Saturday, July 02, 2011

Sew Nifty - MFT July Teaser, Day Two

Amazing projects yesterday, right? Today we're showing you Sew Nifty Die-namics and Stamp Set, Jolinne - Always Wear a Smile, and Claire Keay - Ahoy Matey. I have a Sew Nifty project to show you, but first, here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on July 5 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
And now, Sew Nifty Die-namics and Stamp Set. When I was in Ohio at Stamping Around, I went to a Pat Catan's craft store. First time for me and I had a grand time picking up alterables. NOT that I didn't have plenty already, but his little basket caught my eye--I knew it would be PERFECT for this set!

First thing I did was to cover the top with patterned paper, adhered with Mod Podge. Then I added the bling - the pearls of which were white and I colored them with a Copic marker. Then I started adding the die cut elements.

I wrapped the spool with embroidery floss and paper pieced a green layer on the dress form.

I cut the flower out of a dress pattern with the Pretty Posies Die-namics die, adhered it to a seam binding bow, and added some Copic colored pearl stick pins.

I tied these super sweet little charms onto the lace with more embroidery floss.

Finally, using the label die from You Move Me, I stamped the sewing machine image (stamped off twice) and then overstamped the sentiment from Sew Nifty.

Before I decorated the top, I made a liner for the basket, so it's pretty inside and out. I love how it turned out - pretty and functional. All of my sewing stuff is packed up in totes and I have to dig out anything I need. This little basket is not very large, but it will hold lots of small essentials that get used the most, so I can keep them out and handy. I hope my little basket will inspire you to try your own Sew Nifty project.

Thanks SEW (sorry, couldn't resist!) much for stopping by today! Tomorrow's Day Three, sew you know that means Pure Innocence! Hope to see you back then!

Stamps: Sew Nifty Die-namics and Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Sage Shadow (SU!); Modern Homemaker 8 x 8 (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Sew Nifty, You Move Me, Pretty Posies Die-namics dies (MFT); lace, buttons, bling, embroidery floss, seam binding, dress pattern, Copic marker


  1. OMGosh, that is SO beautiful! Great design, GF!

  2. HOly MOly Bar! This is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!

  3. What a cute, cute project Barbara. The sewing basket is adorable.

  4. What an adorable basket, I love it!

  5. WOW!! What a beautiful piece of
    work! Love the basket -The colors
    are beautiful and love how you hung
    the sissors, etc.

  6. 'Sew' gorgeous! Love it! Such an amazing project, those die cuts tied on look fabby :)

  7. Wow...what a gorgeous "piece of art"...I love it...all the beautiful details...and so vintage chic....bea-ti-ful!!!!!

  8. so fabulous! so many awesome details!!


  9. Oh My! Beautiful basket Barbara!

  10. Barbara - this basket is SOMETHING!!! What a sincere treasure!! Beautiful job!!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  11. i just knew you'd do something amazing with this set & i was so right LOL! this is just gorgeous!!

  12. I love that basket I use to have one and I loved it.. but not decorated pretty like that ....
    Oh Mft stop making such caaaaute things

  13. So beautiful! Love your basket! You DT girls are soooo CREATIVE!

  14. Your altered basket is GORGEOUS, Barbara! Wow, all of the layers and details are fabulous. THIS was the perfect project for the new "Sew Nifty" set.

  15. Loved your pun at the end of your blog!!!! While in Ohio visiting I too went to Pat Catan's...OH MY GOSH!! Spent way too much $ there but it sure was fun. They also have Archievers in Ohio too which we do not have in NY State. Bummer. Your project is just so so cute Barbara. Love it. I do not sew but I sure would use it as a purse. Great job. Hugs.

  16. Very cool basket and design. Your tissue flower and the crinkle ribbon are delightful! :)

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous Barb! What a wonderful idea and the details you have included are AMAZING! Love it!

  18. Your basket is absolutely amazing. I LOVE the charms hanging from the lace. SO cool.


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