I thought I would show you how I'm doing my rick-rack handles on my Sand Pails. I'm really having fun using my glue stick!
The first thing I do is pick a color of rick-rack for the pail.
Then, with a washable marker, I draw an approximate line of where I want the handle to go - I'm not stressing over it, I'm just quickly drawing and it doesn't have to be perfect. This is a WONKY quilt.
Measure how much rick-rack I'll need.
Then holding the glue stick between my knees, I run the rick-rack over the top, sliding it around so it doesn't make a deep rut [did that the first time, what a mess].
Lay it on the line I've drawn on the fabric - the glue keeps it in place and stops it from twisting.
Then I find some matching floss, and stitch it down.
These are going really fast. I just need to find the motivation to sit for a few hours, this is what I have left to do...
Walmart had these glue sticks, 2 in a pack, for .25 last year during the back to school sale. That's when I STOCK UP. They're great for sewing because they stick right away, and wash out completely.
I was also going to show you my two indispensible tools. One is a small, adhesive leather thimble, available from Kelly at I Have A Notion here - and the other is a rubber finger cot from any office supply store.
The finger cot helps me pull the needle through anything, and saves my hand. The leather thimbles last and last, and I can't stitch without them anymore.
I was downloading the pics for this post, and a gorgeous bird flew into my apple tree out front and started showing off. I just knew the minute I put the card back in the camera and got up, he'd fly away, but I did it anyway. He stayed put, I couldn't believe it! Anybody know what kind of bird he is?
Not too bad of a pic for going through four layers of glass, lol....gosh he's pretty, I'm so glad he enjoyed the photo shoot!
Have a great week!