Sorry about not posting yesterday, our Internet was out. But here is the post I meant to put up.
I spent most of the day working on my latest project. It includes all of these lovelies: (Does anyone know why I've having such a hard time getting a crisp, clear picture?)
I'll fill everyone in more later, when everything is final. But for now I wanted to share a few sewing tips for those times when the sewing machine is actually more difficult to use than to sew something by hand. First of All:
- Use Beeswax. It is wonderful!! I had never used it before this project, and I really wish someone had told me about it easier. In over six hours of sewing, I did not have a single tangle or snare, and only one thread snapped. I can not stress enough how much more fun hand sewing became after I found this wonderful invention.
- The self threading needles are actually pretty cool. They become unthreaded if you pull ridiculously hard on the thread. I thought they would be too good to be true, but actually I think they did very well.
- If something looks too delicate or awkward for the sewing machine to handle, it probably will be. It took me far longer to wrangle with Madeline and have to undo everything I just struggled to put together than to sew it by hand.
These are just a few things to try or even just store away in the back of your mind for the next time a sewing project requires nothing more than needle and thread.