A couple posts ago, I showed the IT Stage diorama I had started. Since "No More Procrastination" is my New Year's Resolution #2, I decided to work more on my diorama stuff.
I found a reasonable solution to the problem with the plastic brick in my diorama. The center panel was puckering quite a bit and wouldn't stay down. I found a two-sided tape made by Elmer's Glue. It states that it holds permanently. I used some on the diorama - looks better, right? (St. Tropez had to model the Luscious Silhouette ensemble for the photo.)
As I was putting the bread tie back on, I thought "Eureka!" I had a little stash of these bread ties in a drawer that I had been saving. (Yes, I realize I am just a pile-of-rotting-trash-in-the-corner's throw away from being featured on Horders.) I went to the drawer and looked for a black one. I had red ones, blue ones, green ones, white ones, yellow ones …. I guess the tie color must correlate to the day of the week they bake the bread or something. There wasn't a black one.
Last week I was helping a student with his science fair project. I had loaned him my wire strippers, so they were still on the counter. "DOUBLE EUREKA!" I stripped off the wires. You can't even see the wires holding these together!
While I was working on this project, I remembered that I had put aside the Barbie Vintage Fur hat that has the pearls in the front. It comes with several outfits and I had gotten it in a Vintage Lot I purchased on ebay. The pearls are on a thin piece of metal and sewn into the hat. The metal often deteriorates over time and becomes brittle. That had happened to mine, and I couldn't find a piece of metal thin enough to fix it. "TRIPLE EUREKA!"
Using the metal from the bread ties, I was able to repair the hat. How about that?!
Since I was working with the hat I decided to try another outfit on October Issue. Another nice surprise. Truly Madly Deeply Agnes's ensemble does fit!
NOTES: First, I have been asked about the plastic brick in the stage diorama. It is more of a "rubber" product. It is made by Lexmar for their Christmas Villages and can be purchased from Michael's stores for $19.99 (I used a 50% off coupon to get mine). The brick sheet comes in a roll, and one sheet was large enough to cover the entire back side of stage. My husband said that I should have used a hand dryer and warmed the brick to take out the tendency to roll. That may work! It was too late for me since I had already glued parts down. The double-sided tape by Elmer's seems to be a quick fix for my problem at this time.
I have had questions about the chairs in my last post. They came from The Victorian Trading Company and are resin and matte black. Here is a photo of the other two. All three are different styles.
I think the silver paint helped them. Here is the link to purchase them: