Wednesday, January 29, 2014

{To My Sweet Friend}

Debbie with Bugjuiced here today sharing a card I made still going with the "NEW" theme. You were to use a new technique, new product or something just new to you. Mine is sewing. I got a brand new sewing machine 2 years ago and it remained in the box until I decided to bust that baby out and try my hand at it.

I think the older I get the more dangerous I live...hee hee I know sewing is far beyond what most people think is dangerous but if you know me then you should probably know that
me + needles + thread = disaster! Yep, I don't usually attempt any more stunts with needles and thread. Once I ripped a hole in my pants down on my lower leg area and thought "what the heck I can stitch this up without removing my pants"... I mean why take the time to remove the pants? Didn't make sense to me so I proceeded to stitch my pants and was pretty darn proud of myself if I do say so myself...well what do you know those pants were now attached to my socks! Its a wonder I wasn't bleeding profusely. Of course I was hand sewing no machine was hurt in the process. Wow that would have been something to see if I attempted this with a machine right!? Can you picture that? I can.

So thus my sewing capabilities were a bit lacking you can say. That was probably 35 years or more ago so I thought maybe I was mature enough (cough cough) to attempt this sewing thing again. It was relatively painless set up cause I did me some readin' of the provided documents (this is a rare occurrence, normally I just dive right in and learn the hard way) Now the thing I must confess is that I own 1... yes 1...you heard it right spool of thread! So a shopping trip to Joann's is a necessary thing for me soon.

I have to admit I loved it and I think I may find myself being a sew-er (sewer just didn't look right) I want to spend some time with my mom she can sew anything and have her teach me a few things. I want to sew me one of those cute little scrap bags for my desk.

Ok so anywho my card I used a zig zag stitch (wow I seem so knowledgeable about this sewing thang!) and just went around the pattern paper I adhered to my kraft card base. I love polaroids so I decided to just create a little "photo" so that is what I did. I used an image from the Car Decals Cricut cartridge. Stacy told me how to make the cute flowers she did on this post and so I made another one of them for the card front. I am in love with these flowers. Again a tutorial will be happening. I used Pumpkin orange cause it was a great choice with the paper I used. It matched the orange in it perfectly!




10 comments:

Julie Odil said...

Look at you go, sewing all the way around that card! You rocked it! I love this decal person and the wonderful twine flower. I have to confess that I, too, am sewing flawed. I love how it looks on cards and think I should try it, but it TERRIFIES me. Tension and all that (on the machine, well, it makes me tense thinking of it, too). Congrats on conquering your first sewing project. I am VERY impressed!

Karen (karey2005) said...

I seriously laughed out loud bubble way to your post!!! I got a total mental picture of you selling your pants to your sock! I also have a brand-new two-year-old sewing machine I've never used! Ha ha ha

Karen (karey2005) said...

Oh and seriously cute card!

Tara said...

LOL! So funny! You rocked the sewing on this card! Love the Pom Pom!

quilt4fun2 said...

You busted out the Cricut Cartridge...Car Decals is a lot of fun. Love the flower and stitching. It will be fun learning some details and tips from your Mom. One spool? Yes you need more than one.
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Cassandra Chen said...

So amazing!!:D:D Thanks for sharing!:D

Kristy said...

Awww!! This is so, so cute!! : ) ~ Kristy

Rose said...

oh this turned out so cute!!! way to get your "sewing" on girl :)

Brianna loeffelbein said...

Oh gosh friend, you just make me laugh and smile, this story never gets old, Is still remember the first time you told it to me. This card is so adorable. I wasn't sure what to be more shocked over, you pulling out your sewing machine, finally or seeing that you used your cricut lol. <3 ya girl, great job, you rocked it!!

Timeless Twine said...

Deb you are a riot! I always enjoy reading your posts, it makes me smile. This card is simply AMAZING! Totally love the stitching and of course one of my favs is Polaroids and those flowers are the best!