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Old 02-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Biscuit Tins and other Bodges
Hi

A few days ago, I put a post about Pattern Tamers - magnetic strips to help follow the lines on patterns.

I bought four different sized magnetic strips and planned on looking for a magnetic board to go with them.

I was clearing up my work bench, putting some bead packets into an empty biscuit tin, when I picked up the lid ....

Don't need to buy a magnetic board now - the lid is very shallow at the sides, so it slipped under the pattern page in the book no problem and the magnetic strips worked a treat.

A bodge? A bodged job usually means a messed up piece of repair work but for some reason, I like to call it 'Getting summat for nowt'.

Anyway, if anyone is looking for a magnetic board - check for empty tins lying about the place first. The tin I was using was left over from Christmas goodies.

Anyone else knows of other 'bodges', do tell.

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Old 02-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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I use metal baking trays - they're great, and you can cover them with pretty fabric :-)
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Originally Posted by willowangel View Post
I use metal baking trays - they're great, and you can cover them with pretty fabric :-)

Hi

WHAT a BRILLIANT IDEA!!!

Thanks so much for posting - (and no, I'm not going to make any jokes about you being from Scotland!!)

TOP BODGER!!!


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Old 02-21-2008, 06:09 AM   #5
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Someone on here (I can't remember who) once recommended using an empty Pringles tube to store needles, so I do
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Originally Posted by DQ View Post
Someone on here (I can't remember who) once recommended using an empty Pringles tube to store needles, so I do
Mornin' Jen

Another Top Bodge! - maybe by the end of the day we'll have enough bits and bobs on here to make the Wombles look like wastrels.

Thanks very much for posting!

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Someone on here (I can't remember who) once recommended using an empty Pringles tube to store needles, so I do

I do too. I wrote the size number on each of the ends of the bamboo straight needles so I can tell what size they are while they're standing up, course it's a little harder with the DPNs. Maybe one say I'll get around to decorating my can :P
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Originally Posted by Eccie View Post
I do too. I wrote the size number on each of the ends of the bamboo straight needles so I can tell what size they are while they're standing up, course it's a little harder with the DPNs. Maybe one say I'll get around to decorating my can :P

Hiya Eccie

Marking bamboo needles? Wow - that must save some time, not to say, ANGST!!!

What is it you use to mark them with? Felt tip? or .......?


Thanks very much for posting - could you please fill in the blank because this has all the makings of a Bodge.

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Originally Posted by Limey View Post
Hiya Eccie

Marking bamboo needles? Wow - that must save some time, not to say, ANGST!!!

What is it you use to mark them with? Felt tip? or .......?


Thanks very much for posting - could you please fill in the blank because this has all the makings of a Bodge.

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I sed a fine point permanent marker, a Sharpie to be exact. It worked really well, some of the ones I use most are starting to fade a little but they're still legible and I can always go in a re touch them later.
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Brilliant idea Ellie Will have to give it a try.
What flavour pringles ? LOL
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