Saturday, July 29, 2006
Well, I was able to finish the cherry blossoms on my CQ kimono and I love them! The sequins were a little transparent, so I ended up sewing two on top of each other so they would show up better. I wanted the stem to stand out, so I backstitched it with 4 strands of silk floss, then whipped it with some Rainbow Gallery nylon fiber, then whipped it again with some Caron variegated brown. I hope it doesn't end up looking too "busy" once I finish embellishing all the other seams. I've had the flower sequins for years and never used them before. Sometimes I get weird about using up one of my trims or embellishments, especially if it is antique. I want to always have it, so when I use it all up, it seems sad. Does anyone else feel this way, I wonder. Oh, well I will get to see the flower sequins when I'm all finished with the project. I was thinking you could make your own custom sequins by using some of the punches that are available in the craft stores and punching shapes out of old large sequins. I guess you'd have to poke the hole through the center, though.