They are made by cutting out circles of fabrics that look like they might melt well, such as fine tulle, curtain lace, satin, etc. You then hold the fabric over a candle flame and the heat either makes the edges curl beautifully, or catches it on fire. Don't ask me how I know that :) Which fabrics work is really trial and error. These will have a bit more ribbon or lace added now that I am home and have access to more supplies. You can see more examples here .
Next, we went to the Endeavour store, which is an op shop. There I found two pretties! First,
this lacy white skirt. It is a tiny little size 10 (I think that waist is smaller than that tho, seriously!), but each tier has a different kind of lace, and the bottom row is that gorgeous eyelet. I think it was well worth the $9.95, for all that gorgeous lace that will be used in future projects.
I have a few newborn size dolls at my house, so I am always on the lookout for cute little dresses at the op shops too. This is my newest one. It is the perfect shade of pink and has the cutest embroidery on the collar. Sweet!
Next, we went to this fabric store in Lawnton. We were on a mission to find more fabrics that look like they would melt, haha. There are two young ladies working there that are super friendly. Great customer service. There was also this really nice little old lady that had brought in some machine embroidered blocks for a quilt, and she was asking for help with choosing background and border fabric. De and I couldn't help ourselves and we were soon holding up bolts to audition fabrics and help her pick! The little old lady even gave me a hug for helping her. So nice. While there, I bought some pink tulle, because I've never had pink tulle, ever, along with a sparkly fabric that looked like it would melt (or burn) , and a piece of lace fabric to try as well.
For FNSI, I planned to try again with the ruffler attachment I recently bought. Arrgh!! I've given up for now and decided to make ruffles the old fashioned way until I can sort it out. The ruffles are for a new curtain for my bathroom window. Here it is before FNSI, about halfway done. I have done another 4 or 5 rows and will see how it looks tomorrow.
It really was a most excellent day. Thank you De, for inviting me.