Tuesday, 29 May 2012
I made some more felt brooches this week - these are on their way to Aimee and her girls. Aimee is one of the kindest people I have come across and she granted me a great favour a few weeks ago. These are a very small thankyou. I hope they like them.
Cutting dies have rather taken the papercrafting community by storm over the last couple of years and I've become quite addicted to them myself. They will cut paper, card, felt and fabric easily, which makes them very versatile too. I do have one tip though. If you want to cut fabric with small dies you will get a much better shape if fusible interfacing is added before cutting. It also stops the fabric fraying and I find even tiny die cut shapes stay defined.
I buy my felt from Myriad Toys - its 100% wool and some of it is organic and plant dyed too. Its absolutely lovely to work with. In the past I've been lucky enough to nab their off-cuts bundles but these have not been available recently. However the Seasonal Sample packs are perfect for my small projects and very reasonably priced too.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink dies - Sweet as Can Be, Tea for Two, Beautiful Butterflies, Heart Prints; Button Boutique stamp set and dies; Bitty Backgrounds stamp set and dies