1 November 2013

Boxes again, YIKES!!!

Remember this?  

Well it's when you get to this stage (below) that you start to say to yourself - 'why DID I do that'?

Here is one of the boxes after the scissors!!!  This takes me an hour or two per box as sometimes the twiddly fancy bits are sewn down very, very tightly and the metallic cord is hard to unpick too.  I take great care not to 'nick' the fabric.  

Still, here they are ready for the next stage which is the 'what on earth do I replace those fancy bits with'!!!!!  Deciding on which pattern will fit the lid is quite a hassle but once started the OG just HAS to proceed!!!!!

I've tried tweezers to get the little thread ends out but they don't work so I've decided to mount the tatting onto another piece of fabric first.  That's the second picture which you can see below the YIKES picture.

7 comments:

Carrie said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out! Such a cliffhanger...

Lesley Spence said...

Have you tried an electric razor on the stubble?!!

Madtatter80 said...

Sometimes those sticky lint rollers remove tiny threads or tape helps and quicker than picking.

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Lesley, you made me laugh!!!!!

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, Madtatter80 - good idea but some of the ends won't even pull out with tweezers!!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

The new fabric is definitely the way to go!

Eve said...

a stiff veggie brush will brush a lot up and maybe then shave off the bits that refuse to budge.

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