Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Confession

I have a problem. A serious, bias-tape problem. Remember when I said that I was cutting myself off? Those words had meaning, but apparently, only as they were being typed. At the thrift store, there were bags of bias tape for $0.49! Each bag held 5-6 packages of bias tape or trim. I snatched up 6 bags quicker than I could remember my oath. Thirty-one packages of bias and trim for $3.00. Couldn't. Stop. Myself. I ended up buying more than I already had in my stash. But, it's so beautiful! All the rick-rack... And only three packages were open. Just so you know, I wasn't a complete glutton... I left behind two bags for someone else to discover and celebrate.

So, to redeem myself, I made some things. Of course none of it included sewing with bias tape. I sketched, drew, traced, then colored until my fingers were nearly numb. They are matryoshka doll bobby pins made from shrinky dinks. The shrinkies have been waiting patiently to be used for bobbies. (Finally, I'm checking things off of my list instead of adding to it.) The first ones turned out tiny. They'll be turned into clippie embellishments for Charlotte. But, the second batch.... voila!

7 comments:

casch said...

WOW!! These are adorable! You just aren't busy enough with a little one around, you work on something constantly! I admire your energy! These will be so cute in some little girl's hair and this includes Charlotte!
Good Job!!!!!!!!

marychild said...

Ya know Diane, people use bias tape on their scrapbook pages...!

I have LOTS of supplies to get you started if you ever decide to check it out (like this Saturday)!!!

G. R. said...

Glad to see you are making good use of your light box. These are great picutures. (But of course they are.)

Vintage Mommy said...

Very cute! I just found a box of Shrinky Dinks in my craft box the other day. I was thinking my boys might enjoy doing them.

I'm a rick rack fan, myself! :)

Missa said...

Wow, these are awesome too! You should just start a matryoshka Etsy store :)

Mir said...

This is the most adorable use of shrinky dinks ever!! I forgot the product existed and I definitely never thought of a productive use for them ... I just love what you created!

Angie said...

Ha Ha... I buy up the bags of vintage rick-rack and trim too at thrift stores... I can't help it :) It's an addiction

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