My first attempt at sewing on a card

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm not sure if I told you or not but Devin got me a sewing machine for Valentine's Day.  I had asked for one.  He got me a Singer Simple. He told me that this one was $10 more than the cheapest one but because it had the word simple on it, he thought that would be better for me.  He was definitely right on that front.

My very good friend Andrea came over Friday night to help me out because I was very intimidated by the directions and was never going to be able to sew without some outside help.  She totally came to my rescue. 

I am super excited to be able to do this now and to add this dimension to my card making. I first started by making the card on the left.  I put my paper in to sew, only to find out that my top thread had somehow come undone.  So, there was no thread but I didn't want to throw away the paper and thought, hey, it's just as if I pierced the paper.  I thought it looked ok.  I had to make a second card and try again and this time it worked.  Yeah!  I also sewed the ribbon on both cards.  I am SUPER loving these cards with the sewing and the cute paper.

Patterned Paper:  MME Love Nest

Stamps:  PTI Everyday Button Bits and Cupcake Collection
Other:  CTMH ribbon, PTI buttons

Have a great Tuesday.  Yeah for Idol tonight, although I'm bummed about Lily going home last week.  What was America thinking?  My next favorite girl is one who I can't even spell her name. Sioban?? And I'm definitely still on board with Big Mike.


Laurel said...

Very pretty and I love the sewing!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh Alanna.... these are great!! Love them!!

Barb said...

Lovely! Good for you, trying a new technique. You've done a great job!

Liz said...

What a sweetie enjoy your machine

Kathi C. said...

And I'll have to say these cards are SEW very nice! Good for you with the sewing machine, Alanna. Very cute paper.

I SEW need a smaller sewing machine. One of these days ...

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