Thursday, September 15, 2011

Why reinvent the wheel?

Nothing like Homemade French Bread!!!

Now.....how many of you have done this? You are trying to trace that image onto fabric?

I got tired of doing that and moving the paper around to fit in the squares so I could trace...


So I invented this!!! (no one is allowed to laugh when you see this next picture)

Now we are going to play a game....Find the Hidden item!!

Circle the ott light.....(I am sure the ott light was thinking....she expects me to do what!!!! Ain't gonna do it

Circle the plexie table......

Circle the project.....oh yesssss....works perfectly except if you move suddenly, everything can come tumbling down.



Five dollars at Tuesday Morning....priceless


I have already used this light box...it is awesome. Originally was for scrapbooking, embossing...but hey...it can cross over...no rules here.


21 comments:

Bev S said...

Lol, you are just so funny. Hey but it works.

Susan said...

I have a light box like that too...so much easier than taping everything to the window! Just be careful where you set your light box up...I pulled mine out the other day to do a quick trace and set it on the cutting mat. Even though I only had it on for a couple of minutes, it got hot enough to put a bubble in the middle of my mat! :o/

kpaints said...

New tools are wonderful...even if you have to make them yourself. I hope that's your new toy in the last picture...I don't want you to be deprived!

suemac said...

Wow what a bargain. Sounds like you are having fun.

hetty said...

There you go with that Tuesday Morning stuff again. I'm jealous. We don't have them here. So my light box looks a lot like your pile of stuff.

wackywoman said...

OMGosh. You are just too clever! Good on you.

Mary L. said...

I've recycled the dust cover to an old record turntable. Put a stick light under it and it works great!

Snoodles said...

Oh my goodness, that would make it so much easier! Bye! I'm off to my Tuesday Morning....twenty miles from here! LOL

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

$5 is an amazing price. The ones I have seen are always much more expensive.

I LOVE homemade bread. I make 2-4 loaves a week. Love the way it makes the house smell.

JustCindy said...

You crazy thing! I have to use a paned window also and it is hard. Great buy!

Winona said...

My husband made me a light box. He just made a wooden box, put an under the counter florresant light in it with a hole cut out for the cord, and screwed some plexi glass on top of it. It works great. Sounds like you got a great deal at Tuesday Morning.

Cyndi said...

Oh Barb, you are sooo funny! I love to read your blog because you always give me a good laugh! Love how ingenious you are...but I'm sure the light box is much easier to use, right? :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Barbara said...

Sorry, I laughed. ;) The light box is awesome!

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Didn't know my Ott light could do that! ;)
I'm heading over to Tuesday Morning to see if I can find the $5 special one!
Hugs,
Mary

Terry said...

I use a small plug in light in a plastic tub with a empty picture frame on top. It's not pretty, but it works! :0)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Ok...I laughed to you crazy woman! Glad you got a a light box for such a steal at TM. Fabulous!
xx, shell

Vicki ♥ said...

That was so funny Barb...you are like me and come up with brilliant ideas but the objects like to co-operate! Love your new one tho and I am lucky because my father-in-law made me one out of an old draw with a light in it under some perspex. Its brilliant :) Happy tracing :) Hugs Vicki x

Gene Black said...

I have a huge light box from when I was taking watercolor classes. But it is really too big to drag out for small things.

WoolenSails said...

Before I got a lightbox, I used my large square ruler. That way I had a flat surface to trace on and I could put a light under it.

Debbie

Janet said...

Now that was thinking outside the box, lol. I have one built into a table that hubby made, it's brilliant.

Susan Entwistle said...

What's that they say...."Necessity is the mother of invention"? Glad you got a real light box. I've had mine since back in the days of typesetting and paste up...it's still got wax on it--it's almost an antique :)