local recycling

The biggest problem I had with making newsboys and caps was getting the peak right.

newsboys grrr

I tried many many different things, from thick batting to thin wadding to ice cream container lids to xray sheets, but nothing was quite right.  However, it seems like the long hours that Rob has spent relaxing at his local haven’t gone entirely to waste — he noticed the guys replacing a keg the other day, and had a lightbulb moment – the disposable beer keg !!! It looks like a gigantic Christmas tree bauble!

beer

Once you’ve sliced into it (I give it a good stab with the bread knife), it’s the perfect material – easy to cut, easy to stitch through (with an industrial machine, not a domestic), fully washable, shrink-proof, and flexible. And best of all, it’s free.

beer peak

Cheers :-)

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11 thoughts on “local recycling

  1. tgonzales

    Rob is such a good guy to always be thinking of you and your crafts. Just another reason to keep him around. LOL Thanks so much for sharing. Love and Hugs, Tamara

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