Friday, October 28, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I'm working on Christmas gifts for all the teen, between and pre-teen girls in my life
machine sewing is a tedious task.
instead of having a handful of candy corn or m&m's after every seam,
I think I'll have a sip of tea
in fact machine sewing is so tedious
that I just got distracted with the beauty of these scraps
what's the project?
I'm making flowers to stitch onto hair clips
what are you working on while you sip your tea today?
I hope your day is beautiful, peaceful and joy filled
Friday, October 21, 2011
I had a turtle neck sweater that was too itchy on my neck
so I cut off the ends of the sleeves and made these fingerless gloves
I snipped a hole in the side seam where my thumb could go
... then I blanket stitched around the hole and added a little stitched flower
I folded up the cut edge and hemmed it with embroidery floss
now I'm scavenging my closet for more itchy sweaters that I don't really like
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I thought you might like to see some of the fun things I've been doing with my pogo printer
(see this post)
I discovered that you can manipulate the prints to get different effects ...
soaking in water (for about 20 minutes):
and blast with heat (like an embossing tool or blow drier):
or try sanding the photo paper
you can also sand it again after printing:
or do all of it ... like in the lower right hand picture here
someone had assumed that it only prints in black and white
(because of my earlier examples)
but you can print whatever is on your digital camera
- whether it's black and white, color, cropped or doodled -
(hey - I ought a get money from polaroid for pushing their product - but that's not gonna happen to this 99%er)