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.

Kookaburra Sitting In A Tree

laughing kookaburra sitting in a casuarina tree
This laughing kookaburra was just quietly sitting in this casuarina tree and I almost missed spotting him altogether.

We were on a very busy lake-side walking path and his camouflage was doing an excellent job of making him easily overlooked.

laughing kookaburra sitting in a casuarina tree

Casuarina trees are unusual in that their branch growth formation is very similar to any other Australian tree however their leaves are long and thin like a pine tree giving rise to the nick-name 'Australian pine-tree', they are however a she-oak.

laughing kookaburra blending into his surroundings despite his bright metallic blue wings

In front of our laughing kookaburra sitting in his casuarina tree is a gum-tree sapling. In the last 2 shots the casuarina leaves are blurred and the gum-tree leaves are more prominent so we can almost believe this kookaburra is sitting in an old gum tree.

laughing kookaburra blending into his surroundings despite his bright metallic blue wings

Comments

  1. I love learning about Australian flora and fauna from your gorgeous photos!!

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  2. Hi Stella, what an unreal looking bird the Kookaburra is! And it doesn't look a bit fazed by you taking photos. If only the Greeks weren't so into their 'hunting' we may get to see more birds, alas, here on the Zakynthos they seem to eat anything with feathers!

    Lovely photos.

    xx

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    1. That's a bit short sighted. What happens when they're all gone?

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  3. Beautiful detail and he looks rather special with his fun hair do and serious expression

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    1. He is pretty special, you should hear him laugh.

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  4. I'd love to hear a kookaburra laugh right now, it's such a great sound, and so quintessentially Aussie! Lovely photos #mysundayphoto

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    1. He's been popping back to our place all week. It's wonderful to have him visit so often.

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  5. I always wondered what a Kookaburra looked like! and love that 'he' was almost sitting in an old gum tree :)

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    1. It would have been great had 'he' been in the tree, right?

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  6. What a great spot, what a beautiful bird

    Thank you for linking up

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  7. Such an interesting bird, lovely shot! Now I will be singing that kookaburra song all day! :D #sundayphot

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  8. Great shots! How perfect to find it so near a gum tree, too! I haven't heard that song since my childhood, but I still remember it :)

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  9. I love your bird shots. I need to go out and play with my camera.

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  10. AS soon as I read the title, I couldn't help but sing the song! They're such a pretty bird, great photos.

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  11. i love kookaburras. we have several that come by for a feed most days. so gorgeous.

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