Friday, October 19, 2007

It's a beautiful day-hay-hay

Feeling the Friday joy today. Partly about the lovely goodies which landed on my doorstep from Jen of Swallowfield. I have a quick visit to get some frames for the gorgeous prints (yes, plural) she sent me - my favourite of all is called 'I feel lucky'.



It's very appropriate, since my lucky number is indeed 13 and I came to own it via good fortune in a generous giveaway. If you need a little luck of your own, pop over to etsy.

The colours are reminding me of a little project of my own I've been getting underway this morning.

Inside these babies is a cat toy. Yup - one of those jingle bell inside a plastic mesh ball thingummies. Which should mean I have just made a jingling Christmas decoration. We're still at prototype phase, but I did pick up a good few handfuls of the cat toys at the scrapstore when I last visited. There may be more to come. I love the idea of re-purposed ornaments on our tree this year.

Although perhaps not next week, because it is half term. Which is great in that the level of badgering required to get everyone out of the house on time goes down, but there isn't exactly much free time to spare either. Although perhaps papier mache might just be a great project for the boys. If I can handle the mess.

15 comments:

Cathy said...

What a great idea - I can't wait to see the finished article. Lovely print too.
Cathy XX

Louise said...

We did papier mache last term break and it was a huge success - not too messy! I love that print - lucky alright!!

jen j-m said...

:)
happy weekend!

monica said...

gorgeous!!

I love it. Even like that in its unfinished stage.

Was it really messy? I've always wanted to try it with the sproggs.

Lesley said...

I'm right with you on half term. My two were worse than ever at getting ready today so thank goodness we have a break from that for a week. I'll be mainly an evening crafter next week as it drives me mad when we are all making a mess.
Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your badger free mornings next week,
Lesleyx

Angel Jem said...

Papier mache? With boys? In the words of Dirty Harry, go ahead, punk, make my day and are you feeling lucky?
Oh go on, do it. They'll have a great time and you will be honour bound now that you've mentioned it to post the after pictures, won't you?
Have a good week!

Alicia A. said...

A cat toy! Brilliant.

I tried to put bells inside of a baby toy once and it didn't work at all.

Thank you!

lina said...

Ooh, I ordered a print last week from Jen too, even bought a frame yesterday in anticipation of its arrival!

picperfic said...

the prototype looks great and I am looking forward to more ideas...what a brilliant idea...jingle jingle....ho ho ho

capello said...

omg. PERFECT shade of red. gah.

Junie Moon said...

I haven't tried paper mache in years and I love the idea of repurposing Christmas ornaments. What a great Etsy find, too.

Joanna Butchart said...

i have done papier mache with oliver he still has his bowl proudly on display. Didnt find it too messy at all. Enjoy the gorg weather and half term. PJ's until midday???

carolyn said...

My boys did lots of papier mache stuff when they were younger.

feather nester said...

Great ornament idea! You're brilliant. And 13 is my lucky number, too. :)

syko kajsa said...

7 is my lucky number! I love that papier maché ball so much, would look so good in the Christmas tree, and with a little sound inside, even better! "If I can stand the mess", isn't that what crafting with kids is all about? Before I had kids I used to think I would craft a lot with my future children. Now I very much prefer crafting on my own. Peace and quiet is the best thing i know....