Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Pinwheels!

I just can't get enough of these!!!  I cannot get motivated to do anything other than play with pinwheels! That and search for the mia slide of Moi on her tricycle.  I *know* where I saw that last-but it moved to some secret safe place.  And I want it. The bike stamp (that I saved a TON of shipping charges on by NOT ordering from Unity!) has arrived and I have a piece of great paper and want to make a 12x12 shadowbox frame up and can't find the slide. SIGH.
Anyway-back to the pinwheels!  I have a friend who's been keeping close tabs on me through some difficult days. She often just calls to check on me-is quite concerned about my health-left me a cute little Easter basket and some DELICIOUS I wanted to do a little something for her to say thanks!  I used this paper to make her Christmas cards last year-yep, hot pink, teal, lime green---polka dots and flamingos! So I grabbed a sheet and made the pinwheels.  Nice thing is-I am not sure who the paper is by but the Close to My Heart Juniper ink & brad matched perfectly!  I used tissue to cover the Styrofoams inside the jelly jar I rescued from the trash! How handy that I had emptied at breakfast! ; ) !  I had a thank you card in my stash so it was all ready to deliver in almost no time.  I did try Laura's method of assembly--and it doesn't work. : (  The ends of the pinwheel pieces have got to be adhered together or it just spreads out into the space between the beads and there's no room for it move.  Not a big deal-it's not that hard to do
the pieces individually. I *highly* recommend using a pair of tweezers or pliers to squish the wire together however as I completely ruined the nail on my index finger. I can't keep my fingernails nice but this tore back a bit more than comfortable. Ouch.  I need to make a set of pinwheels for my office! Hmm...a nice blue and white maybe since that seems to be my relaxed, beachy color scheme and theme.  Let me go see what I can find...! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon

1 comment:

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh wow - love them - fab idea - and beautiful gift.
Look after yourself
Sarah x