Friday, December 03, 2010

Bells and hearts

Some of this year's handmade christmas tree decorations. For the Christmas Craft Fair and for personal presents. I like to make a few each year for family and friends.

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Scraps of synthetic fleece fabric layered onto ecofelt with wisps of wool tops (roving) and run through the embellisher machine. Then machine quilted and hand embroidered. Finished with a machine wrapped cord and wooden beads.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

All cut up about it!

I'm fed up with constantly buying new embroidery scissors. I must have spent quite a lot of money over the years and I have a drawerful of blunt scissors. I've tried the "manual" types of sharpener and been totally underwhelmed by the results. I've been looking at what else is available. Has anyone got, or tried, a really good electric scissor sharpener you could recommend? I'm sure it would save me money in the long run.