Thanks for joining Gina K's Design Team today for our monthly hop! Our theme is SEWING, where along the way you will find a variety of sewing techniques from hand sewing to faux sewing and lots of inspiration! If you are here after visiting Deb Felt’s blog, then you are in the right place but if not, please start at Gina K’s blog so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way!!
I couldn’t have been more thrilled about this month’s theme because I have been occupying a big chunk of my time with sewing and thoughts of sewing! Since I brought my sewing machine out of storage and got it services, I have been perusing many inspirational blogs out there gathering tons of ideas, going fabric shopping, making projects and planning more! One of the things I’ve wanted to do lately was replace my extremely dated pin cushion (see picture at left, you know the one!) So I made a cute one out of a tuna can following this tutorial with a few tweaks! I wanted to have a little weight to my tuna can so it didn’t easily move from my work surface, so before I glued my cushion to the can, I added some World’s Best Cat Litter to the bottom!
For my card, I used Nana’s Needlework and made a paper-pieced quilt! It’s so fun that I actually ‘get’ how a quilt comes together since I am taking an on-line quilt class! I also used the woodgrain technique to make the quilt hanger shelf and ‘frame’ for my sentiment. And of course, I had to add some stitching to my card to finish it off!
Now you’re headed to Emily’s blog to continue on with the Sew Fun inspiration!
Stamps: Nana’s Needlework
Cardstock: White, Sweet Corn, Crème de Menthe, Chocolate pure luxury, Basic Grey Hopscotch
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Wild Honey & Vintage Photo distress, White Craft
Accessories: Chocolate Mix buttons, double-stitch chocolate ribbon, brown cotton thread