Saturday, 22 May 2010

So Proud.....



...of myself!!!! I'm getting into this sewing and really surprising myself along the way. I stamped one of my new ArtJourney images with black stazon onto one of the fabric pieces that I dyed previously. Re-threaded my machine with green thread and stitched the green zigzag a couple of times around the image. I used a different stitch for the left and right sides but this time sewed on the brown. Now this next bit is where I really suprised myself. I turned over the edges of the green backing piece and using a straight stitch, sewed very straight, neat lines to finish it off, I was so pleased with it, I just had to show you!!!!



Next I cut a brown and a green heart out of felt with T!m's heart wings alterations die set. Chose my stitch as above and manage to keep more or less to the edges, again I was very pleased with the outcome and how neat it was.



For this heart I changed the thread colour to brown for some contrast, again selected my stitch and off I went. Another great result. I've purposely left the threads long as I might add some beads or something at a later date.



Then I thought I might attach the brown one to the first piece - still undecided????

I know you probably all think I'm mad posting my first attempts and getting so excitied about having straight(ish), neat(ish) lines and stitches, but at least in a few months time when I've got better, I will have something to compare with.

17 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

Now I know you will want my honest opinion. The fact is my little machine I can't even get to move not even a buzz so I think you are awesome at it. However on looking closer I am impressed so much so that wondered if you were any good at patches. You see those bloomin mice have eaten though my garden hoover bag :))
so if you fancy another challenge now that you have mastered it, you are more than welcome to offer

Hugs Kate xxx
sorry could not help myself

crafty creations said...

Fantastic Sam - and very well done xx Hilda

The Inky Minx said...

I think you've made an excellent start, In fact this piece is fabberoonie and dont think you are at all mad {well not over this.. in general maybe but not this lol} i keep meaning to get my machine out but then it gets late and i dont like to make too much noise coz of the neighbours.. maybe next week lol

downrightcrafty said...

spoil sport :(
Kate xx

Chris said...

Woohoo, you're definitely getting the hang of this sewing lark. Love all the different stitches you've used. The heart looks fab on the piece, finishes it off.

Lil Sis said...

Way to go Sam - You'll be making booties for Fraz next lol. Hope your well hun.

Beccy x

Lottie said...

You have an awesome talent and seem to be able to turn your hand to anything - and these are exceptional - I just adore the colours and the different stitches.

Cath Wilson said...

Cool, Sam. Who's a clever girlie, then, lol? Keep it up and even I may get out the sewing machine. I used to sew a lot until I was in the shop and then I got a new machine - but I'm afraid of it cos it has 2 needles - how nuts is that????? I'm sure it's not THAT difficult - you're encouraging me to get it out... maybe after the last exams, lol.

craftytrog said...

Totally fabulous! Must dust off my machine & have a go at this! xx

Sid said...

Fab fabric pieces, great stitches too !!

Von said...

Oh no I can see taking over the dinning room table now there's no room in here for the sewing machine as well. You have every right to be so pleased with your first efforts :)and how fab to be able to use the dies to cut the fabric shame I have a wizard :(

Neet said...

Love the heart addition - just the right touch. Keep on going - this is lovely.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Fantastic sewing - you're doing really well! It all looks great.
I love people talking sewing.......

Deborah said...

Brilliant first efforts, Sam. No wonder you are chuffed. I love the colours you chose.

LazyKay said...

You've obviously got the knack!

xxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

like your fabric experiments

mommabear said...

Sam youn are doing very well you seem to have got the hang of it great mix of colours
hugs x

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