..... loved it. Now I'm kicking myself I didn't try it sooner!
What's got me so excited..... applique! Specifically applique using the freezer paper and spray starch method. I know...I know it's been around for ages but I'm slow to catch on!
Yesterday I was reading the general instructions for Tiny Town (better late than never eh!) where the freezer paper/starch method was mentioned. I must have been in a curious mood coz I decided to give it a go.... am I glad I did!
Tried it out on this ....
OK... the house was done with my usual English needleturn and the flower with the 'new' method. Not much of a difference to look at but I have to say the paper/starch method felt easier
Having a crisp edge made sewing a doddle. Stopped me wandering off line and having to unpick too.
Oh.... and I broke open my prized bottle of Roxanne's Glue Baste and tried it too.... fantastic!
Today....I feel like burning my bra I'm so liberated!!
I didn't try the starch method before because it all sounded a bit messy.... and we all know what I think about mess! Well... I have to admit it wasn't messy at all and more to the point preparing the pieces was really relaxing and fun.
While I'm on the subject of applique..... have any of you got a sure fire way to get a sharp point on leaves? The closer I get to the tip.... the more I hyperventilate in anticipation of having to deal with the dreaded point. I wonder if anyone has ever passed out while sewing a leaf!
Look what I found.....
My stash of Klosjes.... all 4 of them !! There are more in the tin... cut out and ready to hand sew. You know I look at that pretty Tilda tin (pressie from Tilly) every day so tell me..... how did I forget what I put in it. Now that I've found them again.... hummmm... they are pretty and relaxing to sew!
Hexie cutting is on the back burner again now. I did get a bunch ready to sew before I quit though.