Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It's been too long, fabric glue.

Too long.

Since I've taken up sewing and knitting more seriously [read: decided to see if anyone besides my friends and I like my stuff], I've forsaken my collection of glue. Mod Podge (glossy and glitter, thanks), glue gun, Bond 527, spray adhesive, fabric glue (OK to Wash It, Stop-Fraying, Fabri-Tac), and who could forget Aleene's Tacky Glue in the gold bottle? I'm nerdy enough to think of suggestions for This to That.

So I sprung for one of my handful of plastic containers filled with supplies as soon as--okay I waited 'til the weekend--I saw this project idea:

Winter bulbs potted in used tin cans, by Pink of Perfection. Which reminds me to subscribe to that blog ASAP. Now bear in mind, it's probably too late to start this project now. I was lucky enough to catch it a couple months ago.

I nabbed 4 paperwhite bulbs for $5 at my local flower shop the next Saturday and dived into my collection of free swatches from Javis Davis. After opting for OK to Wash It and managing to get some on my jeans (note to self: make those damn aprons already), they worked out pretty well. I got some major sprouts in 3 out of 4, and a few small flowers. They didn't last too long, but maybe I got the bulbs too late in the game for them to be real healthy. Regardless, I enjoyed them while they cheered up my apartment this winter.

Sadly, they're dying and I missed out on taking a picture while they were kickin:

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

End of an era. But Spring is totally on the way!

Recap: The constant sticky fingers thing never used to bother me, nor did the rubbing and peeling off of the glue. But man, it really bugged me this time. Maybe I need to ease myself back into glue slower. Maybe some more standard decoupage is in order. I've made more than one decoupaged Altoid tin in my time. One for a boy, even. (He loved it, then I learned he lost it. Oh the nerve, to not guard that thing with his life...).

Anyway, thanks to Pink of Perfection for inspiring me to get back into the nitty gritty of crafting. It reminded me of projects with my even craftier mom and her bottles of Aleene's glue in various states of clogging with requisite glue squeegee made from a scrap of cardboard. Total glue faux pas to squeeze glue straight onto the project.

Glue nerd, over and out.

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