When I gathered them up and tied them off though all you could really see was the fabric revealed by the cutwork. (the plain red bead in the picture below) The back though, look at the back! That is exactly what I wanted, so these will be applied in reverse so to speak. I am so happy with these despite the back to front thing, they are so tiny, maybe only 1 cm across just under half an inch but even if they are fiddly in the extreme I adore them. I showed them to my son, handed him half a dozen of them, he loved them, then proceeded to throw them, yes throw them, towards a roll of sellotape, aiming for the centre, a kind of hoop la in reverse! Good job he is 22 or he would be grounded for a month!
I have had such a good day, busy but satisfying. Remember my latest doll, can't be bothered, what's the point? Well my maternal instinct must have kicked in because I have put her together and she is now in the shop. She isn't sitting all neglected and forlorn any more, a flat piece of cloth. Here she is, quite plain yet with very feminine flowers in her hair.
I know that I should spend all of this next week ironing and stuff for my holiday but you can bet I won't. It will all be last minute, rushing around, snapping and stressing. I will definitely be stitching right to the last and don't even ask how I will cope without a computer for ten days......... anyone know a good internet cafe in San Francisco??
I will definitely post again before I go, maybe even twice.......and can you help me, reassure me......does anyone else out there always type ahve when they really want to type have?? I do it ALL the time, it's scary