Friday, 29 July 2011


The New challenge is up over at The Stamp Man blog and the theme this fortnight is stitching. So show us some stitching on your project. the rest of the team has created some beautiful projects and as always The Stamp Man has a great prize for the winner so be sure to go to the Stamp Man Challenge Blog for all the details, inspirations and to link up your creation so we can stop by for a peep.
Now Lately I am obsessed with the Union jack print in the pink and blue floral prints. My daughter has decided to decorate her new room in a "International Travel Theme" and this is the bedspread and pillow pattern. so recently a friend gave her a pillow with this pattern as a going away present and the best part was that they all hugged it as they passed it around so she could take with her "Hugs from her friends in England" for anytime she is missing them.
How sweet was that?
Sorry the picture seemed to turn itself(Gotta love bloggers moodiness)
Now my other inspiration for this project was an Apron. I love aprons and bought this pattern to have a go someday when I have time. LOL yeah right.
Anyway it was inspiring today on a miniature scale.


So with this inspiration I thought with Sewing it would be a perfect tie in....Well this simple idea turned into an all day project and me as stubborn as I am will not let it go and had to see it through to the end. (finished card is shown above)



I started off with some white cotton fabric and died it using Old paper, Broken China, Fired brick, Peeled paint and walnut stain Distress inks. I then stamped on various dots and florals using Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry and Artful flight stamps. Next I cut the pieces up and stitched together with ribbon. I had to add tape in the back as I was working because the pieces were too small and allot of the stitching had to be done by hand. Finally I stitched on the lace at the bottom. Next I cut out the dress form using pink card and Tim Holtz Sewing die, using walnut ink to color the top and bottom part to look like wood. The sewn piece is then put onto the dress form and fastened.
The card background is inked in Old Paper and Broken China distress ink then stamped with Tim Holtz Haberdashery stamps. I then stitched various lines on the machine to give some texture. Finally the edges are inked, The card is layered on red card and the dress for added along with some extra little bits of the fabric and a scissor charm.



My materials list:
White cotton Fabric
Red Twill
Red/white Ribbon
Red card
Lace
Scissor charm

Now off you go and lets see your creations here.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Angela


On a side note. I will announce the last 2 blog candy winners for my 2 year Bloggiversary on Monday August 1st. So there are still a few days left to enter. For full details please see sidebar. Thanks to all who have left me such wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated.

4 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous shabby chic project Angela! I love your story about the hugs from your daughter's friends - so sweet. My prize arrived this morning and I am delighted with it - thank you so much!

Brenda Brown said...

What a truly fabulous work of art Angela - you are so creative, I just love the idea and the outcome.
Add a hug from me to you both please.
Hope you have a great weekend.
luv and more hugs {brenda} xoxox

Clarky J said...

This is wonderful Angela - i'm with you these Union jacks in fab prints are great - love what you have done with the sewing room and die and your inspiriation too x can't wait till tomorrow x janet

Sherry Edwards said...

Totally fabulous Angela!