Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Butcherbird

butcherbird
ISO Auto - 640 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

Comments

  1. Fabulous picture! I can never take pics of birds. He looks rather thoughtful!

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    1. I'm sure I could have gotten a better shot if I'd had time to check my settings, but he was there and gone in no time at all.

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  2. Great picture! I wonder what he was thinking.
    The background is really interesting, too. I wonder what settings you used to achieve this slightly blurred look, emphasising the bird.

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  3. Thanks Rossi. It's the f-stop that gives you the blurry background (or bokeh - pronounced bok-ee) I wrote this post to try to explain it for us non-photographers http://purfylle.blogspot.com/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html
    scrolls down to the bits on f-stop and aperture value

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  4. What a fabulous photo. I'm so glad spring is coming back. Thanks for the photo that reminds me of spring.
    MommyCrusader.com

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  5. Fabulous capture! I love that you can also see that it's carrying something in its mouth - perhaps getting ready for nest building? Is it a Hooded Crow?

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    1. I think he came looking for some snacks of the 8 legged variety in our patio. He is a butcher bird.

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  6. Brilliant capture, I can never get a good bird photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It helps when they hang out in your patio long enough to take a shot :o)

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  7. Great photo. Loving the detail. Stopping by from #mysundayphoto

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  8. fab photo, I love birds, we have so many here!

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  9. Amazing capture! Its so hard for me to get a photo of birds as they never stay still. =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. They are certainly challenging! A faster shutter speed and a bit of luck helps.

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  10. The details on this capture is amazing! You can still see something that's on his beak - dinner, perhaps?!
    Beautiful
    #SundayPhoto

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    1. Yes, I think there is a bit of a snack there, but he does have a hooked beak which is mostly what can be seen.

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  11. i know butcher birds are ruthless killers but i do love them anyway. this grey backed is so cute. we have them come flying in for a feed of mince which they love. great snap!

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  12. Great pic!! Are those tiny feet sticking outta his mouth?? Or is that his tongue??

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