I live and craft in England (or perhaps “live to craft...”?). I love colour and I love pretty things.
I must have been a magpie or a butterfly in a previous life, such is my attraction to colourful and shiny stuff (aka, pretty, shiny things).
This blog is my attempt to make sense, and keep track, of what I make.
confessions of a fabric obsessive
pinboard tutorial – fail
Every single self-respecting craft blogger has tutorials on their blog, and I’ve been wondering for ages what to do for my first tutorial.
Give away a trade secret? Show off something related to crafting but not my speciality?
As you already know, I’m passionate about fabric and colour, so when I decided to cover a very boring pinboard with fabric, I thought “That’s it! It can be my first tutorial. I’ll need to take lots of photos, and then write it up when it’s all done and then bob’s your uncle! It’ll be great!”
Oh dear, oh dear.
Here are the photos with a little commentary by me.
Re-wet the whole lot, peel fabric off pinboard, start again with more glue (lots). Discover that the back of this particular pinboard is corrugated cardboard and bows when it’s wet. Put a weight on the board on top of a plastic bag, so the glue doesn’t stick the weight to the pinboard. Smooth out the wrinkles in the glue next day, and wait for it to dry.
Vow to never, ever use craft glue to stick fabric on a pinboard ever again.
Stick to spray-on adhesive, like I used to cover the drawer fronts of my filing cabinet.
Find another boring pinboard, and some more pretty fabric.
…and they all lived happily ever after!