UPDATE: Well I got stuck into tidying and made a bigger mess in the process! I have tall cupboards for my fabrics to keep the cat and dust out. I have put like fabrics together with plain fabrics one side and then patterned on the other, then all sorted b
I have had my machines humming away making these fsl ornaments. This lot is about 10 hours worth and I have had them stitching away while I get some other sewing done. They stitch out flawlessly and will be given in homemade hampers along with jams and ot
My daughter wanted to gift these to her dance teachers for Christmas. We added some holographic glitter and left over tulle cut from the hem of a ball dress i made a couple of years ago. These are well received and often appreciated longer than chocolate
I don't get much time to embroider for fun these days as most of it is logos for work but I did manage to find some time at home to make a chocolate-free Easter gift. Added the pom poms for fun on the little zipper pouch. Love the play on the words!
Keeping spools tidy.. Some of my spools of thread just keep coming undone. I have thread nets but I like to see the colours at a glance so this is what I do for my thread spools.. 1) Cut a pair of tights into 1" strips and 2) clear vinyl st
It is dance concert time again. I embroidered some shirts and added some hot fix crystals for extra bling for some of us that will be helping. I put thses on the backs of the shirts. I bought the design ages ago but didn't like the background so edited i
Update: I managed to fix this blanket as best as possible given the situation. No more big holes and the customer now has 2 blankets instead of one 3m long one. I just wish I had have been able to tackle the restoration with wool and needles rather than a
Not sure if this has been posted already but Yoriko will be closing her site by December. May will be the last chance to purchase a membership before her site is shut down. So sad to see another great site going. It costs a lot to keep a website going and
I stumbled on for a video from the threads magazine about installing an invisible zipper that shows a new to me technique. It would be good when making clothes from scratch and also shows sewing the invisible zip using a regular zipper foot. Thought i wou
Merry April Easter! Elf Lucy met up with the Easter bunny, they hung stockings, wrapped the Easter eggs in Christmas paper and the hid them. Kids had great fun. Happy Easter and April Fools day to all.
UPDATE: Just made some salted caramel fudge and some chocolate marshmallow fudge posted by maggiecal, half with sprinkles. Verdict is they are both delicious. Pieces are 2cm x 3cm and managed to get 48 pieces. These will be for Easter gifts ***
I found this link for heartstrings name library in my bookmarks as I was sorting them out. Other links that I have seen before have been stopped by my virus protection software but this is an archive copy that works. Scroll down to see all the letters the
I am amazed at the standard of sewing comes from the factory these days. Have a look at the original hem (bottom piece of fabric) on this high end lace dress. Top piece is the now finished dress which has almost a full circle skirt. Customer paid over
UPDATE: Thanks for the suggestions. I have placed the embroidery in a frame. I made a quick trip out and managed to find this frame at the local shops. It's hard to tell due to the lighting but the fabric is actually a delicate white paisley print on whi