Tuesday, October 7, 2008

GASP!!!! I did it!!

Oh my gosh ~~~~ I sewed!!! For real!!! Not faux!!! It's not only amazing that I actually SEWED on a card, but that I was able to take off the spool of thread that was on the machine, & put another spool on ALL BY MYSELF!!! As I said, my friend bought this machine at a rummage sale ~~ so no instructions. I did take a picture with my digital camera, just in case. I'd hate to have to call my friend to come over & put a new spool of thread on for me, lol. But I didn't even need the picture. Probably because I very speedily whipped the old spool off, & put the new one on before I forgot how it went on, lol.


So here is another of the Magnolias I purchased. She's mine ~~ all mine!!! I actually bought this paper about a month ago at my LSS, knowing full well I would eventually break down & get Cherry Tilda. I may have sewn on this card, but I didn't say it was perfect so please don't look too closely, lol!! In fact, I should probably have made this photo un-clickable. I need to work on the corners. And what do you do with the very last corner, when you're done? The colored thread ends up on top. I threaded it through another needle & pulled it through, then tied it off. Is there another, more obvious & easy way?? Anyway, back to the card. So the paper is from Graphic 45. I used Riding Hood Red, used my Nesties to cut the circles, cut Tilda out & sat her on some Riding Hood Red ribbon. Easy peasy. Except for the sewing. LOL. This card will, of course, go to my wonderful friend Laura who not only loaned me her machine but sat patiently with me showing me how to use it until I felt comfortable. I've known her for 20 years ~~ wow! I've gotten so obsessed with selling my cards on Ebay & making money, that I've forgotten how fun it is just to make a card to send to a good friend.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!!

23 comments:

Danni said...

Good for you! What a wonderful card!! Very cute!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Another gorgeous card Michelle and your sewing looks fab, love the wonderful dp too, Hugs, Nikki x

Helena said...

Oh wow, I think you have done a perfect job on the sewing!!!! Beautiful card!

xxxx

Amy said...

Ohhh... she is darling Michelle! I love how you used the same PP for the inside of the circle to match the outside!

Dianne said...

Holy cow I spoke too soon!!! Your sewing is of course fabulous!!!! This card is of course the cutest!! What a fabulous job....
As far as selling your cards on ebay and getting paid... HOORAY FOR YOU!!!!!
Dianne

Tori Wild said...

YEAH MICHELLE!! I told you it wasn't that hard and your sewing looks FABulous! I LOVE the red and I'm so jealous of your adorable Magnolia's!! Having her sitting on the ribbon is perfect.

Anonymous said...

OH how I wish I was in IL. I could come and show you.... We have to get together at Christmas when I am home. You turn the card over and then pull one tiny stitch from the front to the back and tie it in a not on the back. In other words you bring your colored thread to the back and tie it. Be sure your tension is loose when you sew. Also... the corners. Leave your need in the paper. Lift your presser foot up. Rotate your paper in the next direction. Put your presser foot back down. The presser foot is the one that holds the paper down. Does this help?
Dawn B. Geez I just wrote a book...

Ila said...

Wow!! Michelle..this card is Super Cute and Gorgeous!! Your stitching is and looks Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

Ying Pang, said...

congratulations Michelle!! I wish I could sew too :-))Your card is so gorgeous!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Yay for you!! Good job with the sewing machine and the card is fab!! Love it, Michelle!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute, cute, cute, and awesome sewing, love your card.

Tammi said...

Yay!! Looks fantastic Michelle, I knew you could do it, and in red too, I'm so lazy changing the thread colors. I love the cherry paper, so perfect with this Tilda...beautiful card!

Niki Estes said...

Great card, Michelle, and your sewing looks fabulous! You would think you've been doing it for a long time!

Sherri said...

Michelle,

I love it. I see myself doing a magnolia shopping trip now! Beautiful card! Nice job sewing. I still can't get it!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute card!!!! And congratulations on you sewing!! :)

Aunt T said...

Awesome card. Congrats on sewing. I'm still afraid to try it!

Teresa

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh how sweet! I love these images ... great job of coloring and SEWING!!

Claudia Rosa said...

ooooh.. michelle... i adore your card!!!
love love that paper.. she is such a cutie!

Jackie said...

Congrats on sewing...that is sooo awesome! Your card is very beautiful...I love everything about it.

Bev said...

Utterly gorgeous!! This card took my breath away Michelle. Your sewing looks good to me - prefect in fact!!

hugs Bev x

snap_scrap_stamp said...

I'm so happy for you! You did a fabulous job! I pull on my thread that is on the backside of the paper, and it pulls up a little loop from the front thread. I pull on the little loop until the front thread is all the way through to the back. Then I tie a normal knot. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Faith

Jovita said...

Your card looks like you've been sewing for years ;) I can't sew a straight line so I'm very envious of you and your accomplishment.

The card is fabulous and hopefully things will slow down for you ;) Have a great week ~ Jovi

Paper in the Works! said...

You got a sewing machine? *faints with joy* lol Congrats girlie!!! Your card is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

Hugs,

Kim

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