How sweet it is!! Life, and challenges with Just Us Girls, are just as *sweet* as can be! This week the DT girl with "be sweet" as her signature tag line, Mona Pendleton, is hosting the technique challenge at Just Us Girls! This week it is STITCHING! Yay! I *heart* stitching!
I also incorporated the colors from the girls at Color Throwdown. See here for challenge number 74! I love their color combos and it's been awhile since I have gotten to play with them. But this week, I heard the great news that my friend and fellow JUGs girl, Kristin Bueter, is the newest addition to the Throwdown team! yay for Kristin! I am SO excited for her!!
OK, it's all about the STITCHING here! You all know I do love me a machine stitch or two but this week I wanted to let the spotlight fall on some juicy handstitching instead! I just love the texture the embroidery floss stitching gives my focal point heart.
Before I put needle and floss to my paper, I pre pierced the sewing holes with an awl. I made a pattern for this by drawing 3 nested hearts on a piece of scratch paper and temporarily adhering it to my kraft cardstock. After pre piercing, I handstiched with the embroidery floss. You'll want to use a nice heavy cardstock for this kind of sewing so you don't tear your project (I used Papertrey Ink cs).
Check out that crocheted orange flower behind the button! I WISH I knew how to make those but alas, I don't. Good thing I have my sweet and talented friend, Kristin Bueter! She sent me a handful of these pretty blossoms. Isn't she a doll? I gotta learn how to do this! Thanks girl!
Ok, ready to check out the rest of the team? If you haven't already, go check out all the juicy details on their blogs. We welcome Gabby Arriaza back again this week as our guest designer too!
Gabby Arriaza Guest Designer