October 4, 2012

getting my eyelet mojo back


The eyelet-a-lunch-break plan is working. You can see it took a few days before I regained lost eyelet skills.


The eyelet on the left is the first one done after a two year break. (Two years?! Yikes.) It's pretty sad, but yesterday's eyelet, on the right, is a perfect little wagon wheel. Thanks for all the words of encouragement!

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  1. Wow! These are so nicely done!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  2. Very tidy!

    I used to use blanket stitch on my eyelets, but I switched to just a plain whipstitch at some point - it takes less time, is also accurate, and you don't have to deal with the outer bits "falling in".

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    1. I'd thought about whipstitching so things would move along quicker, but since I'd already done a few with the blanket stitch I figured just keep going as is. I'm getting better at preventing the fall in, I hope it stays that way.

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  3. They look awesome! Nice job!

    Merlina

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  4. They are definitely getting better, the most recent one is perfect. I've really must attempt eyeleting by hand, these look lovely. And your one a day plan makes it seem a lot less scary.

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  5. How's it going? Do you have a whole side done yet? Can we see pictures???

    :)

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  6. Great job on the eyelets! Hand stitched eyelets drive me bonkers. I can't stand it if they're not all perfectly even. I have nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger Award.

    http://lacouturieredimanche.blogspot.com/2012/12/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

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