Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Good Excuse

I actually have a good excuse for not posting in a while! lol I got a new sewing machine for one. I had planned to take pics of it and show it off on here, but I've actually been using it instead.

I have been working on a project most of the week for the Singer Sewing With Nature Contest. You can read about the contest here. I don't want to win first place, cause I just got a new machine, but I hope to be a runner up to win a dress form and a subscription to Craft magazine. A dress form would really help me design clothes, which is what I really want to do.

Although I tend to be a procrastinator, I actually finished this project a few days before the deadline. (I know, but that's actually good for me!) This is one of the most detailed projects I've done, and I'm really proud of it. All the materials are reclaimed. The outer is made from unwanted clothing, and the lining is from some old ripped curtains.

The tree trunks are made from linen, and were so light I decided they should be birch trees. I stitched all the little lines so the trees looked more realistic.

The leafy parts were all put on in sections to give them more dimension.

I have already entered it in the contest. I hope it's ok that I post it on here, there wasn't anything in the rules against it. Wish me luck!

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