Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Tuesday 6 August 2013

Crafting with Scotch. Thumbs (unstuck) up

No, not with alcohol! I was sent some Scotch Super Glues to try out recently.

I love these bug eyes - I take them out on my composting stall. I have viewing pots with compost samples inside, so people can see the insects which do the composting and live in a compost heap. Then the people can put on the bug eyes  and "see" in the same way as an insect does. When the bug eyes got broken a few months back I was really sad.

But..a bit of the new Super Glue gel from Scotch along the line of the break and they were fixed!

I am so pleased :)

The bottle uses clever droplet technology, which draws the liquid back in when you stop squeezing. Perfect for stopping your designs getting ruined by excess glue! It also eliminates the frustration of dried glue around the tip of the bottle.

And because 3M knows that you want to be able to use the glue time and time again, Scotch Super Glue Precision Applicator uses a ‘stay-fresh’ bottle that prevents the glue from drying out on the inside.

I am sure the Scotch Super Glue gel ( and the other bottle of Super Glue liquid I was sent) will be really useful for fixing lots of other stuff I have stored away, waiting for a rainy day to make me get fixing...

Watch this space...it has been raining today and I have a lot of stuff needing glueing and I am so impressed with the Scotch Super glue gel after using it to fix my bug eyes as it didn't make a mess, it went where I wanted it to, and unlike other experiences I have had of super glue  - it didn't stick anything apart from what I wanted it to stick.

Not sure I would let Compostgirl use it yet ( she is maybe still a bit young for  super glue) , but for adult use it was very good stuff indeed.

Thumbs (unstuck) up so far for 3M scotch Super Glue.

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