Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tiny Clanger...

says Merry Christmas.



It's taken till tonight to get the house tidy enough to decorate (and I'm not talking about conventional definitions of 'tidy' here) but Tiny Clanger's lashed to the top of the Christmas tree shouting and all's right with the world.


While sorting out the washing, I found a white T-shirt I bought a few weeks ago, very reduced because very shop-soiled - not that it matters when you do this to it



and it comes out like this.

Also: card-hanging à la cheapo - but I like it;

Take one reel of Sellotape, wrap an end into a bit of a bundle, and push a drawing-pin through the bundle; shove the drawing-pin through the top of a door and hang the tape reel over so the sticky side of the Sellotape is on the outside; stick cards down the length; at the bottom fold the Sellotape back on itself and stick it to the door. This possibly only works with cheap non-Sellotape tape and doors painted with satin varnish or eggshell. And sometimes you need a bit of Blu-Tak if the cards are determined to hang completely open...

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Hooray for Tiny Clanger and Christmas cheer. I love the transformation that you've worked on that T-shirt, there's magic in your fingers! And am most impressed by card display. We use a length of yarn (a Stylecraft super chunky in cream with flecks of green and brown, to be exact) wrapped 3 times around the staircase, then fix cards on with some tiny golden-coloured safety pins that I got in a goody bag at a Knitting and Crochet guild AGM a few years ago. We've been doing this for 4 years now, and it makes a great display, especially as the staircase is right next to the dining table!

But we have nothing on a par with Tiny clanger!

Gill said...

Glad to see Tiny is back in her rightful postion! Have a lovely Christmas!

Wibbo said...

I'd forgotten about Tiny Clanger - I hope you're making all the appropriate noises....

Anonymous said...

simply dropping by to say hello