Saturday, 8 October 2016

Things on the go


This weekend I'm trying to finish off all my odds and ends.  Usually, I finish one project before starting another, but what with having to wait for materials ordered online, I have several small projects sitting in a pile waiting for some love.




As you can see, I'm still playing with inchies and have a cuff in process, as well as a rather complicated barrette.

I'm absolutely thrilled with the new rayon threads I bought in that huge stash order. They're hard to sew with (notoriously so) but I find if I slow my sewing machine right down, adjust the tension,  and use Thread Heaven to condition it, I can get a beautiful satin stitch edging around all my bits and pieces.

Bias binding is nice, and therapeutic to sit down and sew by hand, but these edgings look gorgeous.  I can see a lot more of these in my future!

Out of shot are another cuff and barrette in autumnal colours.  Right now, I'm slightly cross-eyed with sewing on all those beads.   Time for a milky coffee and a sit down methinks.


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  1. The edgings look gorgeous and really finish the pieces off. I'm starting to wish I had hair long enough for one of those barrettes... but sadly that's not going to happen!!

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    1. They're so satiny too, the edges, because of the rayon threads. Me and my housemate were stroking them earlier, lol. And yeah, I keep wishing I could use my own barrettes, but it's not going to happen here either!

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