Thursday, June 7, 2007
I'm Sew Proud!!
I have to tell you, I cannot sew. I BARELY passed home ec in high school. My sister... she could sit down and whip out stuff without patterns. I just wanted to throw the machine out the window. Last year in WI, my friend Pinie tried to teach us (everyone else did fine) how to piece together paper with a sewing machine, but I just ended up with balls of thread. They say that one of the machines wasn't working right, but I swear it was me and my sewing curse. Pinie was just trying to be nice I think. I gave up and moved on to the kitchen to help with dishes. LOL.
Some gals on SUDSOL were talking about machines and someone (Gina?) suggested the Janome Petite. I found the Janome Sew Mini on Ebay and got a good deal.... considering I can't sew. It's under five pounds and small, but was suppose to work just like a real machine. I saw this AWESOME tutorial about sewing on cards over at Belle Papier . Julia is AMAZING... don't look at her sewn cards before mine... LOL. LOVE all her work.... totally AWESBOMB! Girl can stamp AND sew!!
So, my machine came, I re-read the tutorial by Julia and I decided to give it a whirl while waiting for my Stampin'Up! preview brochure order. Oh My Gosh!! I'm SO thrilled with this little machine. It has the little petal to step on ( do they all?) LOL, and it doesn't go too fast... maybe that is my problem with big machines. So, for a sewing tard, I'm pretty darn proud of myself and can't wait to show my Mom.. she is NOT going to believe I sewed! I still need some practice, but I'm sewing, I'm sewing!!!!!
Stamps: Vases in Vogue
Paper: Palette O' Prints, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Other: Sewing Machine, Three for You Punch Box, Colored Brads Round Tab Punch, Sweet Shop Ribbon Originals
This is the piece that was cut off from the sewn piece in the card below. I have a ton of scraps from the Palette O' Prints pad, so I stamped the petal on them, and cut them out. Added a button from the neutrals button collection and a piece of ribbon from the Sweet Shop Ribbon Originals Collection.
Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Palette O' Prints
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Neutral Buttons, Sweet Shop Ribbon, Janome Sew Mini Machine
These adorable bees were sent to me by Beate.... because I was admiring her wonderful bee cards that she made with her stamps from Eclectic Paperie. She was a sweetie and sent me some. Thanks Beate! I was trying to be patient and wait for my SU! box with my new goodies and right before I finished my card, my box arrived!! I quickly ripped into it and tore into my new Rhinestone Brads! They come in three sizes, and I couldn't decide, so I just used one of each. I even sewed around the circle! Can you believe it? I'm sewing, I'm sewing!!
Pinie showed us to get a piece of card stock and add just a tiny bit of adhesive to your strips of designer paper... don't worry about them all being the same length. Then, sew on all the seams, later you can cut them in the sizes you want. She made it look SO easy. SNORT. Today, it actually was... I'm so happy! Thanks my sweet friend! It might have taken me a year, but I did it!! I'm sewing!!!
Stamps: Bee Topper by Stampendous, Small Sayings
Paper: Palette O' Prints, Rose Red, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Sewing Machine, Flower punch, Sweet Shop Ribbon Originals, Rhinestone Brads, Stampin Write Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue, Dimensionals
Come to find out, it wasn't just Jayce who had Strep throat. I hadn't been feeling great for about a week, but didn't have a sore throat. Jayce, Averie and I tested positive for Strep. The first time I've EVER had it, but I guess it just gave me headaches, stomach aches and just plain made me miserable. So, the whole family is on antibiotics.... hopefully we'll kick this bug. I guess that's what we get for never having it before..... it's making up for years of being strep free.
Okay.. my box is here!! I'm SO excited to play with my new stuff! Have to get dinner for the gang first, but tonight, I'm cutting more rubbah baby!!!
Hope you all had a super day!! Thanks for stopping by!