Saturday, June 4, 2011

{Moxie Fab World - I'm Sew Excited!}

Moxie Fab's having a challenge to incorporate sewing icons in an innovative way. Check out the Moxie Fab blog for the details. You have until June 20 to join in this fun challenge. :)

I really love to sew. I began sewing on a machine when I was 9 years old. I used to sew barbie doll clothes. I made many jumpers (hey, they were in style) when I was in high school. As a matter of fact, and seriously...this is true...I never had a store bought dress until I was a senior in high school and going to the prom. I had been to 2 previous proms and a bunch of dances, but my mother always made my dresses (and matching purses). My grandmother sewed as well, so I guess it's just a natural thing for me to enjoy. :)


{for you}
Yesterday, I was in jo-ann fabrics and spotted this pink measuring tape by Singer and right away thought it would make a pretty fab flower. :) :)

I cut the measuring tape into strips to then fold over and staple in the center. I did this four times, layering each piece and finally topping it off with a FP black button and a FP pink corduroy brad.


Next I searched through my pps for some pink and/or black patterned paper. Didn't find anything that I thought would be perfect. This prompted me to think about what else I could use. I went to my patterns and found a McCalls pillow pattern that I felt would work okay. I cut apart the pattern top cover and hand stitched it to a piece of pink bazzill, using 3 strands of pink DMC and 2 strands of black. The big fat black ric rak was adhered w/some charcoal twine from the Twinery on top. Tiny black gems by Queen & Co. were added to the scalloped edge. A tag was made using a Stampin' Up! stamp and more buttons were stitched down. The "One Size Fits All and Sale Price" are 7 Gypsies rubs.



{side view}

Thanks, Moxie Fab for your fun challenge and always beautiful inspiration!!

Hope you're having a nice week-end! hugs, patti

12 comments:

~jan said...

OMGosh Patti, this card is SO cool! That tape measure flower is so creative, so clever, so chic! Love that you used a pattern cover as paper! Yep, this is moxie fab for sure!

Diana Fisher said...

Fabulous page, I love the pink!!

curlyqmosaics said...

You are a genius! I LOVE this card! The tape measure flower is ultra cool and that pattern packaging works perfectly with the black and pink! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Have a great evening! :)

LisaM said...

Amazing card and so creative! Love it!

Christina said...

Oh, how clever and FUN! Love that measuring tape flower, especially in PINK! Such a fabulous take on the challenge!

Linda said...

Moxie fab all the way!

Sam said...

Oh my gosh. I love how you have used that measuring tape. Wow, such a great idea. Great card!

Jessica said...

Love all the elements Patti... especially the flower :)

Katie said...

what a freakin' fabulous card patti! boy have i missed checking out your awesome creations.

Laura (Wheeze) said...

Patti, I noticed the same thing...lol. great minds think alike!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is fabulous! I love the flower you made out of the tape measure. Super cool! Good luck on the Moxie fab contest.



--Cheryl--

Cath said...

Hey Patti! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)