I got me a new toy!
For some time now I have been considering investing in one of these gadgets….
They come in all shapes and sizes to suit all budgets. After a bit of research I plumped for this one. I bought it to make pocket mirrors as I thought that they would be a good tie in product for my make-up bags and handbags. I was also looking for an item to make that used up small scraps of fabric (I never throw anything away) that I couldn’t use for anything else and that were quick and easy to make. With this machine as well as making mirrors you can use it to make make button badges and fridge magnets. It also has the capacity to change dies so you can make different sizes if you want to. I bought the 58mm kit to see how I got on and I LOVE IT!! In fact I love it so much I have developed and RSI in my right shoulder from going crazy with the mirror making.
First I started with the Liberty and Echino fabrics………….
And then progressed to Harris Tweed……..
The tweed is harder to cut and moves around so you have to be careful when cutting otherwise the piece you cut is misshapen and useless. There is also a knack to mirror making and as soon as you stop concentrating you make a mess of it! I have spoiled several units but I think I have got it figured out now. There is something so satisfying about the finished product – they have gone down a storm amongst my friends – now I need to sell a few. They are available to buy here and here!
I am very interested to see what kind of response I get to the mirrors at the 2 events this weekend – they are very different events with a different type of visitor at each – fingers crossed they are well received!