Fridays should be easy. Here’s a list of items that have made my life easier this past week. Maybe they can make your life easier, too.
Ball Point Needles: I don’t sew jersey often, but with all of the hemming and taking in of stretchy clothes that I’ve been doing lately, I’ve been using these ball point needles often. I love them. I haven’t had to pick out stitches nearly as often as I usually do when I sew clothes. Also, I haven’t had a pucker in my fabric in some time. So I’m definitely recommending these if you’re sewing jersey.
Daylight Floor Lamp: These things can be hideously expensive. I found one at Big Lots some time ago cheap. I use it constantly to check fabric selections against each other. I also use it any time I’m hand
sewing painting macrame-ing scrapbooking beading anything-ing; the eyes have it easier when there’s enough light to, you know, see. My poor abused eyes need all the help they can get. It also makes a fabulous, if somewhat expensive, booklight.
Vitamin E Stick: Fall is practically here; my skin can prove it. The cheap-o vitamin E stick I get for about a buck at Wal-Mart helps all of the chapped and dried skin that appears about this time of year. Cuticles, lips, knuckles, knees, ankles, ears, whatever. A vitamin E stick can keep all these parts and more from becoming more of a problem than they have to be. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my difficult skin: if I don’t take care of skin problems when they appear, they’ll only get worse when I ignore them. These sticks are a great way to keep any dry skin from becoming a huge problem (which can be exacerbated by handling fabric, yarn, and thread).