Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hot Rodded sewing machine case

I love summer. I know I am definitely not alone there!
For us, Summer revolves around car shows and swap meets.
I know it sounds odd and boring but it is more the culture that goes with it that I adore!
I love all of the retro clothing and dresses. The shoes and hair do's.
Cruising around in an old car with all of the windows down, Your hair blowing around everywhere and you are so sweaty that you are sticking to the vinyl seats. Sounds like heaven to me!
I kinda got fed up with it all for a little while but something has clicked inside this year. I want those times again.
I am planning to sew some new dresses this year. I have about 3 that I adore and wear to pieces but I need more... and shoes to match.... don't get me started on handbags!!!
So if anyone out there has any tips on sewing clothing, I am all ears!
Anyway, the point of this post was to show you Mona's new case. well, old case with new makeover. In the car show spirit...
It was plain pink for a few months. I had big plans that never happened...



a bit of freehand white over the top...


add some yellow...


Now the red and black....


Blue outline and black touch-up...


Tah- Dah!!!
Now Mona's case is a misunderstood rebel without a cause ;)
*this was all done freehand yesterday afternoon and is not the way I would do a typical flame job on a car. it was just a bit of fun*kellster

9 comments:

Angela W. said...

Oh my gosh! That is awesome! If you lived closer, I would so have you paint up my quilting machine!!!!!!!!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Oh I so want one!!!! Love it - keep painting please

Kristie said...

The year of the painter begins!! Go Mona go! Love it!

retdairyqueen said...

WOW

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is too cool for words!!! So what car do you guys have? Years ago my ex and I had a beautiful EH holden station wagon in very original condition. Only one owner before us, garaged all it's life. we'd go to shows and hang out, its great fun!

Shay said...

That is the most rocking sewing case cover I have ever seen. How kick butt would it look travelling to sewing clases!

Amy said...

Thanks for showing all the steps! It was fun to see the progression!

Rachel said...

Garment sewing is so much fun! Id be happy to give you tips if I can help. Are you planning to use a pattern?
Will you be at the feb SASD?

Kristen said...

Love it! My next door neighbor just painted his pop-up in skulls and flames and man it looks weak compared to your painting! Nice work!