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. :)
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.
Thanks, Moxie Fab for your fun challenge and always beautiful inspiration!!
Hope you're having a nice week-end! hugs, patti