Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Playing With Glue

Me, purses, frames, glue!? Rumours of competence here have been greatly exaggerated. And I read the label on that glue tube - it says not for children and if you look very closely at the very, very tiny small print I am sure they mention my name too. I had that stuff everywhere but where it was supposed to go. I needed to be back at the retreat with the ever so competent Katy guiding me through again because I am sure it went so much better the first time round.

But it is glued. No going back now. Of course I could make a different purse, but I shall sit and pick glue off the frame of this one tonight, and wait and see if my partner comments on the way it looks now.


I lined the purse with some fuschia Flowers and Butterflies from Soul Garden that I got from the incomparable Fluffy Sheep Quilting. I felt that the lining had to stand up to all those bright hexies on the outside. I will have to have a think about making a strap for it what with those little hoops telling me that this frame needs one. It will give me something to contemplate while I am picking away at that glue tonight.

Susan

36 comments:

  1. I got a few bits of glue on one of my frames and it scratches off with a finger nail as easy as pie. Great pouch btw x

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  2. The glue came off really easy for me after the retreat - more got picked off my fingers!!

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  3. It looks fab - great shape too x

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  4. Love the purse (and love how reading your posts usually come along with a chuckle or two.)

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  5. This looks fabulous, love it! I am still picking the glue off my frame too

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  6. Yeah - you done it ! Love it so you can send it right now and we won't tell Helen ! Shhh! Adore the lining - good call!

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  7. It looks great Susan - I bet your swap partner will be thrilled!

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  8. Great fat bottomed purse! Good luck with your glue picking, it certainly looks wonderful in the photos!

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  9. Happy Birthday tomorrow Sis. Don't come unglued!

    Big Bro

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  10. That has turned out brilliantly. I'm sure your partner will love it. It has me itching to dig out my purse frames and glue again!

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  11. It still looks lovely :) Your partner will love it!

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  12. Really like this. You're not alone with those sticky fingers. :)x

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  13. Oh Suz this is soooo pretty! I love it. Jxo

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  14. It's lovely Susan. What kind of glue do you use?

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  15. You got it.It`s absolutely wonderful!!

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  16. Enough with the glue! What's this about a BIRTHDAY!!!?? Have a wonderful day, just wish I'd known sooner!! Love the purse BTW!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the hexies!!

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  18. Lol, I still have to pick off glue everytime I use my Rainbow bag! This looks fab, I love the handstitching.

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  19. Yeah, it's a bit crappy that purse and your partner isn't going to like it. So you'd better start something new, and just to make you feel better about your efforts you can send that one to me ;-) (Did it work? Och, pants! Guess you're just going to have to send it to your VERY lucky partner.)

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  20. What's a bit of glue between swap friends? I notice from your pictures that you didn't permanently glue yourself to the purse, so it's all good !

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  21. you did very good it's a beautiful little purse

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  22. I think it looks awesome!!!

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  23. Love this!!! Beautiful work!

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  24. It is a stunner! I love your hand stitching.

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  25. Oh a strap definitely! Looks great to me and your partner is sure to love it.

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  26. It's beautiful! Love the colours and the hexies and the hand stitchin :-) I had to pick glue off mine too, took me nearly an hour! LOL Lucky partner :-)

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  27. I've been dying to try making one of these purses but the glueing part scares the **** out of me. I have seen some frames that can be sewn in...even that seems a bit daunting.

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  28. Happy picking! Try not to breathe in too deeply when doing it though, I've heard that sniffing glue is really bad for you... ;o)

    Anyway, glue aside, it all looks fab :o)

    PS, for the glue you only need one thin line on the fabric and one thin line in the frame and you get no ooze, squelching or anything once you've left it to cure for the recommended 5 mins...

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  29. It is a lovely bag and a handle would be a great addition. Good luck with the glue removal.

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  30. It's fabulous - your partner is going to be tickled pink!!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous - I would take it gluey bits an all x

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  32. Nice job! Glue bits are inevitable. I like the colors and the hand stitching. You are too talented!!

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