Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I've been playing with some little sewing projects that I found on, which I'm going to add to my list of links over on the sidebar. It's a website done through Taunton Press, and they send out a weekly newsletter with really cool looking projects that are usually earth friendly and/or quick. So I pretty much just ripped off this tutorial and I have to say, this was one fast, fun, easy project. I can see a LOT of possibilities for this idea. The only question is, am I too old to wear little crafty wrist cuffs? NO, I don't think so!

So, I took some stretchy black fabric and used a ton of silver mylar thread in fancy stitches, and voila! Here's a closeup:(I think this is a good time to bring up the fact that I used to tease my mom about the "goose skin" (even I don't know where that analogy came from- I was making fun of her pores) on the sides of the backs of her hands. Ahem. Go ahead and click on that picture to enlarge it. Genetics, people! Genetics at work!)

I lined my cuff with some bright turquoise dragonfly fabric I got a long time ago at Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC. So now it's reversible!I originally finished this with a fancy ribbon and button loop thingy that was sort of complicated and IMPOSSIBLE to get off by myself, so I changed it to a snap. It looks a lot cleaner this way, but I'm going to have to come up with another way to use my ribbon loop closer idea- it's pretty fancy.

PS Note my non-bleeding nails in the first pic. Okay, it's a little grainy but I swear things are getting a little better.


Anonymous said...

Um, you referred to the skin on the back of my hands as "chicken skin", not goose skin, throughout most of your childhood. And I have never recovered from the insult, just so you know. I think genetics is a fine medium for justice, don't you? - Your Mother

Heather said...

Really? I thought it was goose skin. Could we settle for poultry skin? Or maybe just say that our hands are BEAUTIFUL thankyouverymuch and leave it at that?