Wednesday, April 10, 2013

stitching with pliers

 ... for real ...


sometimes it's just too much work to get that needle through several thicknesses of fabric
and paper can be especially uncooperative
(it has no weave to part a path for the needle-eye & thread)


... so I use pliers ...


is that what all the fuss was about?
... there's more ...
these sweet things needed pliers too:


it's a serious dose of fun color


just in case spring hasn't burst out in all her full operatic diva glory
(a little something to tide you over)
*
ingredients:
can lids
bottle caps
wire
bamboo skewer
... ta-da ...

16 comments:

cyndee starr said...

pliers, what would we do without them. love how you recycled the bottle caps, cute.

Sue said...

As if using pliers is such a strange idea:-) lol FAB flowers:-)

Yvonne said...

Cute metal work. I've used pliers before because I don't use a thimble and sometimes, like you said, the piece is just too contrary.

Caterina Giglio said...

ah yes, I should have thought that was what you meant!! LOL

Halle said...

Those flowers look very familiar. :) Using a can lid for the back is a neat idea. Would definitely help stabilize them... Mine tend to be more "flower shaped" as in dipped in the middle.
They are so fun regardless of exactly how they are made!!
Love the colors you used as well.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I do believe you because I have used my jeweler pliers to pull more than one stubborn needle through my works. Carry on Lady!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

amy of four corners design said...

your colorful flowers are a certain pop of springtime enthusiasm...and yes, I use my pliers all the time...for all sorts of odd things...isn't that the crux of creativity?!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Those flowers are absolutely adorable! Such a great way to upcycle all those tossed bottle caps. I would think that the work of sewing and pulling with pliers would be time consuming but I'm sure you've got it down to a science now. :) Best wishes for a great day. Tammy

Jill said...

We could sure use some color here too. Your blooms are sweet.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

OMG, love those flowers - you come up with the best ideas. Stitching with pliers, yup done that on heavily painted whatever.....xox

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh wow! These I have to try!!! (Only one snag ... we never have any bottle tops in this house that aren't brown.)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh!! Those bottle caps are incredible. We get NOTHING like that in this part of the country. Beautiful!!

~*~Patty S said...

Pretty pretty bottle cap flowers!
and
working smarter is always a good idea ;) ... Love each and every stitch dear Kimmie
oxo

Gayle Price said...

These are so fun and so gorgeous and you are just so clever. I usually try to avoid pliers; if I have to use them it usually means something has gone wrong and something has got stuck or wedged somewhere it shouldn't be, but you use them to create beauty. Love your style. xx

Gaby Bee said...

What a fun idea! Your bottle cap flowers are absolutely amazing!

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,
Gaby

*jean* said...

You are so clever...these inspire me to drink beverages with caps!