Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Sewing a card??!!!

I've seen on a quite a few of your blogs that you do a lot of sewing on your cards, so I thought i might as well give it a go. I have a sewing machine and overlocker from my dressmaking years in my 20's (gosh thats years ago!). Anyway, I got DH to haul the machine out of the cupboard for me and off I went ... nothing to it is there! The hardest part is hefting a heavy machine in and out of a cupboard quietly so not to wake Rylee lol!
I'm really pleased with how this has turned out, I'm gonna look for a smaller machine though, something that I can keep on the table top that doesn't take up too much room. CS ~ Papermill, DP ~ is leftover from 2 previous cards but is originally Raspberry Road Designs, Flower Girl, image is coloured with watercolour pencils and blinged with glamour dust, hearts ~ Morrisons. I made this using the sketch from Carol, as in a previous post.


  1. great card love the stitching

  2. Very sweet and pretty card and lovely sewing too.

    I'm like you and have a sewing maching gathering dust, but too scared to use it on cards LOL

  3. Love your card. I sew my cards once in awhile but many times the sewing machine gives me trouble

  4. beautiful card for the sketch Jilli -love the image and gorgeous papers and well done on the stitching

  5. Love this card, I don't have a machine to try the stitching but it really finishes the cards don't you think??? Not sure if it can be done by hand ???? I'll keep watching your blog to see if you get a smaller machine, love the colours so pretty

    Lynne oxoxo

  6. wow wow wow I miss blogging for a couple of days and wow you're on a roll I'm loving your cards. Love the stitching it looks fantastic. Gorgeous card and papers Hugs Jill x

  7. Loving the pink & green!
    I have a big old Toyota sewing machine, might have to dig it out!!
    I'm glad you like the sketch so much Thank you for doing two :)

    Carol x

  8. The stitching looks great, totally worth getting that heavy sewing machine out of the

  9. Love that stitching only wish my machine love me. Fabulous card, love the little heart. Thanks for the link for the verses, brilliant.

  10. hi Jilli,
    This is a gorgeous card, love the colours and the cute little heart embellishment. hugs rachxx

  11. Hi Jilli.. superfab card.. love the colours and image, the stitching sets it off a treat! :)

    Know what you mean about getting the big machine out and I got myself one of those little Janome mini ones.. wouldn't be without it now!!

    Hugs, Marlene x

  12. It's gorgeous Jilli. I love the colours and your stitching is awesome. I want one of them there machines as well cos I have to draw mine on and they dont look quite the same. Love your card xxxx

  13. Love this card Jilli and your sewing is obviously haven't lost your touch. Beatiful colour scheme too. I got my little sewing machine from Argos after seeing it appear on several blogs.
    Carole ;o)


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