Trying out some different settings on my new camera, I took this picture in diffused daylight (overcast, but bright light, no direct sun) in aperture priority setting.
Hmm. The depth of field was so narrow, only the pens are in focus. I'm pretty sure you're not here to see pictures of office supplies.....so, I returned to full AUTO mode for this next one, and stood back a little as well.
There, now you can see the pouch in focus as well as the pens. That's better. I can see it's going to take me a while to get the hang of close up photography with the DSLR. It was a no-brainer with my little point and shoot on the cute little tulip (macro) setting.
The cupcake ribbon is so cute and looks perfect with all that pink! I recently purchased a teflon foot for my Pfaff and it was a dream to topstitch the laminate with it. I had tried topstitching with a piece of tissue paper between the laminate and a regular metal foot, but the tension went all wacky so the stitches looked terrible. If you're planning to do a lot of laminate sewing, I would highly recommend the teflon!
Now, I need advice on how to get rid of the wrinkles that result when turning the pouch right side out. I pressed the finished pouch through two layers of cotton pressing cloth (no steam), but the wrinkles didn't iron out. Any tips?
These pouches, the fleece sweater, some gloves and a notebook are heading to a young girl we sponsor in Ecuador. I made two pouches and decided to send both in case she has a friend without a sponsor that she'd like to share with. I really should have had them in the mail a few weeks ago!