I made these

July 24, 2013

The last school I was at fueled creativity. I remember making an array of clay items in pottery which were fired and glazed. In woodwork, my biggest achievement was a box with a lid that actually fitted – despite my loathing for the plane. I loved my after school class where I learnt how to solder and make silver jewellery.

An exchange trip to Germany saw the creation of a copper pot in a blacksmithing class. The highlight of a excursion that saw us enjoy the Heidelberg Strasse festival. A little too much perhaps.

The only thing I’ve made for myself since is a jellyfish outfit for a marketing agency party. An enormous hat formed the basis of it – made from a bowl, a cowboy hat, tissue paper and lots of glue. Long tentacles, made from ribbon I’d painlessly curled, fell almost to my ankles. The larger tentacles included LED’s so the back of me glowed in the dark. It made for the funniest train journey home I have ever had.

As parent to a toddler (yes I made her too), 2013 has seen the creative juices rejuvenated. It’s been a challenge with a broken wrist but we made these Egg Men at Easter. Little did I know you can dye eggs rather than spend a considerable amount of time gluing tissue paper to them. Then painting them. It was a marathon of a task with a toddler so I’m thankful for plastic eyes and pipe cleaners!

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  • Lou's Lake Views July 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Aww the are so cool but if I’m honest I think I would have preferred to see a picture of you as a jelly fish! 😀

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Very funny Lou! I was looking for the jellyfish photo but no joy yet. Will let you know if I locate it 🙂

  • Notmyyearoff July 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I think we need to see the jellyfish outfit!! 😉

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Ha ha, will have to have a look. Have one of my head but I took one on my mobile when I arrived home 🙂

  • Helvetia Handmade July 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    They are cute, but agree I would like to see you in the jellyfish costume!

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      It was more of a hat with tentacles! Will see what I can do 🙂

  • kelloggsville July 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    but the sticking with tissue paper is way nore fun!

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      It was definitely more entertaining – we made such a mess!

  • Emma the mini Mes and me July 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Sounds like you are very creative x

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I’m so not Emma but I’m trying – thank you for saying so though :))

  • Sarah MumofThree World July 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Very cute! But I’ll admit I would have rather seen a picture of your jellyfish costume! 😉

    • Charly Dove July 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I am going to seek out a jellyfish photo – might be one I took on my dead phone 🙂

  • Karen Hannah July 25, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I, too, would’ve loved to see the jellyfish outfit!

    • Charly Dove July 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Karen – I’m on the hunt 🙂

  • older mum in a muddle July 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    They are brilliant – they look so cute!!!!! X.

  • Charlie Hughes (The Mad Mummy Musings) July 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    They look very cute. My girls would love making them :0) Tell me, why a Jelly fish? Was it themed? Would definitely love to see that piccie ;0) xx