Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Amazing...

the world's most sewing challenged person was actually able to thread a sewing machine and get it to work properly. If you knew how incredibly inept I am when it comes to sewing you would be truely amazed! I've tried a few times (very unsuccessfully) over the years to work a sewing machine. The problem is, I have seen so many beautiful cards with sewing on them and the closest I could ever get was some stitching rub-ons. About 6 months ago I borrowed my grandmother's sewing machine from my mom in hopes of getting over my fear of sewing failure. A couple days ago while I cleaning up my stamp room I spied the sewing machine cover (covered in dust) under my table. I decided to pull it out and maybe try and thread it. The sewing machine is a Janome and has around 8 basic stitches. It took me a while but I actually got the needle threaded and THANKFULLY there was already a bobbin of thread in the bottom (not sure I could handle having to do to much). I can't even explain how giddy I was when I realized that I might have actually threaded it correctly. I decided to take the plunge and try it out. It took a few tries but I actually got the hang of sewing 2 pieces of paper together. I am SO proud that I can finally do what probably every 7th grader on the planet has already mastered....I can thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line, LOL.

So here is my FIRST EVER sewing card:
Supplies used: Chin Up snowman from Firecracker Designs by Pamela, SU cardstock, Fancy Pants DP, MS snowflake punch, Shimmerz angel wings, SU dazzling diamonds glittter, Sharpie markers...and a sewing machine!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!

12 comments:

Kari said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the snowman image and the bright colors!!! Great job!!

Lesley said...

Great sewing and a fab card Heather xx

Dawn said...

gorgeous heather! Love the sewing and the shimmery happy snowman! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
Dawn

Debi said...

I think you have done an awesome job of sewing. This such an incredible card and I love the image. The sewing really adds so much to the overall card! I love the bright colors chosen and the snowflakes are fantastic as an embellishment. Awesome care!!!

marywebb said...

You did sooooo good for a your first sewing card. I love it and the snowman is adorable too!!! Keep on sewing!!

kc_froglady said...

LOVE IT! Wonderful job on the sewing and this is adorable!

Kisa Peters said...

I LOVE this!!! PERFECT!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow! Congrats! I am now going to ahve to say that you are the SECOND most sewing challenged person LOL! I don't even own a machine ;) LOVE the shimmerz on him... I HAVE to order some!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow! Congrats! I am now going to ahve to say that you are the SECOND most sewing challenged person LOL! I don't even own a machine ;) LOVE the shimmerz on him... I HAVE to order some!

Maria Matter said...

Heather, this is so adorable! The snowman looks great all sparkly! And your stitching...fabulous...I don't even have the courage to take the cover off mine!!!
Blessings, Maria

Shirley said...

Sew or not! The card is fantastically so bright and cheerful. I love it and the paper piecing too!

The Stamper's Touch said...

This little guy is soooooo adorable!! Your sewing is perfect! Now I expect to see it on more cards since your have that machine threading mastered!!!!!

Linda