The challenge was to make a card inspired by this photo of a Martha Steward pincushion craft
So...here's mine - colour and fabric inspired for sure, tufted with buttons instead of stitching and yes, sewn on....somehow a card feels naked without stitching to me. The tree is a stamped image from Kim Hughes stamps when she worked for Cornish Heritage Farms.
And...a little catch-up. My Simple Joys are still keeping my life full of joy...but not so much adding hours to my days to actually blog about them all so here are a couple of the latest:
Simple Joy 290/365: Underwood 450. I bought this beauty at my local thrift store for $5 the other day - I've been looking a little for a manual typewriter to keep in my kitchen, on my buffet where I've got my Project Life set up. This will allow me to journal as I go instead of having to run downstairs and fiddle with everything making the settings right on my printer/computer. Yay. The ribbon was dry so I bought a ribbon made for a calculator/adding machine and refitted it to the original spools on this typewriter!
and Simple Joy 291/365: Wool! I found this purse there today too - handcrafted wool from Nepal....and yes, that tag says "50 cents" Now the dilemma....use the purse as is, or pull it all apart and scrapbook/card with it. Hmmmnm.