…and in-situ, after the big meal.
more ‘in-house production’ for christmas, on it’s way back from the laser-cutter…
these are first-class christmas cards: so close to christmas day, those are the stamps we had to use.
did i mention i love my *spark packing tape? at some point, it occurred to me it would work as a belt. that, and i had access to a laser cutter. hmm…?
the good companion site is temporary, hopefully this will advertise SLMS’s existence before it likely gets tucked away in a more industrial nook or cranny. you can see it from brockwell park, with plenty of buses passing.
there’s a nice write-up on the SLMS site: a good sign
having proposed, turns out there’s actually this follow-through thing called a wedding. as the asker of the original question, it seems almost odd to do something else: thats where the life changing moment is, not just in the answer but in the decisions leading up to that moment. of course – and this is my interpretation – a wedding isn’t about you two, it’s about contextualising that within a community, making the announcement and saying this is (all) us, from hereon in.
and so, finally, a date has been settled, venues arranged, lists made. more importantly: the first true joint project, the invites! totally happy about how they came out, and so much the better for the joint creative effort and them coming from our own hands12.
note to self: nomatter how early you start a project to make january engagement to christmas time wedding time cards, it will still be hit or miss whether they’re ready before christmas. final score: wedding date unconfirmed itself largely rendering the whole thing moot. grrr.
which all adds up to being able to design and tweak in-situ, on-site. useful when curved surfaces are involved, and most welcome when on-site is in sardinia.
turned out, it wasn’t so far off the price of getting a vinyl sticker cut as buying the just-on-the-market hobbyist cutter machine itself. having the means of production: so much better. having the means of production so compact, you can fit it with the laptop as hand luggage? crazy times. especially when in the security queue at the airport you realise its basically a knife blade surrounded by electronics… not that they did, thankfully.