2010年10月20日水曜日

Not my forte...



Why yes, of course. They're superhero bracelets made from toilet roll innards, origami paper, stickers, elastic bands, staples and tape.

I had to make 20 of the for Amy's kinder festival. Well, actually I had the option of making 20 or 25 and I'm afraid it took about half a nanosecond for me to choose.

I'm no artist but I can draw an anpanman face, sew a pair of pj pants, sculpt a jewellery box and plait 10 threads at once.

But fiddly craft work is beyond me.

And these were certainly fiddly. The glue was sticking to everything but where it was supposed to, the paper kept unfurling from the curved ring, getting the elastic band stapled in and under the overlap- especially after you'd already done one side was just very very stressful.

But- after only two ancillary trips to the 100 yen shop (how can a whole house have less than 20 elastic bands in it? And I'm not even going to talk about the profusion of stapleless staplers here) I did it.

Amy was very impressed (gotta love kids!) and said she wasn't going to choose one of mummy's ones at the festival so that everyone else could have them, and I could just make her another one at home!

I hastily and vigorously insisted that she choose one of mummy's creations.

I want at least one of them to get chosen, hey?


5 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

what? where is the step by step tutorial?

;o)

nice job though.

thefukases さんのコメント...

ha ha jo! Were your ears burning? The more I got covered in glue and the paper was going every which way the more I was beating myself up 'Jo would have had these done by now. Jo would have IMPROVED the design. Jo's would look fabulous, Jooooo! Hellllllppp!'

j. さんのコメント...

i think they look great!

Gina さんのコメント...

I think you did a fantastic job. I love the way yours came out. And if given a choice, I'd pick yours that you made. My favorite one is the one with the gold bits on the ends of the bracelets. I bet all of Amy's friends will want the ones you made. : )

achan さんのコメント...

Feel your pain!! My group made 80 of these for the summer festival, totally annoying. Atleast we all got to sit around and complain about it while eating chocolate together!!