... a lesson in "cutting nails"....
as the company that first started our build was a complete load of rubbish and has since seemingly vanished off the face of the earth,we have been left with nails suitable for a nail gun - but no nail gun!
now - we have sooooo many of these blinking nails that it would be crazy not to use them and a nail gun would have set us back £500 - just not going to happen.
so - being the weaker of the building crew that grimaces when it is wet and muddy, and shakes violently up the scaffold tower ....
( it clearly does not help when the boys shake said tower for a bit of a laugh - do they really need to see a grown woman pee her pants? )
i have been given the indoor job of cutting the nails -running the blade down both sides of the paper and seperating in to single nails - i do not grumble as i take about an hour longer than i should and fit in a bit of sewing :)
today i am officially off as we have an extra pair of hands on site, and they are also a bit sick of my terrible singing.....
i argue that if they turned the radio to Woman's Hour as i requested, i would not have the chance to sing......
anyhoo..... thanks for all the bunting love, it truly warmed my heart.
i am always a little reluctant to show my work as i do lack confidence with most items that i produce, and the items that i am pleased with will result in me dancing around the room with glee, but then panicking that someone will just see the picture on my blog and copy it :(
i know, i know - we all feel the same and we have discussed it before, and i know there are very few new ideas....
but heck - when i finally produce a lovely item i feel stupidly protective of it!
i am planning on making a bag to go with said bunting so that it can be tucked away safely from year to year.
part of the reason it is so time consuming is the "noel" in buttons - it looks so pretty but takes quite a while.
also as i currently do most of my selling via NOTHS, i have to take their commission into consideration - by the time you take that out plus postage it often feels there is no point at all!
i guess i will pop it on NOTHS at one price - say £35, and offer it on here for £30.
it has ten flags on three metres of ribbon and as said, will be in a cotton bag with a bird and button appliqued on it.
what do you all think?
be honest - i can take it
after all I'm now a sturdy builder :)
footnote..... please note that i did not ACTUALLY pee my pants, i may have gone completely mad due to the house build, but as yet it has not made me incontinent!