Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Surpirse ATC.

When negotiating a trade recently, the recipient said that I could send her a surprise ATC from cards I had not yet posted.  I just about jumped for joy as I love surprises.  The very day I was going to choose one of my new cards to send her, I received my order from Sublime Stitching.   With two Sparkle Packs inside I could not resist the urge throw down my pile of recent ATCs and start fresh.
I ended up sending her this one as the surprise-

Ok, so you can't really see the shininess of the metallic thread, but trust me, it's there.

Also known as the Devil's thread, a pain in the neck, and a bit tricky, Metallic floss can have gorgeous results.  When I first started embroidering, I bought a bunch of it.  I used it a few times but couldn't quite get the hang of it.  Rather than go completely insane I gave up on the shiny stuff.  I know I can't be the only one who felt this way.  When I finally got brave enough to try it again I had a new weapon in my crafting arsenal.

I love this stuff!  It's inexpensive, easy to use and it really works.  The best part about it?  It's made for all types of threads.  Truly an essential for any crafter, pick up a box today.  It'll make those Metallic flosses a heck of a lot easier to handle.
Thanks for looking!  Have you crafted yet today?


AlwaysInspired said...

I use thread heaven too and wouldn't stitch without it now!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Love the stuff! It actually works- some sites say to have one for lights and one for darks, I just use one but I have never noticed a problem. Have you?

Sam said...

I can't find this anywhere in my local shops but fortunately a friend is sending me some from the states. I wish I'd had some around for my last project (the SS peacock one that you kindly commented on in my flickr)!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Hi Sam, thanks for commenting! (I love your blog, btw, it's turned me on to some cool stuff that I might not have found otherwise!) The threadheaven will be worth the wait! There's a lot of great tips for using it on their site (and on there you can request for a local shop to carry it, they must send them info or something...it's worth a try!)