Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Never turn your back on the BEAST

I get asked all the time about doing custom embroidery/applique work. I hate to say no, but sometimes I have to, especially when it comes to using the customer's personal items. Sometimes the fabric gets trapped under the embroidery hoop, and I have to cut the fabric out of the hoop...


Sometimes, I'm brave and walk away while the beast is working...

I have NO IDEA what got into her! She just let out a snarl, snarl, clank, THUD, and the next thing I know, I have snagged fabric and a broken needle! It's heartbreaking to say the least, the very least.

And that's also why it's a little more pricey. I HAVE to stand by and babysit the beast. It's not just the shirt you're paying for, it's also my time. Some designs can take as little as 15-20 minutes, but the majority of my designs and appliques take anywhere from 45 minutes up to an hour and a half! She does some CUTE work, but it's very time intensive.

Now you've seen what happens when I turn my back on the beast!