Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some days are a write off

Hey there,

Today I spent a lot of time outdoors and it was steaming hot. I had sweat dripping all over. Oh, so disgusting. But I smelled like Katy Perry all day because at VivoCity, a shop was giving away free samples of Katy Perry cologne and I had dabbed some behind my ear.

Today I managed to get some iron-on interfacing to test out. Two from a friend and a few others from a shop I discovered on the way home. I had been to this shop before and never noticed they sold interfacing. Usually it's super crowded but today I was the only customer. I explained to the lady in the store what I wanted and she suggested two grades of iron-on interfacing to try out at home. One of them costs double what I used to pay so my heart feels a little heavy. I daringly asked for a discount but she laughed. Like hahahahahaha. I believe it was a No.

It's already night time but the temperature is still crazy hot. I can feel heat coming off my skin. I don't think I'll do any sewing or cutting today at all. I just want to lie in a tub of ice water. I have another craft market coming up soon and I should be cranking out the bags. This issue with iron-on interfacing is driving me nuts. I have a supply of iron-on interfacing suitable for smaller items like pouches. But for larger bags, the interfacing I have been relying on is really good stuff and is not too expensive. Plus it feels firm but not papery and at the same time retains the softness of fabric. I guess all good things do come to an end. And I too must move on and not harp on what's gone.

Tomorrow I'll make one or two larger bags to test out the new interfacing. Worst case scenario: I stop making larger bags requiring interfacing. I mean, I could make slouchy bags which don't require interfacing. Whatever, it's not the end of the world.

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Those of you who are bloggers - are you guys participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day on May 21st 2012? If you're new to this, by participating, you hold a giveaway on your blog and you link to your giveaway post on Sew Mama Sew's blog. You could go here to read all about it. If you're not a blogger, you could enter in all the giveaways. Maybe you'll get lucky.

I will very likely participate if I don't forget. Last year I participated and it brought me a tiny bit of extra traffic. Hahahahahaha. Good nite.

Sweet Mother. I need the air-con turned on all night. You hear me, hubs?

3 comments:

Little Blue Mouse said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the Giveaway Day because I've got a load of zips to give away, but I had it in my head that the next one wouldn't be until July.

I feel for you in the heat, it's something I can't stand.

Chris H said...

I hope your aircon never breaks down, it sure sounds hot over there!

punkychewster said...

i have never tried iron-on interfacing. I always sew on my interfacing and i never really have any problems. Have you tried sew-on? Is iron-on less fuss and more convenient?

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