Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Well, finally, after much aggravation, I was able to fashion a couple of the fabric corsages I have wanted to make for weeks. Overcoming sewing machine problems, lack of supplies, and inertia, I sat down and sewed a couple
Guess what? I don't like them! All that planning and work and they didn't turn out the way I had envisioned.
I pinned a couple of them to a basket for you to see, but they are a sad accompaniment to the lovely fairy my friend Lee made me for my birthday.
Oh well. I think I will clean up my sewing space and think about what I would like to try next. Sometimes things just don't work out. That's OK, there are lessons learned, I know. As they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but a serious mess!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I finally figured out how to do a ltitle free motion quilting on the flower corsages I wanted to make. I cut out a lot of circles of different sizes but decided I didn't have enough "interesting" fabric to use, but I am sticking to my plan of only using what I have on hand.
I'm trying to do little projects that are fun and creative and will make nice gifts for others. It's not as easy when you can't run out and buy more stuff. Like you, I've got way more craft stuff than I could possibly use in a lifetime. What's that old line: She who dies with the most fabric (yarn, paper, etc.), wins?
Maybe not the best sentiment for these "green" times?