Saturday, 18 May 2013

Traumatised by a spool, but fixing an oven no problem

For those of you that don't follow me on twitter this title will make no sense, so I'll start with the oven repair job, basically the element blew on it as I was making tea last night, so I had to rush out in the monsoon to get a replacement and with the "assistance" of OH fit it.  Job - including half hour journey each way to shop took about 3 hours.

Now to the trauma, over on PaperArtsy this week the guest designer France Papillon made an altered spool. Not too difficult, you have to be kidding, after almost removing teeth with pliers on jump rings a number of times, and almost killing myself with a poky tool shoving the ribbons through, it was complete.  France said hers took about 45 mins, she used three coats of paint and other tricky things, I shortcutted and use distress ink to age the spool and still took 2 flaming hours.  However, I did get two (yes 2) shrink plastic charms in there tho.  I used paperartsy eclectic 4 and ID09EZ for the images and words.

And before anyone says a thing - Yes!!! I have nets up at my bedroom window.












10 comments:

Helen said...

I found it fiddly too. but I love it. I am still impressed at you fixing the oven too!

Lin said...

Jax it's lovely what could possibly have traumatized you lol!!!

Minxy said...

you make me chuckle.. but alls well that ends well, your still alive and your spools look fab x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous, have no idea what you're on about with the trauma, looks great

Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

Looks great to me too. Your jump rings must be a hell of a lot tougher than mine if you nearly knocked teeth out. I could almost do mine with my fingers. Never mind, it was worth it in the end 'cos they look brilliant!

I too am still in awe of your electical skills, lol! I even flinch switching a light on after OH has changed a bulb.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, it looks fantastic so maybe it was worth the trauma? Your charms really make it individual-looking and the distressing gives a lovely vintage look. I've been really impressed by these, as everyone has been making them and they look amazing; I just had no spools...but one day I might try - just hope it doesn't traumatise me! xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

It's terrific, I love all the embellishments. Hope it hasn't left you too traumatised. :)

france papillon said...

can't decide what i love must: your writing style or your spool! ;)))

i'm very glad you joined the fun!!

xx
france

Gillian .... said...

Trying not to laugh honest Jax ... that intro was hilarious but your key spool chain looks fabby missus. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge this week. x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous spool, dripping with charms and shrink plastic ! Well worth the trauma...