Just to prove that I'm trying to get back to the grind!
With the children now fully ensconced at school, and the woodcutter's arm on the mend, I took an hour or two to myself...just me and the sewing machine.
I've never used soluble film before - and I'm not going to say that it was a doddle. I gave it my best shot. I've learned a lesson or two in the process - the main one being 'read all the details before you go headlong into snapping up a bargain!'
I know, I know...I can hear your wise words from here....because it never is a bargain, is it?! There's always some drawback or other, isn't there? I'd searched high and low over quite a few hours, in search of said soluble stuff, at a price that was right. Bingo!! Ten metres and only a teeny bit more than the price of five!! I bestowed many congratulations upon myself...well done for persevering, I thought. Big pat on the back!
And I waited.
Within three days, a rather small parcel arrived. I thought nothing of it..too small to be the film. Only I was wrong. It was the film. And the parcel was small because...it was a bit 'wrong'. I double-checked the invoice. Yep, 10 metres. So why so small...? Oh, I see...so small because it's only 15cms wide!!!! I ask you!! That'll teach me, won't it?! What were we always told at school, just before our exams commenced? Hmmm - I remember now...always read the question through first!!
Such a fool.
Anyhoo. I'm managing the film with a few pins and some strategically placed tape, and an absolute TON of tissue paper strapped to the sewing machine, the table (which has a pvc surface, so of course the film sticks to it. Like glue), and anything within arm's reach. The pic above shows a small section of the result. I'm adding plenty of sparkly beads and a clasp, and I'll see how it looks.
On a lighter note, I've received a little handful of blog awards over the last few days. How great is that?! I feel well and truly honoured! I'll have more information for you tomorrow, then I can regale you properly with all the juicy details!