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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Got me covered...

Okay, indulge me a while.

Scarecrow made a nice new apron for me to replace one that I have worn out over the last 15 years.

I don't know, nothing seems to be made to last these days.

Anyhoo, here t'is.

It has toys on it, looks cute, is backed and has big pockets with a flap over the larger one to keep the sawdust out of my sandwiches.

It goes down to me toes, by my request.

If you want to know more about how it was made, ask me and I will ask Scarecrow and maybe I could put up a pattern or something. cool

To give it a workout I spent a day sitting at my new scroll saw cutting out a few bits and pieces.

So indulge me and have a squizz at some of the gear from my PIW (project-in-waiting) box (sometimes called a scrap wood box).


I found this dude horsing around:

This fella just joined the army. Or was that the leggy?

Found in a small puddle. Only needeep, needeep.

Got Scarecrow to pose for this one after she stopped biting her toenails: cool

This is my round tuit. Everybody needs one of these so we do those jobs when we get a round tuit.

This gruff griff used to work for the public service. Sorry for using work and public service in the same sentence. biggrin

This bloke was fired for dragon his feet.

Just like the government policies on greenhouse gases. Have wings, primed and ready to fly. biggrin

My high school science teacher.

For when I go off the rails

For the love of my life. She's allergic to roses. wink

Okay, slow news day, off to check out this boobquake stuff whilst Scarecrow isn't looking.

Nothing to do with frugal, heaps to do with a man's stupidity.

Just my style

Love, peace and mung beans

Doc wink

Monday, 5 April 2010

I'm stuck on you...

May have you finally pegged.

Ever needed to stick a note somewhere safe along with another note?

Me neither, but if you did, this quick project would be just the thing for you.

Some pegs
Some glue - I usually have CA glue (supaglue) or a hot glue gun sitting around the toy/work shop
Magnets or magnetic strip - grab from craft supplies, probably
Metal to attach your display to when completed

To all the idiots who have caused every activity to become a potentially lethal, mitigation, help the lawyers get rich scenario: HOT glue is - wait for it - HOT!!!

This means ouchy, burny, no-touch-me stuff. Get it on your pinkies or your privates and it will do the hurty thing. Be careful.

Also, CA glue sticks things - who'd have thunk it - so watch where you dribble it.

HINT: The sticker should not hold the stickee in his or her hand whilsts dribbling aforementioned sticky stuff onto the subject matter.

To the rest of the more sensible world, take appropriate care if children are around especially around any glues.

Step 1
Get your gear together. A few pegs and your magnets or, here, some magnetic strip.

Step 2
Put a couple of drops of glue on one side of ya peg. You may have to allow supaglue to dry and reapply a coat. Then attach your magnet.

Hot glue just needs you to put a couple of blobs on and quickly attach your magnets or strip.

No, you don't strip. I mean attach your magnetic strip. cool

Step 3
When all is dry, you have a note holder. You know where to stick it.

Step 4
If you are bored or sell things at craft markets where people seem to get really excited about such things, you can cut out and attach all sorts of shapes. These are from my farm animal template collection.

Step 5
Wanna see Scarecrow naked?

Step 6
And for the really bored but sell to people who are really excitable about these things you can paint them.

This project could probably single handedly save the world from recession if we all made these little pegs to hang our notes on.