My Favorite Things Teaser Time Day 2 – Sew Nifty

As ye sew, so shall ye rip. 
         ~ Author Unknown

MFT Sew Nifty



When Kim (the My Favorite Things lady) sent me this new Sew Nifty Die-namics and Stamp set I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. Make it Black! I know, weird, right? But black was the color of the Singer Treadle sewing machine my Grandma used, and I can still remember watching her feet furiously pushing those pedals. Grandma Black (Flora Mae, my Dad's Mom) made nearly all my sister's and my school dresses until we reached middle school and Mom and Dad would finally let us wear pants to school. (They thought pants were a better alternative to the new mini skirts, but that's a whole other story.) Dad put a little spit and polish on the old machine, and I'm so proud that it still works and I still have it in the Crop Crib.




Look closely, stampers – this new Die-namics set (available July 5) includes die cuts to make your own sewing charms!


Cute!! Grandma used some heavy metal scissors with a black handle. So, I ran the scissor charm through my die cut machine with some brushed silver and black cardstock and then glued the black handles onto the silver scissors. I used wood veneer card stock to make the  wooden thimble Grandma used when she darned our socks and the clothes mannequin. You can't see it from the picture, but the charms are attached to the ribbon and button with a couple of jump rings (from the bead/jewelry isles of your craft store).

MFT Sew Nifty Close


Of course, all Grandma's Coats and Clark thread came on wooden spools, so check out the inside.

MFT Sew Nifty Inside


I ran the spool through the die cut with the wood veneer twice, stamped and embossed it with black embossing powder and then wrapped some red DMC embroidery floss around the one I popped up.


It's Day 2 of the Teaser PRIZES, so be sure to leave comments as you look around. Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST:

  • The My Favorite Things 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 Design Team 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 two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.


Catered Crop Recipe


Besides that fabulous new Sew Nifty Die-namics  and stamp set, I also used the new File Tab Die-namics – perfect for adding a sentiment.


Here's the rest of the recipe:

  • Stamps – MFT Sew Nifty
  • Paper – October Afternoon's Thrift Shop, wood veneers
  • Color Mediums – Memento ink, Stampin' Up! Basic Black Craft Ink and Embossing Powder
  • Embellishments – Red seam binding, jump rings, Tim Holtz button, DMC embroidery floss
  • Tools – EK Success corner rounder punch, Making Memories shaped pins


I'll be back tomorrow with Day 3 of the teasers. See you then.


Sweet Comments

  1. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    OMG, these are too much fun! I love it. Thank God I hoarded some of my October Afternoon papers so this set! Love your cards.

  2. Gorgeous! I love this set and you showcased it beautifully.

  3. gorgeous Linda! I must find some of those wood sheets!

  4. What great colors you used on this card – it just pops!!! That set has so many great parts to it :)

  5. Your alarm scared me , but it was worth it to see your beautiful creations.

  6. Hi Linda, this is gorgeous!!

  7. I had my mom’s old Singer until just a few years ago. Yep, they were black with the prettiest gold writing on them…I loved using that old machine. Sometimes it worked better than my new computerized one! Best buttonholes in the world! I like the way you black embossed it!

  8. Awww, what a gorgeous card…Love it…Thanks for sharing.

  9. Candi Cissel says:

    Gorgeous creations Linda, I love all of the layers and DP!


  10. This is super cute!!! Love all those wonderful details you have aqdded..this set is going onmy want list for sure!!

  11. Heather Sparey says:

    Wow, love your colours. That embossing looks amazing :)

  12. Susan M. says:

    Fantastic!! Love the cards, the close-up photos, the great explanations and your humor in your blog. Great work.

  13. Wow, amazing! Love all the details.


  14. Jenny S says:

    This is GORGEOUS! L O V E the scissors! This set is so cute, I love this style with the mannequin and the sewing machine.

  15. Just gorgeous Linda!!! What a beautiful story and such abundant memories =) Love the black embossed sewing machine!! And your studio is GLORIOUS!

    Crafty Hugs!

  16. wow this is so cool!! your scissor charm is super sweet & the embossing rocks as does the thin wood paper for the spools! fabulous card!!
    your studio is amazing too & you are so lucky to have so many gorgeous furniture pieces- what wonderful treasures & memories!

  17. I just adore this set great paper to go with the set.

  18. WOW! just gorgeous! Love all the cute little embellies…

  19. Cynthia O. says:

    Wow, Wow! This is really gorgeous, Linda! The colors and papers are perfect with these image from the new “Sew Nifty” set.

  20. LOve the story, LInda and your card is fabulous!

  21. Gorgeous card!!!! Love the colors you used.

  22. ps. I have a sewing machine and cabinet just like the image you posted!

  23. Gorgeous project, Linda!!!

  24. Outside and in … wonderful card! Neat the way you clustered the die-cuts, pin, brad, etc. at the bow. :)

  25. Lisa Henke says:

    holy WOW! this is FAB!!!! love the black machine…it screams vintage!

  26. GORGEOUS….you ROCKED this!!