I'M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES,
PRETTY BUBBLES IN THE AIR!
You'll find out why later!
I was getting bunting withdrawal symptoms - haven't made any for ages! I can't show you the finished item yet as I know that the recipient reads this blog :-)
I had a fabric lapse.....oh dearie me. But those spots are perfect for bag linings and I needed more owls and then that silvery grey fabric 'spoke' to me....oh yes it did :-) The spots are 100% cotton but with a linen finish - it's gorgeous fabric and £4.95 a metre in Fabricland. I cut a square metre very carefully to maximise what I can get out of it!!
I just had to dive straight into the grey fabric - here's a tote just on the point of final assembly. I might have to keep this one....grin!
My old maths teacher, Miss Phillips, would be so proud if she saw that I had to use geometry to work out the ratio of the circumference to the edge of the rectangle. And all to make some desk bins for the Crop, lol! Inserting a circular bottom into a cylinder is one of the trickier sewing things I do....
A couple more mini totes (these were done last week, gotta be honest!)
Right then, the reason for today's lyric.
I didn't realise, until I became a brass player 8 years ago, that occasionally a brass instrument has to have a clean out. After all, you're breathing into it all the time and 'water' - ok, SPIT! - collects. So, you need to clean it out. Now this is easy peasy with cornets up to baritones, they're manageable. But a bass??
Reclining in the tub - do ya think I put in too much washing up liquid??
Draining outside - it's at this point that you're trying to remember what went where!!
But then the fun started, I thought I'd use my steam cleaner to really get in all the nooks and crannies.....
We had such fun pointing the jet down one tube and guessing where the steam was going to emerge!! It wasn't always obvious. So this is how we turn a bass into a reciprocating steam engine...grin.
And just in case you're worried, all the bits went back in ok, I played it at practice....and no bubbles came out of the bell. Yay :-)
Sometimes I wish I played the triangle though!!