Sunday, October 18, 2009

Need caffeine

I have a habit of being obsessive when I am doing something. I don't want to do anything else, so having to stop to feed the family, clean or even sleep just isn't appealing. Last night it was the need to sleep that was ignored.

Machine embroidery is heaps of fun, but for me it is time consuming. You see, I have to tweak the colours to make them match. That means pulling out the threads and pulling out the fabrics. Then making sure I've put the right numbers into the embroidery program. I like to do this so that I can just grab the colour it tells me to and not think is this the right one. And lots of these designs take over 30 minutes to stitch out. Some take up to an hour! It's not a quick process, but the results are worth it.

I know I said no markets until after the house is done, but I want to go to the last Lorien Market of the year. Nathalie asked me to be there with her, and who am I to say no? My motivation is really just that I have ideas in my head, and I need to make them. Now I have an excuse.

peace
gnomes
dragnofly
cherries
matrushka


All destined to become Antonia tops. And they aren't all in Mollie's size, but the Matruska one is...hmmmm, will it stay here? Maybe I need one like to too.

9 comments:

Peta said...

Sara they are going to look gorgeous!! Can't wait to see them all finished.

claire said...

Oh my! Gorgeousness! I can't wait to see them finished :)

Tas said...

Want. Need. Now.

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

What Tas said lol.

Love.

Amber said...

Ditto (**Tas**)

cherri said...

I know so little about embroidery machines! They look great though - you are so creative!

toadstooldots said...

Oh yes, the embroidery does much longer than the sewing (mostly), but looks really cute what you are working on.

Scarlette Rose Fairy said...

Your one clever lady Sara!! They are just beautiful!! and i have my eyes on the mama sized rainbow tops!!!

Steffi said...

You are so creative!I like your blog!

Greetings,Steffi