make lemonade!! ~ Dale Carnegie
I like this saying.
I bought this shrink-plastic over a year ago, but we didn't have any oven in the house (it has to be baked). When our toaster stopped functioning, I knew I had to find an "oven" type one so I can also use it for craft-makings. However, I'm worry about baking plastic or clay inside our kitchen toaster as I afraid it might be harmful to health. I make toast almost everyday, and sometimes burgers and hotdogs with it.
Despite the worries, I can't help it but to try it out. It produces unpleasant burnt-plastic smell that stays lingering in the kitchen for a while after I opened the toaster-cover. I accidently inhaled the fume few times becoz I was so excited that I put my face too close to the toaster just to see my "artwork" being "baked" itside.
I'm so crazy about this shrink-plastic! I love to see my drawings being shrunked to mini-mini-moes. You can't see the pins but I already attached one to each of them at the back, so it can be used as a brooch. My husband said he will use the "Safety First" brooch on his neck-tie the next time he go lecturing in NIOSH. What do you think it makes me feel?
Of course la HAPPY!
I would love to make more brooches but I really need to get back to office work and stamp-carving. I'm planning to list my brooches in my etsy shop soon, but for the locals, if you're interested you might just stay tune to my updates. Perhaps I might just list them in this blog.