However in recent months I have been getting rather peeved, this weekend my sister gave me a book. It was beautifully done, smelling of that lovely uncut pages, filled with glorious images of vintage close ups of wooden cotton reels and fabric you dream about finding and to cap it all it had a ribbon to use as a book mark… I was in seventh heaven until I made the cardinal error of reading it!
Now I am not an expert but I do have a pretty good knowledge of a number of crafts – knitting, sewing crochet, quilting, papercrafts – but this woman could not be bothered with such things. The comment about covering a jar of shop bought jam with a remnant of fabric and claiming you have made it... priceless. I could not believe it, this is a craft book, supposedly sharing with me the secrets of amazing gifts from vintage sources. However my current favourite was the idea of displaying plates by means of gluing ribbon onto the back of your most cherished bone china and then pinning the ribbon to the wall… the pics looked gorgeous, but then I got to thinking how long would the glue be able to cope with the stresses of gravity?
Were we back in the days of the Araldite man being lifted into the air by a chopper when he was stuck onto a billboard? He did not fall off, I think due in no small part to the copious amounts of glue that was used! In the States they stuck cars to billboards, I wonder how long they would last on the US highways today?