Friday, 12 June 2009

New Skills

For quite some time I have been wanting to do some freehand machine embroidery. After all I have the machine but didn't have the foot for my machine. I spotted one on e-Bay, bought it and a few days later had all the kit I needed to start.

Of course, I didn't and this project has been a LONG time in coming, but I have made a start and so far I am pretty pleased with the results.

Apart from the machine foot I had all the fabric I needed already and the most difficult part was deciding which fabrics to use.

I have to admit that it was a bit unnerving at first - but it seems more a "getting the hang of it" kind of thing. Quite liberating after using the sewing machine in the traditional way.

The project is almost finished. It just needs a little finishing off and it will be ready to post next week. See, I am trying to get back on the straight and narrow with posting regularly!

After using one button for the project, I felt perfectly justified in buying a small pot of vintage buttons on one of my charity shop trawls. After all, I was a button down wasn't I?!



Lazylol said...

I'm sure you will find good use for the buttons ;)

A Time for Stitching said...

I used to read your blog all the time until something went wrong? I can't believe I've only just found you again after you've been on blogger for so long. I must say you are very lucky with your boot sale/charity shop finds. I don't tend to find many good bargains except for buttons occasionally.

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Samantha
the email link does not seem to want to work this afternoon, so please email me direct at
Lizzie xxx