Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crafty Cards

I've been inspired to learn how to sew. The sewing machine is still a little daunting and currently sitting in my closet. (Well actually it is more of the ironing that is involved but that's a different story.) Hand embroidery has given me an opprotunity to be creative and get in my sewing kick. Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray and The Purl Bee were great resources to learn different types of stitches. These are a few birthday cards I've created recently for friends and family.

This one was my first card I created for my sister. I used a simple back stitch for her name. The flower was created using lazy daisy stitches for the flower petals and a feather stitch for the stem.

For my dear friend Susan.

I'm proud of the design of this one. I sewed the number 3 using a chain stitch onto a piece of scrap fabric and then sewed it onto the card stock using a running stitch. It's for my nephew for his 3rd birthday!

1 comment:

  1. I love these cards! I am proud to say that I now have two of these in my home! Thanks! Marie saw them while she was here, and loved the idea!


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