Discoveries

Friday, June 24, 2011
I’ve had two discoveries or surprises (in my crafting life) so far this month.  The first one, was that I was chosen as the EtsyBloggers featured member! Yay.  It means I get showered with attention, making me so happy and appreciative.  First blog that I saw was Linda at Pruitt Handcrafts and her post: Unique, unique, unique!  Thank you all!

The second discovery was that sometimes making do with what you have just isn’t good enough.  For a long time I’ve been doing my free motion quilting with gardening gloves to help me get a grip on the fabric:Tamdoll Quilts with Gardening Gloves

I thought I was being thrifty using these, but lately I noticed that my hands were cramping up and they weren’t any huge improvement from my bare hands.  And it was a little freaky to look at as you can see in the picture.

So…. last week when I stopped into the new Hobby Lobby in town (not thrilled with it btw), I saw a pair of Machine Quilting Grip Gloves (affiliate link) and picked them up.  They are fantastic.  Tamdoll's Machine Quilting Gloves

I love how they’re fitted, soft and have grippy things all over them.  I enjoyed sewing much more with them and now maybe I’ll get to finish this new handbag I’ve been working on!

Have any discoveries or surprises lately?

7 comments:

  1. With the gardening gloves, it's like you're an astronaut in outer space! Congrats on being the chosen one in etsyblogger.

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  2. First of all - congratulations! Your shop is really lovely - too much tempting stuff - an you definitely deserve the recognition.

    You are also one of the hardest working shop owners - I don't know how you do all you do.

    And look at you and your new gloves!I am thinking they will make a huge difference! Didn't even know they existed - but as you know - I know nothing about everything!

    My big adventure this week - finally finished making the pattern for my 18" high 3-D stuffed Dala - I think! Discovery = I have more determination than know-how!:-)

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  3. Dearest sweet tammy, yipee and horray on your featured! Congratz!! Oh my that gardening glove is an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

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  4. Congratulations on being chosen as our etsyblogger of the month! I look forward to writing about you and your work!
    The right tools make all the difference in the world!

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  5. Congrats on being Etsyblogger of the month! So, so wonderful.
    Now those gloves. I feel like I can use gloves like those for other crafty things. My hands get dry and I lose my grip. I tried lots of creams, but sometimes the creams get on the material I use (which is usually paper). I may get a pair. And then we can match!

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  6. I know the feeling: "what you have is not good enough!" It's been a 'make do' life for me for a lot of years! (because of such a large family to support! But now, I need and want a new sewing machine--Mine is nearly thirty years old! But make do, I will do, for a little longer, because machines are expensive!

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  7. We saw ten pair of gardening gloves for $5 in Kensington Market yesterday ... seems like a great deal!

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