I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth, I promise. I've been performing in a play the last two weeks and haven't really had the time to use my computer. However, I got to use my backstage time to craft.
DMC have made this soluble stuff with holes in the right place - a stabiliser of sorts - that dissolves in warm water. That frees things up a bit.
I just rang every craft store in my city and nobody has it! Apparently all of the Eastern states in Australia have it but not dear little South Australia! I'm on a waiting list for it, but it could be up to a month until I can get my hands on the stuff!
For anyone interested, here's a link to DMC's page about it: