My current project is one in the works for today’s blog…. and it all started with this: THE BIG SHOT! I do alot of fusing… and I love it! But sometimes cutting with the hands is well… hard on the hands! So have been waiting … thinking… contemplating about the Accuquilt GO and those cool quick cut dies for several years… and am glad I went the Sizzix direction. SAVED me lots of moo-lah! Now I am not saying Accuquilt isn’t fabulous… it sure is. But that much money out-of-pocket (about $500 just to get started with the GO)… wasn’t happening for me, personally!
Many thanks to Patsy Thompson and Kelly Jackson, both of whom were gracious, knowledgeable … and really helped me decide about which machine to purchase… and showed the “how-to’s” through their terrific blogs, being KIND and taking TIME…to answer my emails and the many questions I had! The gal at Patsy’s store (whom I have now forgot – maybe it’s Nicki) is SWEET to help when I CALLED — she even checked the box to tell me what it actually contained so I could get all the info I needed about accessories… YAY! I dearly adore… personal service! Don’t you?!
Batik fabrics, Steam-A-Seam, and a pressing sheet… and some time… time to play… rearrange… re-organize… and then… Poof! It’s like…
Turning to some hand-dyed fabric of mine… hmmm… let’s try this ‘marveles’ orangy-tango piece… a touch of paintstiks, bubble wrap as texture…. stencils…textile paint, a mesh bag… throw in some fusible circles… (just because I can!)
and then a … z i p p e r !
v i b r a n t !
a n g e l i n a !!!
and “sew ye shall reap… so shall ye sow…”
It’s a p l a y t i m e in progress!
It's amazing how one little tool can change so much of what we do. I've read Kelly's and Pat's reviews as well. And I was ALMOST tempted this weekend when JoAnn's offered the Sizzix at 40% off 🙁 But no time to play and no place to set this little gem up, so I will wait and watch. Love what you did with your flowers.