Friday, May 14, 2010

Two things


I have two things to share with you today. The first is this funny pincushion I made from a felted ball and a teacup. I think the teacup was a give-away from Baileys Irish Cream liqueur, and I found it in an antique store. I love how the ball makes her look like she has a giant brain, and how it reminds me of the disembodied doll head with erector set legs in the movie Toy Story. That thing really freaked me out, and I think it is fascinating how something so creepy looking turned out to be so gentle and shy. Kind of like Edward Scissorhands. A good lesson that you can’t judge a book by its cover. 

Anyway, I digress…


The second thing I wanted to tell you about is my discovery that Goo Gone is fabulous for removing sticky fusible adhesive (like Steam-a-Seam or Heat-n-Bond or Wonder Under) from your scissors. I’ve been working on a bunch of projects that use fusible adhesive, and it had really built up on my scissors. A little Goo Gone on a paper towel took it off very quickly.

If you don’t know about Goo Gone, you should. It’s the only thing I’ve found that takes off sticky price tags, and other yucky stuff. Here’s how the company that makes it describes it:
“Goo Gone® is a quick and fast working solution to remove adhesive, chewing gum, grease, tar, stickers, tree sap, labels, tape residue, oil, blood, lipstick, mascara, shoe polish, crayon, wax and even bumper stickers! It leaves no residue behind and contains no harsh odors. Safe to use on carpets, upholstery, clothing, wood, vinyl, plastic, glass, stone, laminate, ceramic, painted surfaces and even cement.”
If you are wondering what the green tape is doing on my scissors, it is there to remind me that these are my scissors for cutting paper, not fabric. My kids know what it means, too!

5 comments:

  1. I love goo gone. Always have it in my studio, unless Mr C borrows it!!

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  2. Darn! My Bailys just comes in a big brown bottle.....but thats OK it makes darn good cream for my coffee! The little smile an wink on the cup is to cute

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  3. That is such a neat and creative piece, love it.
    My scissors all get wrecked. Even though I put scissors in drawers that the family can use, they always grab my good ones. I need a good sharpener.

    Debbie

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  4. I've used GooGone for years and years for all kinds of icky-sticky residue. It works wonderfully for basting spray clean up when I have overspray, too. I think it's the clean up product that gets the most use in my sewing room!

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  5. That tea cup is so cute! Now I have another thing to add to my list for treasure hunting at Thrift Stores!
    And thanks for the goo tip.

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