4.27.2006

Confession

I have a confession to make.
I think I broke the Use What You Have Rules... I bought some black & white-handkerchiefs yesterday that I want to use for my BackTack softie. I was actually getting a bit nervous about it, since I have NO black & white fabric in my stash whatsoever. So when I saw these lovely perfect hankies yesterday I just bought them... I didn't want to wait until next week. They might be sold out by then!!

So do you think I'm really out? Even if I promise not to use any of it until next week?! I was doing so well...

This pincushion for example is made completely out of materials that I already had.


I made it for one of Michel's sweet collegues who lent me her sewing machine when mine broke down a couple of days before the craft fair.


It was almost impossible to get a good photo of this. I tried different backgrounds, indirect/direct light, different angles, but the right colours just don't show and about 80% of the photos I took were fuzzy. Strange how that happens sometimes.

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I received a wonderful package from Molly yesterday. I swapped another doll with her (so both her girls have one now) and she sent me lovely ribbons that I can use for future dolls!! She also included a couple of her handmade buttons which are beautiful; thank you, Molly!

Edit: Is anyone reading my blog using Bloglines? I'm having trouble with it; I don't think my blog is coming through. Also other blogs that I like to read are not showing up on my bloglines (both blogpot and typepad). Is anyone else having similar problems or does anyone know how to fix this?! Thanks!

12 comments:

Angela said...

OH I love her buttons and that ribbon is great!

krista said...

What a lovely stash!

And I don't think you broke the rules, if you wait until next week to use it... you gotta' buy stuff when you see it, it's just one of those things. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

I hear you on the photo taking. That happens to me a lot. But if it's any consolation, I like all three photos, they're all just right!

Samantha said...

Great hankies - I don't think you broke the rules as it is for a project rather than a random purchase.

That's my interpretation anyway!

P.S. I have broken the Use What You Have :(

luckybeans said...

Lovely pincushion! And kerchiefs. Of course that doesn't count-- it's for later. And I adore all those ribbons and beautiful buttons.

jojo* said...

I'm reading yours through bloglines. Your posts always come through for me, but for some reason there are a couple of other feeds that don't, so I have to check them. Love that pincushion!!!

Kristy said...

I read through Bloglines and have no trouble.My posts sometimes don't show up for a few hours though.

weirdbunny said...

I just love that pincudsion.

Amy said...

People have told me recently they are having trouble with my feed to bloglines. This sounds like a sentence from Mars. I don't know anything about what to do to fix it.

I will look forward to seeing your hankie softie. I am afraid I've fallen off the wagon too thanks to all the fuss over freezer paper stenciled T-shirts. Couldn't resist.

molly said...

Yay, I'm glad you liked your package! I could definitely see a few of those ribbons on future dolls.
Your pincushion is beautiful. What did you stuff it with? I'm just dying to start making some of my own.

Hanna said...

The pin cushion is lovely lovely! And the ribbons.. yummy! :-)

beki said...

Beautiful things! I love your pincushions. I broke the 'use what you have' rule long ago ;-)

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