Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sewing ....

... one of my favourite pastimes ... and a wonderful subject for a little tag or two ... The first tag I made for Tag Tuesday using a paper tag as pattern to cut some leftover calico. I 'aged' the calico around the edges with some Distress ink (Vintage Photo) and machine stitched across the tag just using the stitches I have on my machine ... it is quite a basic sewing machine but I love it to bits - well, actually, 'them' because I have two of the same (lol). I printed the really sweet image from Magic Moonlight Free images and sewed it to the calico - the lady works on a very similar sewing machine my Grandma owned. My Grandma was a seamstress and I learned from her on her Singer machine the first stitches.  At last I added a few embellishments - buttons, charm and flowers - and did a teeny tiny bit of hand stitching for buttons and charm ...
 I made the second tag for a friend who recently moved into her new home. I cut the house and flowers by hand. The house ia build of felt and has an embossed kraft card roof. For the sewing bit I shand stitched the frames of the little windows. This was great fun to make - you might see some more of those soon (lol).
Have a lovely weekend, Petra.

7 comments:

Netty said...

Loving both of your great tags Petra but my total favourite has to be the material one, thats fab. x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Love that stitching!! Great tags. I have to get my machine set up in my studio permanently so I will use it more. Thx for stopping by my blog, too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tags- I love to sew on cards too- fabulous stitching BG on your fabulous fabric tag!

lynne said...

Petra
Those are so different but equally beautiful. I wish I had the courage to use a grown-up sewing machine - too many bad memories from school days (I should say, school teachers!).
Wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

Michele said...

oh my goodness thse are beautiful! the stitching makes these extra special. and i love that tiny sewing machine! xo

Sherry said...

Two beautiful tags! I love the textured roof on the new home one x

Marjie Kemper said...

These just brought a big smile to my face... love the stitching, especially!

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