I have to say first of all I DID IT! Okay this may be old hack to some of you.. but as a newbie, I can not be more thrilled right now! I made perfect circles.. and this just makes me SO excited. I ordered these thru Karen Kay Buckley, and they WORK! Just as they are supposed to.. If I can do this, anyone can.
First word of warning. I thought I would be super duper smart and label my circles with a permanent marker according to their size. Yeah! Not as smart as I thought. Live and learn.. this is what I got. You see that black blob in my perfect pink circle? Well that is NOT supposed to be there.. That would be the "permanent" marker that transferred to the fabric when I starched and ironed my Perfect Circle..
I took all of my circles, and used Lens Cleaning pads for my glasses, and it all came right off. Wheeeeeeeeeew!! Nervous moments..
So, I was right back to making more of my Perfect Circles.
Now the directions are Wonderful.. afterall, even I was able to follow them. But I did make a little change to them. I'm not too keen on putting my fingers anywhere NEAR a hot iron. I followed the directions up to gathering the basting stitches..and spraying with starch. I'm not going to hold that while I iron it. I decided to place my needle (or a pin) in the spot where I finished.. and with my thread that I have left wind it over and under the needle (in a figure eight) to hold the thread tight while I iron. Once it is done, and cooled.. I then take out the Perfect circle.. and tadaaaa.. I still have a perfect circle!
Now, I started with the biggest size.. 2" and I have worked my way down to a few smaller sizes.. These are SUPER COOL! I've made some yellow ones :) and some Orange ones (giggles!) I think maybe I should have gotten the larger set of circles as well because last night I had some ideas for making textured petals with the perfect circles, but oooh not with the tiny ones that I have. I'll think on it.
If you havn't tried these.. ooh it is worth the small amount of money you put into them I think.. goodness knows I would not want to cut out 1/2 inch circles and make them as perfect as these come.. already done and ever so perfect.
I want to use these to make Erin Russeks Block of the Month, and I figured.. I better practice first :)
Now.. for the Perfect Stems.. wish me luck!