Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{the paper variety ~ sew much fun!!!}

Hi everyone! Wait 'til you see the inspiration this week at the Paper Variety!!!!

It's all about getting your stitch on. Hand stitch, machine stitch, doodle tiny faux stitches.

Whatever you gotta do to put yourself in stitches. :) :)

Of course there is a prize!

Abby has donated this -----> OCTOBER AFTERNOON. love, love, love!!!

{An 8x8 paper pad & fun chipboard!}
Hope you get the chance to play with us this week. It would be "sew much fun." :) Please link up your paper project (anything goes!) to the paper variety by next Tuesday, March 1, 12:00 noon EST.

Here are a couple more pics of my project. I used 2 square punches to punch several squares from jillibean pp. I lightly adhered them to a piece of cs and then zig zag stitched between each square. I love the quilted look I achieved!! Just what I was going for. {sidenote - I always admire hip, contemporary decorating...but, clearly, I am a country girl at heart. May was well embrace it.} :)

{getting my stitch on.....} The metal pan had been in the back of my cupboard for over twenty years. LOL! I spray painted it, and then gave the Basic Gray metal square frame a fresh coat of paint as well. The fabric flowers are by jillibean soup, buttons are a mix of jillibean & fancy pants. The trim (a RAK from my friend Kay) is also fancy pants. I folded it in half, ironed it, and then machine stitched around the edge. It's not perfect, but neither am it works. :) The green fabric "home sweet home" letters are by Basic Gray.

Thanks for coming by my blog!!! Last week I received some of the nicest comments and you all need to know that each one means so much to me! I am so grateful for this hobby and the friendships I've made because of paper crafting. :) :)

I almost forgot!!!! The paper variety is hosting a blog hop next week!!! See that cute little frog on my sidebar? We're going to be hoppin' around, goin' green! We will have prizes too!!! Sure hope you'll join us. And, ladies...if you haven't already...why not become a follower of The paper variety?? There will be another prize when we reach 500 followers. I know. I so love prizes too!!! Fun stuff...all happening this winter!

Have a happy day!!

hugs, patti


Diana Fisher said...

THIS. IS. AMAZING! I love this. So, so pretty!!!

~jan said...

I absolutely {adore} this sweet project of yours! I love the colors and patterns but I especially love that it shows off your awesome sewing skills!

Rbarakat said...

Patti this is adorable! I can't believe you did all that stitching!!!Wow!

mustangkayla said...

Dang Patti...this is too cool! LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitching! I'm a country girl at heart too! :-)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

So cool Patti! Love the squares and your altering skills!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! xoxo

curlyqmosaics said...

What a fantastic piece of home decors! I love all the painstaking stitching you did on all those little squares. Lots of work, but it definitely paid off. Gorgeous Patti!

MaRLeNeF said...

beautiful! Got a little something for ya over at my blog: Come on over to check it out :) xxx Marlene

Suzy said...

loved seeing the extra pics! Great stitching! Now come teach me all you know ;) LOL :)

Katie said...

Love this! It is so creative and pretty and cool all in one project. The usage of the pan is a great touch!

gottaluvboyz said...

Patti, this is absolutely amazing! I adore the quilted look:) Great job!

Vicki said...

What a fabulous project, Patti! I love the patchwork. There is one of those pans lurking in my "to alter" box. You have so inspired me!

Vera said...

Wow very lovely card :D
Such a great sewing :):)

Have a great eev,


aurorafedora said...

hi patti. thanks so much for your kind words at my blog and also for being a follower! it means so much to me...maybe too much! ha!
i have perused your blog as well, and i think you are just as talented as val! love your style! i am a lapsed paper crafter, hoping to get back into it SOON! see you aroung the blogosphere...joanne

Valerie said...

What a gorgeous project, Patti. This stitching just warms my heart - oh how I love to stitch!! Have to get my project linked up.
Thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog - you are so talented so I am honored that you stop by. I'm grateful for the people I've met through this little bloggy, crafty world, too. Especially people like you and Jan, and Joanne (in the comment above me)!!
Have a great weekend!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I don't know if my comment went thru so I will write again and tell you how much I LOVE your plate. When I cleaned out the kitchen I found one of these and kept it, don't know why. I LOVE what you did and can't wait to recycle mine. You have a lot of inspiration that you give me.

Monique said...

This is super adorable and full of country charm....Love it!!