Monday, September 20, 2010

@my house New Products - Finally!

At my house today we are mini-celebrating as I am very happy with the way my new teaspoon bookmarks have turned out. The first in the 5 new products I hope to have finished in the next week.

I have always liked the souvenir teaspoons you get from all over the place but hated the normal display stand way of showing them off, so therefore, like everyone else they get shoved in a drawer or discarded.
Well now they can have a new life and also keep your place in the lastest book,  until your next moment of escapism.

And this is the little gem I have to thank for enabling me to bend them without snapping the fine handles off.  - My mini butane torch. ( but if the snapping thing does happen, I have products to make from the broken bits too).

These are the outcome...... The flattened spoon goes inside the book and the decorative handle sits down the spine of the book.

They will have custom messages stamped onto the flattened spoon but I haven't decided on what the standard ones will be yet. Prehaps, 'Fell Asleep Here', 'Brain Food', 'Food for the Soul', 'Melanie's Book' etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I also attempted some new fork creations but the gas ran out and even though the guy in the tobacco shop made filling the torch seem really easy, I cannot get the butane into it at sufficient pressure or amount. All I get is a low temp bunsen burner flame (although it can look like a flame thrower).
So back I go today, playing the helpless female and get another lesson on gas refills.

Whats happening at your place? Play along and check out some other homes at Lou's.


fairchildstreet said...

The bookmarks are beautiful. Such a great idea.

Maxabella said...

What a cute, clever idea. They look great. x

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

The book marks are a great idea! "fell asleep here" would certainly suit me!

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

The bookmarks are very cute. All of your spoons are very cute. Sorry but my mind isn't working for catchy new phrases at this time of night - all I'm getting is 'my book', 'mum's book', 'dad's book', 'granny's book', etc. All the best and thanks for joining in again this week. Lou.

Catherine said...

I love your bookmarks they look great and I think they will be a hit. Such a great way to use them.:)

Zinnia Pea said...

They are gorgeous!! What a clever idea!


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