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Friday, August 19, 2011

Stitches-Real or Faux


The challenge on the Sassy Cheryl blog this week is to make stitches, real or faux ones. Mine are of the faux variety since I haven't figured out how to use my sewing machine yet! My parents are coming up for a visit this weekend and if we have time I will see if she can give me some pointers. I used the Sassy Cheryl image Button Flowers Bag and colored it with Copic Markers. She has a couple of more of these that are similar with buttons. I really love buttons. I keep buying them too, almost every time I go into a craft store I leave with some buttons. Anyway, I just think these images are too cute. Since I am sewing machine challenged, I had to draw in my little stitches around the border of my card. One day I will learn to sew!

I did buy a machine a couple of months ago and a great book on teaching yourself how to sew. Yeah, I still don't know how to sew. I can do basic things by hand; like sewing on buttons, fixing a loose hem, that type of thing. I was fortunate enough to have my Great Grandmother for the first sixteen years of my life and she taught me to quilt by hand. So I have pieced quilts and actually quilted with needle and thread but am lost when it comes to using the machine. It is going to be a crazy busy weekend. I have my 5K in the morning, am teaching a Copic class right after that and then have my parents here for the weekend and will be taking Mom out to celebrate her birthday. If we have a spare minute or two I am going to see if she can at least get me started!

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

Gina, this is so pretty and I love that cute little image with all the buttons! Great faux stitching too. Don't worry - you'll figure out that sewing machine one day - and if now, you can just do the faux as it's wonderful!
Have a great weekend - and it does sound like you'll be busy!
Lynn

Pat said...

Hi Gina...oh...I soooo relate to that whole "sewing machine challenged" thing...me too!!! But you know how to hand stitch, at least!! hehehe! Me...not so much! Your card is just delightful! I love this Sassy Cheryl image...and your coloring is gorgeous!! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's...have a great time w/your parents!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kathy and Lucky said...

Well, I think your faux stitching is just perfect and easier than using the machine, mine is in the closet :) Love your card with the buttons and the colors. Just adorable. Have a great weekend.

Elise said...

Oooh wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love your colouring!!! And the colors that you chose are just PERFECT! Wow!

Hugs,
Elise

Sassy Cheryl said...

I love buttons too! When I quit sewing, you wouldn't believe how many I gave to my sister. She loves them. And quilts. . . . .used to make them as well, also given to my sister.
You're so lucky to have had your Great Grandmother to teach you to quilt. Those memories will be with you forever.
Now. . . .on to your card. AMAZING! I personally LOVE the faux stitching and the coloring on the image is stunning! Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card and perfect image for the challenge.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Scrapping Julie said...

hey Gina... my long lost friend !!!
i hope you get a chance to get started on the sewing machine. i can do a straight stitch. i took a class like 14 years ago.. seriously 14 years.. made all kinds of things.. havent sewing anything but a straight stitch in at least 12 years. i could probabley use another class!!!! your card looks great.

Emily Leiphart said...

What a wonderful image! I love how you coloured it, Gina.

Heather Huggins said...

Totally cute!! Love the double border punches.
Thanks for playing this week.

Hugs,
Heather

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card, Miz Gina! It's perfect for the challenge and those of us who are 'stitching' challenged. Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. Sending hugs your way, Peggy x

Jennipher Lowery said...

Absolutely darling Gina! I don't know how to operate a sewing machine either so I have to hand stitch on my cards. Love the fun borders and the overall design. Great card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic card, Gina! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous 5K! Good luck with the sewing. I have a machine and cant sew a straight line! Send any pointers my way!

Stamping Seasons said...

Ohhh you have used my all time favorite SC image!!
Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryls this week
Hugs
Tracy

Karen said...

Gina, You won the Sassy Cheryl's challenge! WooHoo for you!

Karin said...

I stink at sewing too, but love this cute card! Adorable!

silkeshimazu said...

I love your faux stitching and coloring. I also hope to learn how to sew one day ;).