God forbid this is the first time you are reading my blog! If it is, I don't always stoop to these levels, but on the other hand if you are looking for someone who takes life very seriously than we might be at cross purposes here.
So on to the stiff stuff. I am glad to say that Stiffy worked a trick and the snowflakes are well and truly 'set'. I am amazed at how different they look once they have been soaked in the solution, stretched out and left to dry. I am so pleased with the results.
|This photo is not upside down.|
I am holding it upright just by the hanging loop to show you how well Stiffy worked.
Now the serious question. If you were going to try and sell these at a craft fair what do you think would be a fair price for them that people would be willing to pay? All suggestions welcome.
I am pleased to say that the French Onion Soup last night was a huge success. I loved it. He loved it. Emily tried it and wanted to know why it hadn't been offered on their dinner menu. I take it that means she loved it too. Best let Helen try it later on. I presumed (wrongly) that they would turn their noses up at something which had onions as its main ingredient. I should know better by now as I do have two very adventurous eaters.
I would say that the above gives my secret partner a rough idea of the tablerunner, but you would then have to visualise a white background, and hide the horror of that grotty old carpet.
Seeing as how I have been using my Go! to cut these blocks, let's talk Go! talk again. I am beginning to think that there is something wrong with my cutter. I have done eight cuts to achieve the above blocks - keeping in mind I have leftover white outside bits, and the curved inner bits in the blues so actually have twice as many pieces as shown here. I cut through four layers of fabric each time. With only eight cuts my new cutting mat looks like this.
|It is already losing its flatness slightly and the cuts are quite deep.|
|I have started to become more aware of other parts of the Go! showing wear.|
This is the back of my Drunkard's Path which is the die I have used the most.
Anyone else who has a Go! - is this type of wear normal?
|This isn't the best of photos, but if you look you can see green.|
This is very fine and powder like, and what gets scraped off the back of the die
when it passes through the Go!