Yesterday I made these for my Folksy and Etsy shops, I'd like to share them with you but be warned they have a definite 'festive' feel to them, so look away now if you feel you may be adversely affected.
They include a new sentiment......
.......the same raw edges
...... and a new design.
It is said 'new design' that I wish to speak with you about this morning. After perfecting (or so I thought) my new snowflake design on a mountain of scraps, I felt ready to take the plunge and make something incorporating it. However my sewing machine had other ideas. She threw her toys out of the pram in no uncertain terms and left me with a lot of head scratching as to what I had done that could have possibly upset her.
So what did I do? I did what anyone would do under such circumstances and made myself a cup of tea and a plateful of muffins to give me some 'thinking time'.
When I got back to the table we were still on speaking terms, so I tentatively suggested she might like to try the embroidery foot on again. I must point out that I had dispensed with this item to perfect the snowflake design but when it had come to the 'actual' production she would not play ball. So with embroidery foot reattached, she visibily relaxed and hummed along merrily. I'm still none the wiser as to why she would sew happily without it one minute and not the next - the joys of sewing.
I think my insane ramblings this morning are due to me having to think about Christmas in September, but then I don't think I'm alone on this one.
But it has made me wonder...... (Carrie Bradshaw moment coming up)..."Am I the only person who applies anthropomorphic qualities to their sewing machine?" or is it as my eldest son put so eloquently yesterday because "that's what happens when you spend all day alone sewing!"
I'll leave you with those thoughts now, I'm off to make a tea cosy and talk to the wall.