Test Piece for Latest Toy


The latest toy is the flower foot I bought at the Victoria sewing show. It has a ratchet on it that lets you sew flowers in a perfect circle using any zigzag stitch on your machine.

These flowers were sewn using rayon embroidery thread in one of my favourite colours, onto the sheer fabric I posted about earlier. The fabric was stabilized with newspaper. If you click on the image you can see much more detail. The scan doesn’t really do it justice.

After removing the stablizer, I cut carefully around the motif and then fused it to commercial cotton background with Bo-Nash powder glue. This may become a tiny wall hanging, but if so it will be a byproduct of Shy Beast, because I want to put flowers on that piece too and I needed to test Bo-Nash first.

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I’m sure I’ve seen this yardage at Ikea before now. The white is opaque and the brown is sheer with a slight golden glow to it. This is the kind of thing I want to buy but don’t because I’m never sure what to do with it.

However two lengths of it materialized in the laundry room so now I’m thinking of various projects and ways to use it — stay tuned!

We also found a treasure trove of scrapbooking supplies including some very nice rub-offs and chipboard and transparent letters. A family member finished embellishing a painted wooden tray and I’ve done a little journaling.

It really is so cool that people are sharing and repurposing more than before, especially since we live on an island! Whoever left all those goodies must have been moving somewhere far. I wonder who’s enjoying the goodies I left at Goodwill before my move?