Tuesday, 3 October 2006

stand still and I'll stick ya!


Ive never had a glue gun before, but after borrowing a friends recently, I realised my life wasn't complete. so I got one, and I must warn you, I am just looking for things to stick.

The photo is of new pins on my noticeboard/inspiration board that I have by my computer. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. it doesn't have much else on it yet but I am sure it will be full before long. I couldn't find any drawing pins (thumb tacks?? pushpins??) in the house at first, when I did find some they were very boring, so I glued some buttons on to make them look nicer.

I wanted to use more of my little retro buttons, the picture ones that I have been collecting recently, but it was difficult to remove the backs, I will have to find a good way of removing them.

The method I used was to hack off the back plastic loop with my rotary cutter held in a stabbing position, down onto the corner of the table without a cutting mat. I would not recommend this, as it is bad both for the ends of ones thumbs and for the table. ouch. so, when I find a better way (maybe pliers? - they are in the attic, will have to send hubby up) and my thumb heals up - I exaggerate heehee, I will do some more.

When I first started reading blogs, there was someone who used to make the most fantastic little pins for noticeboards, little characters that were really detailed, I am not sure what they were made of, maybe polymer clay?? does anyone know who this could be??? because I have tried to refind her blog, and cant, and we have had a new computer since so she isnt saved in my favourites anywhere. can anyone help?

anyway, more for the noticeboard,


I got this postcard from my parents who are on a cruise (spending our inheritance as they say) and it is going up, it's pretty cool, though I don't know what the front says. I am hoping to get a translation from my spanish sis-in-law soon.


I should stay on this subject (I was going to waffle off on a tangent then) so I will show you these, I bought this small book of Yoshitomo Nara postcards today, There are some cool pics, I like these two so far although I have only flicked through quickly.




anyway, Im off now to stick some more things, bring on the broken toys!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hannah your going to ruin your rotary cutter !! cool board.

Jenn said...

too funny, we say the same exact thing about the parent's spending out inheritance!!
I can just picture you hacking away...it is amazine what can be done with a rotary cutter! (that shouldn't!)

Lindsey said...

At last I have figured it out. At the minute I can't see your pictures but if I click on them - they still load up - what great postcards. Glad to see someone else putting buttons to good use!

Well done on your parents - they have done all the hardwork so they should get to spend it! I can never understand children wanting their parents money etc - mind you my mum tells us to get our own as she has nothing he hee :)

Liz said...

Hi, I'm another Brit doing the charm square swap so thought I'd pay a visit! I love the quilt - such a good idea to have it up at the window, your stuffy is sooo cute - I love her hair and outfit. Are the pins you are thinking about made with Shrinky Dinks? Hilary on Wee Wonderfuls had some pins like the ones you are descrbing a while ago, and they were made with putting pins into the shrinky dinks before baking them (if tis doesn't make sense, email me and I can explain!).