Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bird "sew" cute

Alrighty then... Today was a day filled with accomplishments! I succesfully waxed my own eyebrows (successfully meaning, I still have two eyebrows intact, in one full section each) lol. Due to the budget constraints around here lately, I have had to bypass my wonderful hairdresser. Seeing her will be one of my top priorities when things improve. =)
My awesome brother, who seems to spoil me rotten every Christmas, bought me a Singer Simple sewing machine this year. I started to play with it yesterday, but being I have never filled a bobbin, or threaded a sewing machine in my whole life, things didn't go so well. I shut the light off in the craft room, and came back to it today. After taking the bobbin assembly completely apart, to retreive the numerous threads that were wound around it (yikes) I managed to get er put back together, and sewing even. =)
I pulled off this cute little card (go easy on me, I'm a newbie) and for the most part even managed to sew in a straight line. I don't think the picture does it justice, because I think it is way cute in person. I love it, and it doesn't even have a pun on it!!
Recipe: bird stamp from Inkadinkadoo - Birds Galore, hello stamp from CHF Rummage Bin set - Ledger Me, S.U. Soft Sky and Blue Bayou card stock, Creamy Caramel and Soft Sky inks. S.U. grossgrain ribbon, a random button, twine, and patterned paper from SandyLion. I used my Doily Lace punch for the frilly little trim, and machine sewed... yes, I said Machine Sewed the ribbon and card pieces together.
I feel "sew" proud right now. (I had to get a pun in somewhere...) Mostly because I managed to tackle my machine issues all by myself, when it was probably only the fourth time in my life I've touched one. Booya!!

1 comment:

Claire Brennan said...

Fae - your cards are wonderful and your lovely personality shines right through -I look forward to checking back with you again soon!!