Thursday, June 9, 2011

~ Sew Lovely ~ Crafty Secrets sewing project

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I was over at Miss Betsy's blog yesterday reading this fun post about sewing notions. Just like her, I remember watching my amazing seamstress of a mother sew. My mom (like Miss Betsy's mother) had her perfectly good pair of sewing scissors that I was not allowed to cut paper with.

Now-a-days, I do a good bit of sewing like mom does. And my brain is actually grown up enough to know why I shouldn't cut paper with the sewing scissors. I guess in a few years time I'll be the fearsome mom --- "DON'T CUT PAPER WITH MY SEWING SCISSORS!!!!!" ---
(my mother isn't fearsome by the way. It's just my healthy imagination that makes me think I'll make an awesome-fearsome mom)

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 The super sweet little ribbon card and scissors stamps came from Crafty Secrets' Material Girl set, and yesterday I managed to drop by a scrappy-store to pick up some pretty Prima flowers... and I saw the rock-crystal pins and tiny bobbins, and couldn't resist!! I love them so much.

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This is my own sew-special card, created because I love sewing and cardmaking. When these two worlds meet they make me SO happy. Here is a super fun challenge where I'll be sharing this card.

Thanks for putting up with me today! happy middle-week to you.

~ vi

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! Great embellishments. I especially like your rock crystal pins with the little wooden spools! How clever and appropriate for the theme of your card. I have a pair of those German-made, very expensive, FABRIC scissors, too! I had to "hide" them to prevent them from being used to cut sports clippings! ARRRGGGHHH! :)

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  2. And, "happy middle-week" to you also my dear! Yet another delightful card, love all your embillishments, and your multi coloured seam binding looks great!

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  3. Loving your gorgeous card Viola :) and the bobbins are the sweetest :)
    I have those Crafty secrets stamps too, love them, keep up the great work :) x

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  4. love the little thread spools

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  5. Your card is so beautiful. Sewing and card making; two great crafts. I had to giggle at your post as I am the fearsome Mom! I have my special sewing scissors and my special scissors for cutting cross stitch threads and remember telling my boys (and still have to tell my youngest)"Don't use those scissors to cut that paper!". Thanks for that little memory trigger. :o)

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  6. Stunning card Vio - I love the texture with your spools and different coloured seam bindings!
    I still hide my fabric scissors so my hubby won't use them on his paperwork ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

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  7. So, so pretty! Adorable thread spools and pretty crystal trinket pins!

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  8. Pretty, pretty card, Vio! Love the pins through the spools! And I really like that new banner! The bike was sweet but I really like this one a LOT. Tell me it hasn't been there forever!! Have a good-ie!

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  9. sew pretty! love how you added those little spools! i have a million of those things lying around here! my mom never sewed, but somehow i turned into that mom "don't use my scissors to cut paper!". ha

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  10. ohhh Vio, this is just sweetness to my eyes! Such a stunning design, and so soft and sweet! I love every little bit of it...I just recently picked up some of those teensy little spools...Can't wait to use 'em now!

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  11. beautiful card...very creative

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  12. This is so beautiful, Vio! I haven't seen the tiny spools before--love them and the rock crystal pin!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful!! Your work always inspires Viola!! You are amazing!

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  14. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!!

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  15. Nice card Viola! As always, u rock!

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  16. Hi dear, this card is certainly sew lovely!! Oh, it is good to know that you love sewing and cardmaking.. No wonder you excel in those two =) Love love this card, Viola!! It's drop dead gorgeous!! Enjoy your weekend and tq so much for your recent visit and sweet words!! :)

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  17. Your cards are completely enthralling! I love each and every one! Where do you get your multi-colored ribbon?

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  18. Hey Vio! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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