Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's try new things...

It's been quite a while since I used the embroidery module that goes with my sewing machine. A "while" meaning about 8 years. So I got out all my manuals and my threads and such and made this little piece of embroidery.

It took about 45 minutes from the time I got all the supplies ready and figured out how hoop the material (several attempts) and started. It was fun. I have lots of designs available and can easily purchase software for others. I am happy with the result and will probably make this into a small pillow/pin cushion.

Speaking of trying new things, I have been wanting to try making resin jewelry. I have always been so intimidated by the process, but I went ahead and got the supplies to do some. So that will be my next project. You apparently need a great deal of ventilation, so I will probably do it outside. I went on YouTube and watched several video tutorials and have decided to just go ahead and do it. I will keep you posted of the procedure and the results.

That's it for today. Take care and have fun!


Marie S said...

Oh, your dragon is so precious!!

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan
good for you getting yopur sewing going, there will beno holding you backnow you have mastered it.
lovely work.
I love to sew and have digital sewing machine,dont get there often enough except when making my cloth dolls.
I also like to do free machine embroidery .
Have been doing so much with the polyclay lately all those things have been put asiide.
Love all the pics you brought to
Love to you

Crafty Gal Linda said...

The embroidery is FAB u LOUS :) Can't wait to see what you do next and am really interested in resin jewelry. I've been thinking about trying to use resin in some molds I have. Looking forward to seeing yours.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!! It was worth the 45 minute start up time for sure! :> )

Tina said...

Wow, that looks so great! I bet you've got it down now and it won't take as much time to set it up next time, but I think it's 45 minutes invested well.

Don't you just love u tube for tutorials. I've just discovered that.


Lee Beth said...

Hello. Was checking out new blogs and came across yours and I think its really cool. Hey come check out mine if you'd like.

Michele said...

45 minutes!? Are you kidding me? It's so tiny and detailed... love it! Can't wait to see what you do with the resin jewelry!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

You will do great with the resin jewlery. Can't wait to see the end product. Hugs***Renea

Sea Gypsy said...

I have always wanted a machine like that! I am still in the dark ages it seems. Straight stitch and zig zag. I look forward to seeing what you do with the resin.

vivian said...

cant wait to see what you do with the resin jewelry! and love the sweet little ice skate! happy weekend!