Wednesday, 22 June 2011

This week's casualties

Why is it that everything starts to run out at the same time? Doing so much sewing has taken its toll on my thread stash and I started lobbing the empty spools into a basket. By the end of the weekend sesh I had got through more than I thought and I noticed how they look when empty; lovely shapes and colours and textures. So I thought they deserved a nice photo of their very own.

This week's casualties

And then I noticed that the purses I've been making look a little like basking sharks as the glue dried on the frames; their mouths gulping for air...

Basking purses

I've not made much time for noticing things recently what with the keep-the-head-down-grindstone action, so it was good to look for a moment or two.

Incidentally I happened upon a new sewing equation: (glue + frames + fine fabrics) x (me + lager shandies) = one helluva mess. May this be a lesson to all, drinking lager whilst gluing frames will end in tears. And with glue on the fine fabrics. And glue on the frames also.

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9 comments:

  1. Ha! Love your shark purse photo! Yes I find wine doesn't help me sew straight! Shame!! I'm very creative after a couple of glasses!! :)

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hahahha i sometimes get to the point where after a bottle of wine i need to stop sewing ha ha

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  3. your purses look fab lined up like that

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  4. oh no the poor purses are suffocating! or starving? quick, put something pretty inside! ^^ Love them and I know about that mess formula, I think it's quite universal!

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  5. Hope you have a good break from all for a while. The spools look cool!

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  6. Such lovely quality photos! Thanks!

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  7. What a great post... too funny!

    Glad to hear you did start noticing the interesting aspects of your surroundings... cheers, simple pleasures!
    Enjoy!

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  8. The empty spools have a quiet dignity all of their own. I LOVE the "shark mouth" with the orange lining... and the one in the centre right behind it looks pretty groovey too! :) Where do you sell them?

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  9. I'm laughing out loud thinking of all the tipsy sewing folk around the world with their glasses of wine! Brilliant. Thanks all, for the lovely comments. Seaweed and Raine, those are particularly foxy purses, they have cutey girl faces inside! Not selling them online right now, but if you're interested drop me a line. x

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