It's Friday and I've been feeling this way for a week already. I get symptoms of flu - weird nerve sensations all over and achiness but no fever. So I feel neither well nor truly unwell. I've had to nap every day otherwise I feel like I'll be very ill. It is very unsettling. I have massive headaches again and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It could be due to the weird weather we have. Hopefully it'll blow over. All these aren't symptoms of old age right? Right?
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Yes, I know I'm supposed to be decluttering but I couldn't resist buying this. Do you know what it is?
It's an umbrella! We have many umbrellas in my home. Most stop working after a while. My kids have 2 umbrellas each - one in the school bag and one in the going out bag. In Singapore, it rains very frequently. Or should I say sure as rain it will rain.
I'm a sucker for these Japanese dolls.
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In a previous post My Sewing Tools I showed you my loop turners which I use to turn my fabric tube right side out. If you've never used these you won't know how they work. So here's a little let-me-show-you-how-it's-done.
Here I have a tube sewn up with seams ironed open
See this little thingy - it is used to grip your fabric.
Insert fabric tube into loop turner until you hit the thingy.
The beginning part is not easy. No kidding.
Be patient. Be gentle. Do it slow.
Keep some nails for this intricate task.
If you've done it correctly the loop turner emerges. If not, you would have dropped the grip on the fabric tube and have to redo it all over again. It has happened to me several times.
This is how I turn all my fabric tubes. But this method is not for everyone. A safety pin might work better for you. Go here if you want to see an Amazon listing for this loop turner.
The important thing is not to get cocky when you're halfway through and go at full speed. That's usually when you drop your grip on the fabric tube.
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This loop turner has another function.
See the gap where you can grip your drawstring or rope or cord? The grip is pretty good for a small thickness. Otherwise, just tie a secure loop.
Do I need to show you how to insert the drawstring into a casing? I guess not. The loop turner bends. It's a bendy loop turner. I insert all my drawstrings for my lunchtime pouch using this method. Of course, a safety pin works just as well.
Have a good weekend.