I just wanted to share what I recieved in the mail this weekend. I took my state refund and used it for some neat stuff I have been wanting for a long while. These Sizzix dies designed by Westminster Fibers Lifestyle Fabrics especially for quilters. You can check out their selection here.
If you arent familiar with Sizzix they are a company that sells die cutting machines and dies for cutting paper and fabric. I have a little Sidekick that uses sizzlits and a Bigshot which takes larger dies up to six inches wide. I have lusted after the Accuquilt Go! but don't have the money and can't see buying another die cut system. (Though I wouldn't mind winning one!) I also like the way Sizzix lays out multiple shapes of the same size on their dies. I bought the 1" and 1.25" hexagons, the petals die, and the leaves die.
I obviously will be making some hexies. The really cut through the multiple laayers of fabric and wax paper easily. The petals and leaves I cut through wool felt to make flowers. I am most excited about these dies because flower making is a great hand project I like to do when traveling.
I have a few other dies I got from the outlet at $1.24-3.00 each, including the words live, enjoy, a bird and some squares.
I still would like some of the Go dies. I can use the 6" wide and smaller ones in the Bigshot.
I now want to go through my wool and felt and cut lots of shapes for flower making.
|A little sewing tools rool up I made for my sewing bag. |
It holds littl scissors, pencil, seam ripper, thread, thimble, and needles.