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Song Girls

“Planning to write is not writing.
Outlining, researching,
talking to people
about what you're doing,
none of that is writing.
Writing is writing.”
― E.L. Doctorow

Rosie {from the Jackson Browne song}

Maggie May {Rod Stewart}

{from your feed reader, click to read more}

Daisy Jane {America}

Rhonda {Beach Boys}

Rosalita {Springsteen}


the back is a big twisty mess

Roxanne {Police}

Juliet {Dire Straits}

Adia {Sarah McLachlan}

Daisy Jane {America}

Sometimes experiments come to my mind when I see two unrelated things together.

The girls were playing monopoly with a slightly altered set of rules and wanted me to hang out upstairs so I sat at the sewing machine trying to decide what to do. The freestyle foot thingie was on the machine. On the table I found a stack of paint chips my daughter had picked up for me at Home Depot.

I put a paint chip under the needle and just literally imagined myself "drawing" lines. If I watch myself sewing and think, well I need a line here, it doesn't work. If I imagine the movement that my pen makes, it works. Since the feed dogs are down, you move the paint chip with two hands to get the stitching the way you want it. The faces are hardest because it's so detailed in a tiny space. Might need to try with tiny stitches.

The girls on single paint chips are the first few, then I switched to doubling up the cards for the next set.

What's your favorite song with a girl's name?

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Reader Comments (16)

These are awesome! I've never tried to make pictures with my stitching. I wonder if I could pull it off.

10.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

I love stitching on paper! My nan does a lot of this and it's how I learnt to sew. She uses an embroidery ring too for extra stability and stitches all manner of things. She's an embroidery artist but started involving paper and card later on. What I do know is to be aware of what you're stitching on to as I've frequently overworked with small stitches and obliterated the paper and punched the whole image out! So in some cases, if you want fine detail, having a cloth backing just to hold everything together would help. That's about as much as I know :D

10.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLianne

"Help Me Rhonda"

10.5.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Andria, This was my first attempt - it's really super fun and the results are surprising!

Lianne, Thank you for the information and yes, I do like your idea of having a fabric backing on these girls, behind the card. That way I'm still sewing onto something if there are too many stitches in one spot. Good idea!

Lisa, Yes!


10.5.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Angie (The Rolling Stones)

10.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMilla

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

10.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

Wake up little susie

10.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin s.

Cecilia, you're breaking my heart - Really considered naming my daughter Cecilia. She still loves the song. The cards are great fun.

"Hey There Delilah" :) Great song!!

Sweetpea, Amos the girly cards!

10.6.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkim

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