Adventures in Sewing: Tragedy and Triumph

Boo melting socks! Seriously. Who knew socks could melt?

What the heck am I talking about?

I'm talking about this:

Sock versus Iron = tragic

That is a melted sock. I was sewing monkeys on the machine and thought it would be easier to iron the sock first (the edges curled up). Instead of making my life easier, it made things so much worse. What you see there is my attempt to remedy the situation without having to ditch the sock altogether. I folded it over - which will make for much shorter legs - in order to hide the holes. The monkey will still have a crunchy leg and I may still have to do some creative embroidering to cover some wee holes, but there is hope that I will save this monkey.

On the bright side: I sewed two monkeys on the sewing machine! I'm using my pal J.Lau's Brother LS-1217, which seems to have much better tension when it comes to stretchy fabric.

Before I sign off for the day and get back to my work, here's a picture of the gnome meeting Henry at WWKIP day:

Gnome and Henry

They look pretty good together.

And finally, a trailer for the documentary 'Beautiful Losers', which I found via Love, Me:



It's not about the Leonard Cohen book, but about DIY, graffiti, music and a group of artists. It looks like it might be awesome. I'm hoping it'll come to Halifax; with luck, for the film fest. If not, I'm sure Video Difference will bring it in some day.

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Thursday, June 19, 2008  

1 comments:

Rachael Rabbit said... June 23, 2008 at 12:19 PM  

I had no idea that you could melt a sock! Well done on saving it though.

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