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.

Australian Darter

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm


Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm | aperture priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 1000 | f 6.3 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | shutter priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 1000 | f 5 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.

Comments

  1. These are such an amazing set of photos. What beautiful wings they have.

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    1. It's wonderful to watch them dry their feathers out.

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  2. Beautiful photos, my favourite is the lovely close up photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It was hard to get a clean shot. Such a bright day and such a dark subject.

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  3. these are wonderful stella. i love these birds; the way they stretch their wings to dry them..

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    1. They are often down by the river where a lot of people walk their dogs. I feel sorry for the darters when they get disturbed drying off. Must be so stressful. I'm sure over time they get used to all the humans and dogs though.

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  4. Wow what a beautiful bird and amazing close up pictures, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. This is the first time I've really been able to capture one at all.

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  5. Beautiful shots here Stella, such a gorgeous bird! And yes that was a shawl around her shoulders in my drawing, and it was a balcony wall as she is supposed to be looking out across a kingdom/fantasy landscape. - Tasha

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    1. You did such a fabulous job with her! (She's getting featured tomorrow at 2usesTuesday)

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  6. I love the close up. He looks very soft.

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    1. I'm not sure I would want to cuddle him though ;o)

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  7. Stella, was he doing a mating dance?
    You are teaching so much about Australia's wildlife! I love it! Thanks!

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    1. They get soaking wet when they go fishing and then they have to dry off.

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  8. Fantastic photos, and a beautiful creature :)

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    1. I am amazed by him everytime I see him drying his wings out, but they are rather shy and it's hard to get close enough for photo's.

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