And I've seriously enjoyed this part!  You see I openly admit I can't draw and that is no exaggeration.  But this little form allows me to draw on top of it and it actually looks likes I designing something, which is a feeling I've looked for for a long time.  I'm really loving that I can keep a visual record of what I'm making in my bag with me for when I need it.

In the front of the book there is a list for recording all your makes as well as making a note of your measurements for easy reference.  And then in the back is a place to list all the patterns you have in your stash.  I've already filled the dresses section and had to use the accessories part to keep listing them!

Finally, there is a space to make a wish list of sewing bits and pieces you'd like to buy.  I'm kinda scared to add things to this as I don't need any more excuses to buy stuff!

I plan to use this to record all my makes from 2014 so I can see my progress.  Has anyone else got one of these?  And how are you using it?  In case you didn't get it already, I'd really recommend those of you who don't to treat yourself to one as it's possibly the best sewing aid I own!

p.s. you'll also notice that none of the projects in my notebook have made it here yet!  And I'm totally not behind on blogging these....

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8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great idea!
    Can't BELIEVE you bought fabric online though! :-)

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    1. Haha! I know Nessa! It felt soo unnatural! But it was also worth it, wait til you see it! I'm telling myself it's because I spend too much of my wages in the shop, need to vary it about all the uk fabric shops I can!

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  2. What a lovely idea! Nice and easy to carry around with you too.

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    1. It totally is, it's proved very useful so far!

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  3. I ordered it as soon as I read Lladybird's post, then had to resist the urge to write in it until the new year. Like you, I'm using it to plot and record all my makes this year

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    1. I think that's the best way to use it as a record, a nice keepsake for 2014!

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  4. This is AWESOME! I bought the fashionary and too scared to use it - I use a standard notebook almost exactly like this but less organised. I will buy as soon as I get paid! Thanks for sharing

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    1. I was going to buy a fashionary until I seen this, obviously my putting off of buying it was worth it! It's just easier with the headings so you know what notes to make!

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