I made these

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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16 comments

  1. 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! :-D

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

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  2. I think we need to see the jellyfish outfit!! ;)

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

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

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    • It was more of a hat with tentacles! Will see what I can do :)

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  4. but the sticking with tissue paper is way nore fun!

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

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  5. Sounds like you are very creative x

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

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  6. Very cute! But I’ll admit I would have rather seen a picture of your jellyfish costume! ;)

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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