Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Soldering Tale Continues....

If you remember back last September, I took a beginners soldering class from Heather Ales and posted about it here. And yes, the tale continues...

So I hadn't really picked up the soldering iron (brand new in the package still) until recently... Though I was very excited to be a part of Tina's Glass House Swap. We've had 3 months to create and solder these little houses, and I finally (after a creative slump) pieced mine all together, then soldered them! It was so fun and I am thrilled that I didn't break a one! That's the wonderful part of this tale... the not-so-wonderful, horrifying part is this...

It's down to the wire of getting the jump rings on their little roofs, and sending them off to each of their new owners. (Doesn't sound too bad, uh?) Welll.... it IS if you plug in your iron and LEAVE IT ON for at least twenty-four hours, of course, forgetting that you have done so! Needless to say, my iron is okay, but the tip, however, is not! Now my little houses will be late joining their little neighbors... Again, I'm so sorry girls! ;(

But, as promised to them, and if they chose to take a sneaky peek, here they are....


Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. But I hope they will all like them, once I get them completed with jump rings and sent off!

UPDATE THIS EVENING: I have just found out that TWO other gals had done the very SAME THING over the weekend! Totally weird... So watch out- something's in the air! OR as Robin puts it, there's WELLER ABUSE going on! LOL!
Hugs,
Shan

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your houses! They are darling and the recipients will love them. I think you have inspired me to get my soldering stuff out - it's only been about 3 years...Virginia Burrows

Tina said...

These look super sweet!! You'll get them done..lol.. at least your not the LAST one..
Glad you joined in the swap, it's turned out great hasn't?

Heather said...

They look ADORABLE Shannon! Great job! And... even gladder (is that even a word??) to know that your iron is okay!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,

eeekk these are darling!!!
i got your order. thanks love.
im sending it out in 2 packages.
have fun!!
ooxoxox,
jessi

Alisa said...

Oh no! I worry about leaving mine on, but had no idea it could ruin the tip.... good to know.
You're little houses are darling, Shannon!

Holly said...

The houses look great! You did a wonderful job, and I'm sure the recipients will be so happy to have them! (I have a soldering iron too--still in its package. . .)

Linda said...

I love these! I had been thinking about soldering lately... but now I'm afraid. If YOU left it on that long....no telling what I will do! I left the propane grill on with the lid up for 3 hours the other night when husband was out of town.... and it was pouring rain!

cindy said...

Weller abuse!!!! LOL! I love it. While it's the one thing I have NOT done, never say never. These look absolutely adorable...can't wait to see the real deal. And yep, I'm still working on mine! (insert eye roll here).

hugs,
-c

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a great job Shannon. I love your houses...in fact I'd like to live in one they are so cute. (I'd never throw stones either!)LOL
Are you doing Val's swap. I love the books and really want to do it but didn't see where to sign up. I keep meaning to email you and these past few weeks have been so busy - this working business is getting pesky!!! xoxo Nancy

Charlene said...

Oh My Goodness! Girl you are lucky you didn't burn YOUR house down! Yikes! Scary!!! So glad that tardy was the only problem. And you are right... strange that the same thing happened to more than one of you. Your houses are so cute! Thanks for popping by to see me. I had such a blast with Diana. She is amazing! CREATIVE JUST OOOOOZES OUT OF HER! Talk to ya soon.

Charlene said...

How cute are these!! Love them!! You did a great job!!

Anna said...

wow - something new... and fun to consider in my crafting tales ;) (sodering) I adore your houses.... they are precious xo, anna

Wanda said...

Those are so cute. Happy Easter, Shannon! Ready to register for SB?? :)

Daisigirl said...

Those are so neat! I think they might make good magnets too! -Or maybe they are too heavy.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog today!

Happy Easter!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Who knew that if you leave the darned thing on there'd be a problem?! So sorry! I know how frustrating those little mishaps can be. You've done an AMAZING job here, Shannon, and you should be very proud! I didn't realize you live in Lewisville. I'm in Frisco. Let's get together for lunch!

mendytexas said...

OOH I got mine and I love it!! You are so talented! See ya at Paper Cowgirl!! :)mendy

Gina said...

Hi Shannon..these are sooo sweet! Great job..thanks for your lovely Easter wishes too..hope you had a nice Easter too Gx

Jana said...

Oh my word, your little houses turned out WONDERFULLY!!! That scalloped tape can be a bugger to work with but your's looks just great. Glad your iron is ok!!

Tara said...

These look great, Shannon! It's really a talent!