Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tools, Material, Technique...
Mr. C knows what a fabulous studio and cutting table I have...after all he built it for me. He also knows where most of my tools are stored as he needs to borrow them from time to time for his workshop projects. (You do know I hide my good scissors!) Yesterday he said to me, "I need you to cut me some gaskets." Okay then. He hands me a roll of gasket "material". Now this is not fabric material like you sew with. It is a papery kind of material. I got out my tools and listened for my instructions. The very first thing he said was, "I haven't seen these scissors before!" Oops...busted. I thought real fast and said, "Honey, you always say you have to have the proper tools to do the job with." "These scissors are the proper tool to cut gaskets with." Then he reads the name on the scissors..."T!m Holtz" and knows I am hopeless about buying scissors.
I traced around the parts and cut them out. My new scissors cut like butta! Mr. C is liking my skills at cutting gaskets.
Many trips back and forth to the "Toybox" workshop and we have gotten the holes just right. Using his Dremel we enlarged and sanded the holes as my hole punches weren't exactly the correct size. You can see I also used my Fiskars Micro-tip scissors as they are easy to get into a tight spot and I am familiar with them. Now Mr. C can continue with his project. I haven't revealed it yet. It is a massive project and will take time. I will show progress soon. Thankfully I have a cutting table and tools that are versatile and able to keep everyone happy and busy with projects.
Somehow my days are very busy and I haven't gotten much done home-wise. Sewing and glittering and gluing have taken a back seat. I have many projects awaiting my attention. Soon...I promise myself.
Falling into Autumn is in full colorful leaves falling mode here. Cooler weather and we had some rain. I hope each of you are able to enjoy your surroundings and revel in the magic of Nature.
Happy Creative Hearts...