Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I "sew" need a vacation ...

This is my card entry for TGF's Farm Fresh Friday challenge for the week.  It's my first FFF.  I don't know why I wait til almost the last minute to participate.  It's the pressure of the deadline, I suppose.  So the challenge was to incorporate some sewing or even faux sewing on 2 layers of DP or cardstock.  I have a sewing machine under my craft table and I haven't used it at all!  It's a few years old already and I bought it cause I wanted to learn to sew but never really got around to it.  I didn't use it for this challenge either.  I used my paper piercer that I just got and hand sewed the outline of the clouds in the sky and some of the "waves" in the ocean DP. 

So while I was cleaning out my storage room this past weekend I found all this felt!  Ahhhh!  So I made a little palm tree for Dress Me Ian to cool off under.  There's some hand stitching on the leaves and the tree trunk.

I used some yarn for the bottom scallop portion and just weaved it through.  Don't look too closely at my coloring on Ian.  I was running out of ink in my Copic pen.  But I'm happy I just got new ones from All That Scraps today!  It's always fun to get new crafty things. 

Anyway, hope you're having a good summer.  It's almost back to school for the kids.  Thanks for reading!

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oops, I forgot to comment here too. I'm noticing now that you cut Ian on the black lines, after I emailed you. That looks pretty time consuming. Plus your edges look really smooth. Plus all that stitching! I haven't used my sewing machine for a while too, I keep saying I have to fix some pants, but never get around to it. Mine is probably frozen now, I keep taking it in every few years to get it cleaned and unfrozen, then never use it and it gets frozen again. Anyhow, hope you win!

eva said...

actually i usually leave some white border when i cut but thought i'd try cutting close to the line this time. the secret is to cut as close as you can and then i take my black copic pen (if i used black ink to stamp) and just color the edges to make it look clean.

Tammy said...

This is adorable, and I always wait to the last min to get submissions in too! Ha!