Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snap! (and a giveaway!)

I'd been thinking about getting a snap press for a while.  The PimpiCuffs just pushed me over the edge of buying one.



snap press
Wow, I can understand why they are well liked.  The other night when I hammered snaps onto the first cuff, I sat on the laundry floor for 15 minutes.  You know fiddling to get things in the right place and applying the snaps.   With the press it took about a minute to snap the cuff.  Possibly slightly longer because I had change dies.



pimpicuffs2



owl cuff



matruschka cuff

And while I was sewing the cuffs together (I messed up and didn't do them "in the hoop" as I stitched out both cuffs in one hoop and it was too squishy), I sewed through a flower head pin!



sewthroughpin
My machine really does sew through almost anything!

The owl cuff is for a Crafty Mamas friend.

The nesting doll cuff was going to be for a gift, but the invitation did say no presents.  They are asking for donations to the birthday girl's favourite charity.  I was going to do both!  But Col has said, "don't be that person."  So I'm following instructions, and now I am going to give away this cuff.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment.  It's that simple.  Giveaway closes midnight December 21 because that is the day my dear friend arrives from the US, and it's huge cause for celebration in the house of willow & moo.

25 comments:

Vik said...

My comment is a short and sweet one....these cuff's are gorgeous! I haven't seen anything like them before :)

Cass said...

If only I'd known you could have borrowed my snap press. Most of the time it sits here doing nothing.

Liz said...

They are gorgeous cuffs Sara. And I am sure you will love your snap press. DH bolted mine onto a piece of pine so it is a bit sturdier, and less likely to scratch the table top.

Carolyn said...

love your cuffs Sara-

becci said...

Sara these cuff look gorgeous. Snap presses are wonderful aren't they!

Tas said...

Love them Sara - but please don't enter me in the giveaway as I have my own :)

Amber said...

Oh Sara! Beautiful work as usual! I would love to win of course!!

Kathryn said...

seeing these cuffs (and your gorgeous camper van applique/embroidery) makes me hanker after an embroidery machine. Maybe next year...

Ruth said...

Sara - I just made my first 2 pimpicuffs and love them. My machine did well with them. I too find it crazy how hard it is to set the snaps. Where did you find your snap press and better question how much?

Ruth

Lesley said...

Gorgeous work as always Sara - cuffs are beautiful and woo hoo on the snap press. Have you seen the pretty shaped snaps too? Oooh and the ones with butterflies!

Kaja said...

Oh! I just love these. And the nesting doll is my favorite motif.

Cross my fingers and twirl my toes, and hope to win!

Nadine said...

They are gorgeous, what a fantastic idea! WOW i can't believe your machine sewed through a pin - no way would my machine sew through that ha ha :)

Little Munchkins said...

Wow, the cuffs are gorgeous! I would love to be in the running to win it please.

Vic said...

Oh Sara how cool! If I don't win this one (...though I'm SURE I will... It pays to be positive!), any chance of getting you to make one pink & Punkalicious for Punk's birthday next month (10th)?! FB msg me...!
Ps, where did you get your snap press? I want one 'cause I hate buttonholes lmao...!

zofia said...

Just gorgeous Sara, love to win :D

mistyeiz said...

gorgeous cuffs!! :) thanks for the generous giveaway sara....

Sandy said...

Love your cuffs Sara!!

Karin said...

oh, i love it.

greetings karin

Gaylehere said...

WOW - lovely cuffs. Would love this one for myself. Who said they are just for young ones. This young at heart would wear it with pride if I won it.
Thanks.

Louise said...

I have been admiring those cuffs, so it's very exciting to see one as a giveaway :)

MargoP said...

Wow, I want a snap press now as well... very nice work yet again

Mary said...

They look fantastic Sara and yay on the snap press. My machine sews through the odd pin here and there too and more overlocker chewed the head off a pin the other day.

Clarinda said...

What a beautiful gift idea! they look awesome :)

Karen said...

There will really be no stopping you now you have the snap press! I can't believe your machine sewed through that pin.
Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely work Sara.

Anne said...

Thank for the link about the star lanterns...:)

Those cuff are beautiful...:)