I finished up the newest design of mine ... haven't thought of a name for it yet though. I'll be Ebay listing this tonight OR Sunday night, depending on whether my dang camera will cooperate. Just click on my EBAY link here to see if I've whipped my camera or my camera has whipped me. If it's whipped me, this candle mat will be listed on Sunday. :)
This is the example showing what I have to deal with just about every time with my camera especially on overcast, dreary days like today (it was actually snowing a little this morning). I'm not going to fight this camera today ... it just takes too much time. I'm going to let you edit these pictures in your head.
The picture above is without the flash and you can see it's too dark.....
And the picture above was taken WITH the flash and it's way too bright. So all you have to do is look at both of these and edit the pictures in your head so that the colors in this wonderful candle mat look not too bright and not too dark , and you'll get the TRUE colors of what this mat looks like. Sheesh...I need a new camera, or a new ME that knows how to properly take pictures.
Ok, now let's get to the main topic here. I had to laugh and laugh at the comment from my previous post when the commenter compared tearing down wool clothing to skinning a squirrel. I've never skinned a squirrel but it is a great comparison with wool being a little less messy ... no blood to deal with.
Let's start with the skirt. Now keep in mind, this is how I do it. There's lots of different ways and there's no right or wrong way, just easiest/more time consuming ways.
Most times, the hem is loosely stitched, so snip a few threads and then using the strength of 10 men, rip that hem right out. If there's seam binding on the edge, cut or rip that out too.
All that is left now is the collar and the front jacket lapels. That's getting trashed though because it takes waaaay too much time to rip open the seams and remove the interfacing. I know, it's wasted wool, but my time is more valuable.