Well, Lots To Do's Stitches challenge this week is right up my alley!
I began hand sewing when I was about 8 years old. I made doll and Barbie clothes with scraps of fabric and absolutely no knowledge of what I was doing. Even so, the things I created weren't half bad and are still holding up to this day. When I was about 10 my Great Aunt gave me her antique peddle-foot Singer sewing machine so that I could learn to machine sew. I still made doll clothes but also started sewing for myself. At 13, my Grandmother gave my a brand new electric Brother sewing machine complete with decorative stitches and buttonholes. I have been sewing ever since!
Even though I know the challenge wasn't necessarily about sewing that is where my heart took me. This is the first piece I have ever created just for myself. I used papers I love and things that mean something to me personally. For instance, "Sew like the wind" is from the movie Three Amigos and it's something my husband always says to me when I am sewing. I hope you enjoy!
"Sew Like The Wind"
Recycled card from a group member
Papers from: Handmade Viola Vita Adhesive Paper Pad and BW Mira Designer Mat Pad both by K&Co.
Black stamp pad
Cricut "Forever Young" cartridge
Variegated embroider floss
Brass safety pin
Embossing powder - clear and black
Burnt Sienna Acrylic Paint
Silver Gel Pen