Tuesday, July 13, 2010

City Crafter Challenge #13 Blog Guest Designer.....Sew glad!

Hello friends!  I am so excited to be guest designing for the fabulous City Crafter Challenge Blog!  I came across them several weeks ago and have been happily inspired ever since.  This week's hostess is Kirsty Vittetoe/Handmade Little Things and the super creative Kirsty has a fondness for cities in her challenges.  There has been Paris, Venice and now London!  The following swatch inspires us with red, white and blue items plus Kirsty has added an optional color of rose.
I stuck with the red, white and blue and added in a sewing vibe for my card!
Eeek!  I have been waiting for the right landing spot for this vintage sewing machine stamp from SU!  Can't believe it's taken me this long!  Anywhoo, I dug in my fabric drawer and pulled out some red, white and blue gems to make some mini yoyos for my teeny tiny yoyo quilt (I know, I don't know how my mind gets from one place to another either!) LOL!)  Check out Court Baker's video to learn how to make these adorable little fabric yoyos.  I also used a chunk of sewing pattern tissue paper for the card background and a salvaged seam binding wrapper that I had  to save a while back.  I peeled a hang tag reinforcement off of a tag on my desk top and applied it to a lables 4 diecut to give it a more antique store look and added some red seam binding plus button to round out the sewing theme.
OK, just one more gratuitous shot of my little yoyos!  *Sew* simple to make and *sew* easy to love! ;)

I hope you'll join in the challenge at the City Crafters Challenge blog and thanks *sew* much for coming by today!

Supplies:
Paper: SU!
Stamps: SU!
Ink: SU!
Buttons: PTI
Die cut:  Nestibilities
Sewing supplies: sewing pattern, twine, fabric, thread, seam binding, seam binding wrapper

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14 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

How adorable is that?! I love the little yoyos....I didn't know that's what they were called!

Karen said...

Ack! Forgot one essential bit... Congrats on your Guest DT spot over at City Crafters! :>:>:>

Karen said...

Happy, blissful sighs of content. You *know* I love your mini yo-yo quilt. But, I am in awe of all the other fantastic details you've got going on here! The red seam binding is just delish, the pattern for the background makes me smile, and oh my word(!), a peeled tag reinforcer(?!?!!!) to make your own custom tag look perfect......AND one of my favorite vintage sewing machine stamps?!!?!! .......................................................................................................................................Sorry, I just got the vapors, my dear. I'm back now and I think I'm off to admire that card o' yours one more time!! :>

Ros said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your yoyo embellies the sewing machine... everything ...

KimCreate said...

OMG. You're brilliant! I came across your blog from City Crafter and OMG....this card is stunning!!
The yoyos are beyond darling! I have to make some! Thanks for great inspiration!
KimCreate

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Look at those yoyo, how adorable! They go so well with that tag, super cool sewing machine image! You are so creative and versatile Dana! It is our honored to have you at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week, thanks!

Hannah said...

ooh. i love that stamp!

Andrea M said...

Oh my Dana! This is uber fab! I love, love, love those little yoyos! Th entire card is fantastic - wow! Congrats on the guest DT spot on City Crafters!

Kathy Martin said...

Sew darn sweet! Love those yo yos! :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot. And this card is so cute, I completely see the mini quilt with the mini flowers and all your sewing references.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Dana! Congrats on the Guest Designer Site :)

Maria Levine said...

Holy crow this is awesome! those yo yo's are amazing! I bought one of those yo yo maker templates in the sewing dept of Michaels a long time ago but never tried it!

Elise said...

I salute you, o-talented paper crafting and patriotic friend! WHAT a little gem you've ASSEMBLED! {Me eyes are swollen from starring at the vintagey, crafty, big ol' slice of Americana goodness and your SUPERIOR talent! LOVE THIS! Seriously, friend! YOU amaze me! Oh, beautiful...

for spacious skies... *sigh!*

Claire said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love it! You are one talented lady!