Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats




Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Magnets


Hello my friends,

Thank you for your nice comments! They make me very VERY happy.

Vickie asked how I get the magnets to stay in place.

There are a couple of ways that I will share.

First of all, I like to use the "ring" ones. You can take some perle cotton size 12 and button hole thingy around the edge of it to cover it and make it look more pretty. And then you can use some clear thread (sewing thread kind) and stitch it on. I was going to do that and after I covered it, I decided I didn't want it to show afterall, so I hid it inside the lining.

If you're going to hide it inside the lining, its a good idea to stitch it to a small piece of linen to give it some extra strength.

After I did that, I took my clear sewing thread and stitched around the outside of my design (I think one side was where the seahorse was) so I just stitched around the seahorse to enclose the area.

I actually used 2 different sizes of magnets. One was bigger than the other. These magnets are SO STRONG that they can be difficult to pull apart.
I used #R841  (.52 each)  and #R842  (.83 each)....plan ahead, there is a $5 shipping charge.  I used to mind high shipping charges for small purchases, but now I think to myself, "It would sure cost a lot more than that if I had to drive there and get it myself!"

Here's the site I use to get my magnets
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=16

I hope you all have a wonderful day

4 comments:

Vickie said...

Thank you Narita. Neat!

Deborah Dick said...

Narita, I haven't been out here in a long time - and love the new look. I am anxious to explore and to read more about those magnets!

Love and hugs

Deb

Annette-California said...

Wonderful tip! Thank you. love Annette

Chris said...

Wow, thank you for sharing this info!