Another day of 39Celsius with 3 more days of 39 forecast. I hate the heat.
It has managed to cool a little at night so as evening falls, suddenly I manage to get a few things done. Like finishing the setup between my new fantabulous Klic-n-Kut and my computer. I actually managed to get them to talk to each other. Over the last few days I have been familiarizing myself with the software it came with. I made a series of cute little robots. Just don't talk to me about vectors, it makes my head hurt, but I'm sure I will get there. I managed to get one robot cut out on a scrap. The actual cutout has more detail but the boys ran off with it. I guess that means it is a hit :) . I have so many plans to work out. There will be stencils, transfers, decals, and more to come. The best part is I can use my own original designs.
I didn't use the coverlock either, just overlocked and zigzagged. The next lot will be in contrasting/co-ordinating fabrics too.
And while I had my sharps out, I thought I would show them off. The other day I came across the big ole shears in a tub where they had been hiding for a year or so. They were my MIL's and were given to me with her sewing paraphernalia. I put them beside my $3 cheapie stork scissors for fun.
And here are my fave sharp tools. A Clover quick unpick. Well used. Cheapie stork scissors and thread snips, couldn't live without them. Easy on the hands Fiskars fabric scissors and small and large Olfa ergonomic rotary cutters, all sitting on my A0 sized self-healing cutting mat bought on ebay.
I cut just about everything out on the mat these days.
Last of all, I made headway on the saucers I showed you the other day. I hit a stumbling block but I'll tell you all about that another day. If it all turns out as I hope, there will be a tute in it for you!