September 20th, 2006

Crafts

How to remove Badge Magic adhesive and preparations for the first pack meeting of the year.

Today I learned that Badge Magic is pure evil. In order to remove a few experienced badges that had been adhered with the product onto a similarly experienced shirt, it took three hours from the initial hot iron to soften the adhesive to pulling the shirt out of its second wash cycle.

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Since I'm putting badges on three shirts tonight, I'm going one thread color at a time so I'm done with all red top threads (pack numerals and the top half of the council shoulder patches) and just started navy blue top threads (all remaining patches and the bottom of the CSP); I'm switching out bobbin colors as I go too since there's one khaki shirt and two navy. Whee.

Tomorrow I am putting the finishing touches on the den flag and look forward to a great first pack meeting of the year. I even decoupaged a couple of wooden neckerchief slides with Japanese paper -- one tiger, one dragon -- to add to the raffle swag for the Scouts that attend pack meetings. w00t.

edit 2300: Vogon came out while I was finishing up the sewing and suggested I try alcohol. It took the remaining goo right off and removed the lingering smoke smell the shirt had. I told him I hate him for having such an easy solution. (: