Hubby and I often have to revise plans or ideas, and thus resort to Plan B.
In some instances, we even got as far as the F Plan, and that didn’t stand for food or fibre!
Going back to our challenge of hanging our pictures, we have had to have a rethink.
Having priced the polycarbonate sheeting the size we had in mind, anyone would think we were going into the double glazing business! Although the pictures are priceless, there’s no way we would fork out that kind of money when, if we put our heads together, we were sure to find a cheaper alternative.
It’s that inspiration moment again as driving along we were discussing what we had originally intended to do, and somehow went off on a tangent (another trait of mine)
and came up with an even better idea.
One of the few ‘gadgets’ we kept was our laminator (the others were the sewing machine and PC printer).
We could see no reason why we couldn’t re-do the composites on several pieces of A4 paper and laminate them. So we purchased a pack of 25 pouches for £2.99, a roll of double sided tape for £1 and a large pack of white ‘Blu Tac’ for £2.50, the total of which was about the same as a pack of mirror clips.
Our first effort was Hubby’s Dad’s pastel picture which is actually done on sandpaper.
It’s a lone cottage in a wintry scene and had been hanging in our lounge. It is now laminated and on the wall above one of the benches at the bow end.
Our second was part one of the first composite.
We were able to cut several larger ‘photos’ and still keep the important bits so it has come out really well. We think we will end up with 5 or 6 if we use all the pictures which will be plenty to adorn our ‘wall’ behind the bed. Also, rather than be donked on the head should they fall off, we will be gently ‘fluttered’ instead.
I already have a framed A4 selection of my family. There are photos of my great grandparents, grandparents, parents, sister, brothers, nephews and nieces, so naturally I refer to it as The Generations. It was put together before my great nieces and nephews arrived, or my great great nephew who arrived on Christmas Day last year. Currently we have five living generations.
We can now continue and not only laminate the remaining revised composites, but also that picture of my Mum and Dad (wearing his cardy which I still have by the way), a rare photograph of us together but in fancy dress, my Dad’s last poem, and several other sheets that can be put up on the wall to make our boat more personal and homely.