I went with 3 candles (firecrackers) from the Let Freedom Ring set to represent 3 wonderful years for PTI. I was also trying for the messy sewing look. It is a mess alright but it looks intentionally messy. I can't seem to achieve the look I want. Practice makes perfect (or messy) I suppose.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring (PTI) & Melissa Bickford's digital stamp
Paper- white and ripe avocado, bitty dots PP (PTI)
Ink- pure poppy, summer sunrise, ripe avocado
Misc- sewing machine, nestabilities, copics (Y35, R27, G99)