I read a tip on the PTI message board a few weeks ago about the Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine being user friendly for paper crafters. Now, sewing machines and I don't exactly get along. I'm afraid they'll eat my fingers, which I happen to care for quite a bit. And then there's the White Sewing Machine Disaster of 2003 when somehow, someway I manage to ruin my brand new machine trying to sew on paper. Don't let my mother hear that I admitted that publically as she bought it for me. Anyway, it all adds up to me being super phobic.
But, PTI. Sigh. I'm feeling the need to up my game to play with the big girls. The Sew Mini was ordered, set up without any fuss, and...I LOVE IT. Zero problems so far! Will be making up for lost time. All those sad, sewing machineless years of papercrafting behind me are fueling my desire to use it over and over and over. My favorite part? Only one speed, no matter how much to step on the peddle. My fingers are safe!
Here's today's V-Day card. With lots of sewing. Can't stop myself. And more of those little red hearts cut from my Silhouette. Happiness.
Stamp: Simple Valentine by Papertrey Ink
Scallop dies: Papertrey Ink, being released Feb 15
Silhouette shapes: heart_sm_1518 05/21/2009, love_birds_C00131_19547 01/29/2010
Paper: Perfect Match Kraft and Raspberry Fizz by PTI
Buttons: Vintage Buttons in Raspberry Fizz by PTI
Ribbon: Perfect Match Ribbon in Pure Poppy by PTI