Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sew what!

 I bought 2 cigar boxes at a garage sale last year which I knew I wanted to alter at some time.. and the time has come!! Well, for one of them anyway.

As you've probably noticed, I've started sewing on my cards. When I used to sew on them, I'd do it by hand cause I didn't know how to sew. My sisters sewing machine was at our house and my Mom showed me how. Now I understand why she made so much fun of me when I'd do it by hand, lol, it's so easy! In this cigar box, I keep all my spools and bobbins. 

I made this for Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World where you create a project using the super trendy, hexagon.

For the front of it, I used black Duct Tape, which I laid down on my craft mat and used a T-Ruler and an Exacto knife to get as straight as can be!

 I cut the Duct Tape hexagons on the Cricut. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge.. If you don't have that one or have never seen it, you must look it up and see all the wonderful shapes it has, it has a TON!

I created stitches on the hexagons with a white Singo pen. I used American Crafts Thickers that are called Typo! I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint on top of the Thickers, but as you can see on the E, some peeled off. I repainted it where it came over and put a coat of Glossy Accents on the top. I think it only chipped like that because the surface of the letters were shiny.

 The ruler and the dress form are from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl. I topped it off with a cute little heart!

This is the inside! I can't get anymore colors cause they wouldn't fit! =]

I also used a scrap piece of card stock to stitch all the stitches on "my" sewing machine. It's a lot easier for me to see them than trying to remember the difference in 2, 3, 4 &5!! The white shows up better in person also.