Sunday, August 3, 2008
This is ... my trade secret
1. Use the right needle for the right job. I'm really serious about this. And change your needle regularly. It's the first thing I do when my machine or fabric starts acting up, and each time I kick myself that I didn't change it earlier.
2. Get to know your sewing machine feet. They look scary and totally impractical, but they really want to be your friends!
3. Listen to the advice of friends, no matter how much you like to think you know it all. You don't have to take the advice, but just listening can be more helpful and more inspiring than you could imagine.
4. This isn't a craft trade secret, this is a blogging trade secret. For goodness' sake, if you blog about your work and your workmates in a negative way, and people know or can guess where you work, you're taking big risk. Never heard of Dooce? The term "dooced"? Go and familiarise yourself.
Thanks to Three Buttons, and thanks to Amelia as well!