Friday, May 16, 2008

"You're A Stitch" GinaK Day 1 Preview

YOU'RE A STITCH

Last week our daughter was over and she commented how she needed a needle & thread! She has recently moved into her own place and does not have ready access to Mom's sewing basket! I casually commented I would be happy to fill a sewing basket for her...but the "look" I observed made me think again! So, this idea was born! After seeing the new set stamp set, "Many Happy Re-Turns" by Rupa Shevde for GinaK Designs, I instantly fell in love with the sewing machine image! So, I set out to create a nice little sewing kit for my daughter "wink"! For a packet for needles. I used my handheld 1/16 circle punch for the needle holes; you can see the top holes, the bottom ones are not visible...the SU Round Tab punch makes a perfect added tab, secured with a brad to hold the bottom flap in place. This allows the top flap to remain in place when closed.

The SU Round tab punch for thread spools? Works like a charm! I picked out 6 color threads from my sewing basket and wound them around several times, pulled through the tiny cut to hold in place. There is decorative stitching on many of the kit pieces, I just got a Janome Sew mini machine and thought this would be the perfect project to start out with!

I love the detail sewing brings to this entire creation...and being a sewing kit how fitting, wouldn't you say? Most tin contents are from my sewing basket and the dollar store. The cute little folding scissors, pink measuring tape, needle threader, and thimble from the local dollar store. The clear top hinged tin can be found at GinaK Designs, and the mini slide top tin from Southern Goose that holds a needle threader, 12 straight pins, safety pins, and buttons can be found here. Check out the feet on the bottom of the tin! They are from SU pretties kit and are adhered with glue dots. This view also shows how the band is adhered to the bottom of the tin, coming up and left free to wrap around the top. The band has Velcro closures to hold band when tin is closed. Decorative Dill buttons, with ribbon from Flourishes adds detail to the overall design. All designer paper is "Sultry" from Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip cardstock is SU. I wanted you to see the inside of the gift card, it says it all when I think of my daughter, so appropriate! The decorative button is secured with Martha Stewart bakers string. The little metallic adhesive dot on the front of the sewing machine (and on the card scallop) is from GinaK Designs new bling that will be available on:

Tuesday, May 20, Release Party is from 7-10pm, central time. Check out Gina's blog for details and all the sneak peeks until then! Hoping you have enjoyed the peek! (sorry for the long post, a sewing kit has lots of detail!) Check out these super GinaK designer's blogs for more sneak peeks: you'll be sew glad you did! Melanie Muenchinger, Linsey Rickett, Julie Koerber, and Michelle Zindorf. Oh, and another picture to show you the stitching around the sewing machine on the hinged tin band. I am lovin' that Janome Sew Mini!

THANKS SEW MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! UNTIL TOMORROW, HUGS,

20 comments:

Carolina said...

What an adorable tin! Thanks so much for sharing such a great project.

Linsey said...

Well, Barb, this is sew cute!! What a beautiful sewing kit! Wonderful little gift for so many people! I adore the colors and your attention to detail is just amazing! I'm so glad that your DD made that comment--look what grew from it! tfs! Can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow Barb!!!! Awww......Linsey already said it........SEW cute and darling and unique!!! I told hubby a Jenome is next on the list!!! LOL I'm sooooooo stoked for the party and to see all your awesome creations for it!!!

Ying said...

Wow!!! This is so creative. You done an amazing job and everything looks so beautiful.

Melanie said...

wow, I can't believe you had time to complete all this, amazing!! make sure you sleep and eat Barb! We need you fresh for the party!! :)
fabulous 1t day, what's next???

Joan said...

How cute is this. Your daughter will love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable, Barb! Love what you did with this set!

Theresa said...

This would make a cute Bridal Shower gift! I will have to remember this one! Thanks for sharing Barb - you have such a gift!

In Em's Closet ~ The Closet Crafter said...

Barb, this is spectacular.
WOW!
I want a mom like you!
Love it.

virgo5 said...

Fantastic idea & beautiful too! This is so creative. I am a long time sewer, & this blends sewing and stamping so perfectly! Thanks for sharing.
Laurie

Charmaine said...

What a great gift idea for anyone. Love this.

Charmaine

Julie Koerber said...

OH BARB! This is just too sweet for words! I can't imagine how someone would feel knowing there are so many handmade elements. It would make sewing on a button a whole new experience -- hey maybe that's my problem. I need one of your sewing kits! hee hee! Fabulous creation!

emilymomto3boys said...

wow Barb! I love it!!!!

Bee said...

Now that's a sewing kit she won't be embarassed to display! Beautiful! :-)

My Studio Ink said...

Barb, WOW... This is amazing! I have jsut the need for such an item. Our church has just started a Sewing&Stamping Saturdays Once a month.. Id love to make one of these and bless someone with it! What a fantastic Idea. I must confess, I only visit about 5 blogs a day. there are so many that I can't keep up. Today was the first I visited yours and now I find that I have been missing out on a LOT of great stuff!! Im adding you to my daily rounds :) Im sure I will find lots of great stuff. Thanks for sharing all your creativity with the stamping world.
Hugs and blessings,
Lourin

Donna said...

WOW! this sewing kit is so modern (even with the old-fashioned sewing machine image) I'm sure your daughter will adore it! what a wonderful gift & fabulous idea for holding the thread!!

Tangerine Dream said...

Great gift idea, and I LOVE that stamp, I think the set needs to find it's way into my cart!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Tangii

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great idea you have here- I love this sewing kit and your creative use of punches and all is fabulous!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

FABULOUS!!!!! Beautifully thought up and executed!
Becky

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

WOW! Who would have thought to use the tab punch like that!!! You're amazing.....I know I keep saying that but I just can't help it! You really ARE!