Sunday, September 28, 2008
For my birthday my best friend gave me the high end knife scissors I never trusted myself to get. THANK YOU!
She was the nudge that was needed. They are absolutely wonderful! I found myself using these little puppies in my cutting batch last night quite frequently. I need to get used to them more as since they are so sharp I tend to oversnip things. Making the pupils of the eyes smaller than they need to be because I CAN! hehe!
You never know the difference until you try and I am sure with a wee bit more practice I will be able to snip things perfectly!
Here is the batch of cutting I did last night and the night before.
Top center is penguins, brown below that is squirrels. Red in the center are foxes. The brown below the squirrels is bears. The bottom is gingerbread men. The multicolor are bears, bunnies and squirrels in fun shades!
I made a forum post the other day and asked people if they preferred natural colors or fun colors for animals. The general consensus was fun colors! So here I go!
When cutting out my animals waiting to be stitched, I make them into little "packets" The back of the body and then all of the tiny felt pieces on the inside and then the front of the body. Felt tends to like to stick to itself so everything generally stays easily sandwiched until I am ready to stitch. While they wait I do put them in sandwich baggies in case little pieces fly free.
I work on them in batches at a time. All Eyes, All noses, All pupils, so I can keep the thread color the same. It is more efficient to work in batches.
I wish I had a machine to do the cutting for me though, that would be wonderful! :)