Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sew crooked....

Ok, I can't even FAUX SEW straight!!! Some of you know I am in the market for a sewing machine, but from the looks of this card, I don't think I'll be very good at sewing. I can't even poke holes straight. And that's WITH SU's mat pack!!

I am so lucky to have so many online friends. And I'm *really* lucky that so many of them have Magnolias that they are willing to share with me :) I heart these images ~~ they are on my wish list ~~ but for now I will have to count on my friends sending me images. THANK YOU to each of you who have sent me some!! Although, the more I play with them, the more I want my own!!!


I actually drew the sketch for this card before I even colored the image. That never happens. I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of stamper, lol, & usually just put it together as I go. Maybe I saw this layout somewhere (wouldn't surprise me, as much time as I spend on other's blogs & on SCS), maybe I have sewing on the brain (even if it IS fake) but I do like how it turned out. I colored Tilda with my trusty Prisma pencils & Gamsol, then cut her out & popped her on a couple of Nestie ovals. The leaf paper is from Karen Foster, & the other papers are Bazzill. I "sewed" the whole thing, added some Primas & some leaves I punched with my Martha Stewart branch punch & called it done. I fought with myself to leave it ~~~ I really wanted to add maybe a swirl here & a Dew Drop there ~~ but I didn't want to cover up the fun fall paper, or my PROFESSIONAL sewing job :)


On the subject of machines, I'm in a quandry. Obviously, I need a beginner machine. A lot of people on SCS have recommended the Janome Sew Mini. This was my first choice, because Gina K has a tutorial on her blog WITH PICTURES!!!! I could follow it if it has pictures!!! But I've also read that some people have gotten real lemons ~~ it's cost them more to ship it back & forth to Janome due to breakages & other problems, than the original machine cost. I guess you get what you pay for. I've been chatting with Wendy, who has told me she has the Janome which is a step up from the Sew Mini. A few more bucks, but more stitches & she hasn't had any problems with it. There's also a Beginner model Brother at Walmart, which a few people have said they like.

So.....the quest continues. And if/when I do buy one, how long do you think it will sit in the box????

9 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Michelle, Your card is gorgeous the image is so cute and the sewing looks great. Hugs Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, My name is Pam. I live in Alabama. I am enjoying your blog so much! Michelle you do such a gorgeous job on your little "babies"! You can find me at SCS as "Craftea19" Thanks for inspiring me!

Tammi said...

This is beautiful! She's so cute and I love her in the fall colors...great sketch and I like the flowers and leaves too. I just sewed on a card the other day, it's easy!!

Tori Wild said...

I see NO "crooked-ness" in the faux sewing, I think it looks great and this little Magnolia IS adorable-- your coloring is fantastic. Thank goodness for image swaps!--- I want to get some of these too, but I'm relying on my stamp buddies to help me out until I get them myself!

Anonymous said...

I love your card!! Where would I get the stamp set? I have seen this set on several cards and have always wanted to get it. Please let me know. My name is Nancy Derrick. My email is: nld1157@aol.com Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I think your faux sewing looks great! I wouldn't of known it was faux if you would not of said anything. I love the fall Tilda. Puts me in the mood for autumn. Maybe several weeks before it cools off down south! Thanks for the sweet sweet email at scs! Did you see my first and only Tilda? I have a ways to go before I reach your artistic level! Keep the pretties coming girl!
~Pam SCS "craftea19"

Rhonda said...

This is an adorable card! You did a fabulous job, I love the beautiful fall colors you used! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

This is great.. I love the colours and I love the layout of the card... mind if I use it?? :) I really need to work out how to work my nesties into great cards like yours... now that I have the right ones!

Mandy said...

Love those great fall colors! Your coloring is GORGEOUS, as usual!!

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