Hi there, welcome to my blog! As the title suggests, it's going to be about everything and the kitchen sink. I am as they say, crafty, or artsy fartsy if you will - I make jewelry, I sew, I cook, I write, I do all kinds of cool crafts - and this is going to be my forum for that. The plan is that once a week I will do a post about a new project that I have done. My hope is that "going public" like this will keep me motivated. I wouldn't, after all, want to disappoint my many fans.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Meet Gloria and Hattie
Gloria: Oh hi there! I'm Gloria Deinonychus, and this is my sister Maudie
Gloria: I guess we're here today to be part of a project this adorable and creative gal we know is doing. I hear we might get a makeover! We've never had makeovers!
Maudie: Most fear evisceration in our presence.
Gloria: Maudie! Don't mind my sister, she's gone all dark and emo lately. Anyway, back to the makeovers. So this gal, we'll call her H, came across us in a bin months ago and took us home with this project in mind. I suppose I thought she'd forgotten all about us afterwards, since we've been in a tote bag in a strange, green room since then, but today we were rediscovered.
Maudie: Exhumed, so to speak.
Gloria: (rolls eyes) So H immediately went about gathering the rest of the things she needed for the project and got to work.
Gloria: She had two fairly heavy blocks of wood, exactly the same size, some strong glue, sandpaper and a lovely silver colouring.
Maudie: Paint. It was spray paint.
Gloria: She sanded the blocks of wood as smooth as she could, and tried out the colouring on Maudie. Maudie stayed still but was secretly fuming!
Maudie: It was cold! And stinky!
Gloria: But look how pretty and shiny you are now! I justcouldn'twait for my turn! Anyway, next she glued our feet to the blocks of wood.
Gloria: I have to admit, this part made me a tad anxious, but I soon found I enjoyed the new extra height! Must be how the supermodels feel! Maudie didn't like it of course.
Maudie: It was cold! And sticky!
Gloria: H then waited some time until the glue dried and we were secure, and then, finally, she applied the colouring evenly over both of us. And look! We're now in a prized position in H's book room.
Maudie: Holding up the walls.
Gloria: Oh Maudie. We're guarding the tomes. Anyway, come say hello if you're in the neighbourhood! Promise we won't bite, heehee.