Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Creative Space: fiddly fingers

Sewing has all been a bit technical around here lately.

I found pieces of my sewing machine that I never knew existed. They caused some curiosity, and frustration, while I tried to work out how it all worked and went together.


There were lots of mistakes that were both useful in the learning process :), and just plain stupidity on my part :o. Things started to get a bit sweaty and smeared and the unpicker got a real workout.


And then, triumph! A row of six buttonholes. (Things were a bit tired and slightly out of focus by this point.)


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12 comments:

KIM said...

haha happy fingers! happy sewing!

edward and lilly said...

Oh, I'm so impressed. I'm yet to explore these things on my machine.

Melissa said...

Have you tried vintage feet? My life as a seamstress was never the same after I found the narrow hemmer foot and ruffler.

P.s. love the happy faces.

Chicken Willow said...

Love your happy fingers. Well done on the button holes.

Yana said...

haha, love the happy fingers! congrats on the buttonhole victory. :)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Bravo bravo bravo! very nice and neat holes lovely.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Clever you! I haven't attempted much more than the simple straight stitch on my machine, it's all a little scary...

yardage girl said...

Good for you, and your happy fingers!

Cotton Kiwi said...

LOL, great post. I must remember to draw happy faces on my fingers next time I have to use my seam ripper or make a button hole. I should imagine there would be a lot less swearing and unhappiness over the whole experience!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i'm wondering if there was more blue in the air than just the fabric? LOL there would have been at my place.
My Creative Space

Catherine said...

Yeah for mastering button holes with happy faces! I have forgotten how to make button holes and I have avoided them when choosing patterns, one day I'll give them a try.

Jana said...

Cute photo shoot! You are a very clever girl!
jana

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