Monday, November 23, 2009

Sew Awesome

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine helped me sew some Christmas gifts. I had this "bright" idea but in the end I needed much help to see it through. Usually it's just hubby that gets roped into those projects, lol. Kinda like the bathroom reno, I tore down some wallpaper border and then cried "help" for the rest of it. Once it was started it had to be finished, right?! And it almost is, he has patched the walls, painted the walls and ceiling, fixed the light, installed the hardware and put in a new radiator cover. All that is left is for some artwork and curtains to go up. I told him I could handle that part. I am already thinking up the "my" next project, he he.

Anyway, back to the sewing project. With my friends help my projects are now all complete and 3 things on my gift list are now checked off. A card to thank her was the least I could do, right? I used some fabric scraps to make her this...

I ran the fabric through the butterfly Sizzix die and sewed it onto my card. I stitched the body and antennae so the wings actually "flap" since they aren't adhered down. I used a couple brads at the top of the antennae. The sentiment is hand written.

I like it!
It's Monday so I am off to work. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Julie said...

Beautiful, Tracy! What a great idea to use the fabric for your butterfly--a great memory card for your friend--very thoughtful! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Tracy this is super cute!! Love it!

Cheryl said...

Love the sewing project/car you came up with! I'm sorry I haven;t commented lately! I always enjoy your projects, Tracy!
Love your phi
losophy of Christmas and enjoyed reading about your finds!
We've been in the same type of mood with our house! It's so fun! I think we're getting ready to "nest" for the winter!
I have to find your box tutorial, cuz I made one and want to link it up!

ChristineCreations said...

I like it too! What gorgeous graphic fabric...and the stitching is the delicate icing on the cake!