...but I would quite happily down in proper maple syrup!
Recent Posts by Merriwen
Hello lovely crafty peeps!
I am really new to using fuse beads and I am having a bit of a melting crisis... I seem to create my little masterpieces with HAMA beads on the peg board, then it seems to go pear shaped when it melts unevenly - I hate it when the hole disappears when they melt.
Could anyone please give me some tips?
PS - thought I would share something I found out as well - IKEA sell fusable beads in an ENORMOUS tub (I am sure there are at least 8000 mixed colour beads in the tub) for Â£3.99!!
My mum is a seamstress and we have always had elnas in our family. I would advise you to either go to a sewing machine shop or John Lewis (they sell elna and Janome) and ask for advice and to try a couple of machines. My personal Elna has been going for 21 years and my mum's elna has been going for about 40!
Also, have you thought about asking on Freecycle, and then just paying for a good service for the machine? you can then see for fairly cheap what you really use most in the machine and can than look to buy a new machine with some sewing hours under your belt and knowing which bits you cannot live without!
Good luck with your dressmaking x x
I agree with you all that the OK magazine "memorial" was in bad taste. You would have thought that they would have learned from their Jade Goody "memorial" that was in equally bad taste. (I hasten to add at this point that I do NOT read OK magazine, but it is hard to miss that cover - yuech!)