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.



  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!!

    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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