Wednesday, July 7, 2010

shirring

shirring

I’ve made my first attempts at shirring. It was so much fun. I am now disappointed that I waited so long to give it a go. I’m like that – put off trying something for a long time because I can get so freaked out about not being able to do it – and then when I finally give it a go there is a little regret that it took me so long to have a go. Mostly though there is that real thrill, that awesome sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction to have learnt something new.

Do you like to learn new things too? What have you recently conquered? … I’d love to know.

13 comments:

  1. I was exactly the same with shirring - I put it off for so long but then found out it wasnt scary at all. Hapy shirring.

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  2. I've never tried shirring, but it's on my list!
    I was completely scared by zippers, but now I've sewn quite a few, I think I'm cured.

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  3. yes I like to learn new things. Very frustrating when I can't do it, as I have found with the Dottie Angel blanket. Oh well, I have the basics of it, but her joining technique, nope, not going to happen. But I gave it a good hot go at trying to learn it...

    Mostly though I have success when trying new things & it is very satisfying! Your shirring looks great! Well done to you!

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  4. Well done! Glad you got it straight away after the beginning frustration of the birdie :) Crochet pattern reading is my latest new achievement that left a sense of pride and satisfaction. Of course I am an *expert* now...

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  5. i am so like that sal, put something off ( like winding elastic thread in my bobbin so i can sew my summer dress i cut out last summer)....

    did you know that you cannot put a hold on a library book when you currently have it checked out already/? cheeky computers...

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  6. Yay for you! I tend to put things off if they scare me too, until I'm forced to have a go. Your shirring looks excellent, what are you making?
    You are shirring the exact same fabric I used to line my Panel Bag last week: http://thecraftgypsy.blogspot.com/2010/07/completed-panel-bag.html
    I *think* I bought it from SL, but I'm not sure!!!

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  7. Ok thats it, i'm giving this a go. i love how shirring looks and it really does make clothes more comfy i think. i've been putting off giving this a try too. now i'm in.

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  8. I'm looking forward to giving shirring a go. Love yours.

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  9. Shirring looks like it would be fun. Good on you for giving it a go. Happy sewing.
    Bev.xoxo

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  10. Good on you! The shirring looks great Sally. I would love to give that a try but I'm not sure where to buy that thin elastic so I haven't given it a go. I love to try new things too even though it's a little scary at first. Enjoy more shirring:) xo

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  11. Hey Sal did you hand wind the elastic? I'm busting to try it but my list of to do's a miles long - summer time will give it a go?
    Love the wand work too. XOXO

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  12. Shirring is on my list of fears to conquer- any hot tips??
    by the way I love that Mr 3 is sending a wand to his grandma! so cute!!

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  13. I desperately want to try shirring, but the thought of it scares the living daylight out of me LOL. I am going to write a list of 'must do's' now and see if I can work my way through them :)

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