If you have a sewing machine and want to give it a try, here are a few pointers:
>Use a good quality, medium weight cardstock.
>A smaller needle, sz 11 or 12 works best.
>Adhere your pieces together before sewing
>Don't limit yourself to straight or even zig-zag stitches. If your machine has decorative options, give them a try.
>To prevent the stitching from coming out, pull your thread to the back side and tie it off.
I used a white Signo Uniball pen around the edges of this card.
My challenge to you is, you guessed it, create something and put some stitching on it! It can be any project and any kind of stitching you like. (But I dare you to dust off that sewing machine and give that a try!)
You can post your project on my post on the Circle MB or, if you're not a member, you can leave a link to your project in the comments here. Please be sure to also leave me a way to contact you if you should win. The challenge will be open until 6 PM CST May 16th and a winner will be chosen by random drawing on May 17th.
This is what you have a chance to win:
Here's a list of some of the other participants and their blogs. Be sure to check them out for more great ideas!
Heidi – http://cowgirl1hh.wordpress.com/