Saturday, November 14, 2009

Anyone struggle with Satin Stitch?

I used to be able to do Colonial knots (though we called them French Knots - I'll have to find out the difference sometime) with the best of them as a kid. My mother taught me "Candlewicking" as a child and a few extra embroidery stitches thrown in there for good measure, but one I've never mastered is Satin Stitch. It's a stitch that is technically simple, and yet pretty easy for you to mess up.

When I made my daughter a Bit Of Whimsy Dolls Squid, I simply left off the eyes and mouth. She's an infant and it didn't matter. My son requested eyes and no mouth. I don't know why, lol, but I obliged. And while I gave it my best attempt, "Squidly's" eyes are um...interesting at best!

Fast forward to today. I decided i really need to make a little something for my best friend's little ones for Christmas, and I really wanted to make Bit of Whimsy Dolls....but I was scared of messing up the eyes. I don't like getting something wrong and quite often if I do badly enough at the first attempt, I never attempt it again, or at least not for a few years. Sad, but true. But I need to get over this. Not everything is perfect the first time you do it, and practicing is good.

So I decided it was time to find a tutorial! And I found a beaut! Here we go:

Needless to say, with a few tips from her I feel much happier about attempting some more eyes! Thank you Jenny Hart!

Long time no Blog!

Okay, apologies...
Life got ahead of me and blogging just fitting into the "schedule" as I thought it should be.

But, I've decided nothing is ever perfect and I need to get back to blogging as much as I possibly can and have fun!

More soon!

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