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Sunday, January 22, 2006

To Be(ad) or not to Be(ad) - That was the question!


I got these fabulous letters that look like they came from a small scrabble board, thinking they would be great beads. I sat down tonight, to start putting them on Wabi Sabi, and after much searching around, and changing the light, I discovered there weren't any holes! That's what I get for buying stuff in the scrapbooking section, I guess. I just got so excited to find the tiles in the right color and size! No holes? That didn't stop ME! I just pulled out the old drill and fixed them, that's what I did!


And here's what I did with some of that pile of fiber I posted the other day. Just a small bit of it, though. I usually make a Sulky Solvable sandwich, but this time, I wanted the end product to be really soft and maybe even frazzled looking. So I used Bo Nash and I quite like the results. Bo Nash is a powdered fusible product. It is sometimes advertised on television to mend plastics and denims. Makes a nice adhesive, I gotta admit.

The sparkle in the "hair" is Angelina fibers, one of my favorites. A tiny bit goes a long way, too! I think if the picture is clicked, a much larger and closer view of the fiber is available.

Monday finds me driving cross town with Mother to the ear specialist, and then I the wee boy will be with us through lunch. Watch out in the afternoon, though. I'll be driving the sewing machine!

6 comments:

Tonya R said...

I'd have suggested gluing the letter tiles down, but you came up with an even better solution.
I have some Angelina around, but haven't tried it yet. Love how it looks with your fun fibers.

cher said...

what a great glimpse of what you are working on...can't wait to see more...

Kay said...

Your Angelina looks great. When I have used it, it was much more fused together into a solid mass. This is a great project to look at--very inspiring

Darcie said...

Woohoo to you for using those power tools. Isn't it fun!

The Angelina looks awesome. I can't wait to see the whole thing some day soon.

Dawn said...

OK, I keep seeing mentions of Wabi Sabi - are we suppose to know what that is (did I miss something) or is the the "secret" for when your done!???

I'm so curious!

Samantha said...

i'm with Dawn, i think i missed that "what is a wabi sabi?" post, if there ever was one... Looks gorgeous, whatever it is!