Monday, June 1, 2009
Call me Tactual.
Working on some new things to put in my ETSY shop. I have a great little button press that makes different sizes of covered buttons, that I can also use to make thumb tacks. I decided to glue the " tie circles" to the button forms first. You don't usually need to do that to use the button press, but with these slippery silks, it makes for better results, and less frustration.
I think I would usually rather take more time in the beginning of a process if it means it will run more smoothly. I guess that's the main reason I make a pattern of a piece of furniture that I am slipcovering. Some people cut the fabric right on the furniture, or they take their sewing machines to the clients home and sew on site, but for me that's too much pressure. I've always been a lover of maps, and having that pinned together pattern ( made from old sheets) that I can write on, is like a map. I like being able to take it apart, piece by piece, and lay it out on the fabric before I cut.
I'm really thankful that I have the kind of "job" that allows me to choose my own methods and forms of navigation.