I looked at this pile o' scraps n strips the other day, then saw the bag o' 5inch zippers I'd bought at my special secret place in TX (will routinely go visit sis there if only for this store) and the idea of 'bagettes' was born. Catchy name, huh? Not a bag, a bag-ette (sounds enough like food to please me). It's kind of fun and mindless strip quilting the four sides to each pyramid. I'd been without a zipper foot for eons...literally years. The local sewing machine store recently special ordered one for my 30year old Kenmore (all I had to do was ask!) and now I'm back in business. With zippers that is. Although I still feel like a hack every time I install one. I have 6 zippers left so I reckon that's how many more bagettes I'll be making.
Not sure why I think anyone else but me will like these button bouquets but I keep crankin' 'em out as if they're a sure thing. Now I'm busy futzing and futzing with the little vases they're in. Of course I had to make it hard---first I set the wire stems in the plaster of paris filled vases, THEN I start painting the vases. And painting. And painting again. The more I work on these the more I hate them, but of course I can't stop 'cause I still don't like them. :-p
Have I mentioned I'm patiently waiting on a website being built to sell all this stuff? Spent several hours yesterday uploading products (til I locked it up by hitting the wrong key. Touchy!) Anyway, I quickly realized I'll be wantin' to trim my offerings down to a select few items. Can't even imagine what those will be...as I appear to lack discipline OR direction. All I know is I HAVE TO KEEP MAKING STUFF!