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01 February 2014

Christmas in February?

Naaaah, but a big bundle of parcels.
This is my work packed up ready for delivery for two Exhibitions.
I think I must be incredibly slow, but it takes me forever to label and pack things.
Not helped by brain failure... heard the phrase, measure twice cut once, go buy more fabric!!!  For me its more, measure twice, cut once, speak fluent Anglo Saxon!
I needed 7 envelopes, I've made 11.... had my ruler the wrong way round and read off the wrong measurement, errr twice!  Ended up with two envelopes too small, so thought, what the heck might as well make them up anyway, then there was the leftovers....
And, drum roll trrrrrrr I stitched my envelopes together.
Now this is not me being nit picky or smarty pants, its pure practical.  I was going to go with my usual parcel tape holding together, but this is very stiff bubblewrap stuff. and I thought it just might not hold it together.  Then thought I'll seal it with a hot iron.  But this is lined bubblewrap, so wouldn't melt together.  So easiest idea is to stitch it.  I have machined through bubblewrap before, and this one was a lot easier, likely because of the lining.   Its just a lot stiffer and you trying to lay it on a table to cut it without sweeping everything everywhere.

If you can spot the blue on the envelopes its because this is wrap courtesy of Pickfords!!!  I had my late mother's furniture delivered to me, via the company, and they wrapped everything in this bubblewrap, which is bubbles but smooth plastic on one side (left of the pic above) but its lined with like a garden fleece (right in the pic).  Anyway furniture was delivered "would madam like us to unwrap it" - errrr no madam would not, because madam has spied the wrapping and wants it for herself thank you.  Well its trendy its recycling, or upcycling or repurposing or whatever the phrase is.  And of course when I'm mega famous, and you all want to buy my work for thousands, around the world - I'll have Pickfords deliver it to you!!!   Suggest you get a bargain now.... before the rush....

2 comments:

chocolatefrog said...

What wonderful way to pack work for exhibiting! It's such a pain at set up and (especially) break down when people have just wrapped bubbles around and sellotaped it. I use big jiffy bags when I can but that Pickford's stuff is perfect.

Su said...

I so glad I'm not the only one who exhibits the ability to mess things up more than once. Glad you got there in the and I'd have had the packaging from the men too!