Monday, February 2, 2009

Witch is Really More My Craft

No matter. There were projects to do this weekend, and so projects we did. My favorite thing to make was the heart pendants all of the kids ultimately ended up making. I swiped this very, very, very easy craft from my own personal craftswoman, Michelle, the brains, beauty and brawn behind Scribbit.

Who knew using Sculpey clay was so dang easy? [All of you? See, I told you, I am so not the crafty type. Well, I'm very crafty if we mean sneaky and such.] I think we must have made close to two dozen of the hearts. Plus I made a very cool peace sign to hang from my rear view mirror. [Combine the peace sign with my no longer shaving my legs or cutting my hair and Pete growing a wicked cool beard and we really have "hippie" written all over our hairy selves.]

Pete had to step up to the plate to get the other two projects done. Daughter made a papier mache Sphinx for a Girl Scout project later this month. I made the gooey paste-like ick. After 36 hours, the Sphinx is only just beginning to dry. [In my defense, the last papier mache project I undertook was probably right about the time man landed on the moon. If, in fact, that's not just a tremendous hoax.] Pete built the Sphinx shell out of some man shed materials he harbors. You should have seen his face when I told him what he needed to make.

The other project was a school one for Eldest, which means Pete and I were supposed to be "helping" rather than "doing." Right, then. It's a volcano. You know, like on the Brady Bunch, but nowhere near as wicked looking as Peter Brady's was. [I just realized the coinky-dink of my husband having the same name as the Brady who built a volcano. I wonder why my brain remains filled with useless information and makes silly associations. Oh, right, so I can blog.]

Clay hearts, a newspaper Sphinx and a homemade dough volcano. That was our weekend. Plus, of course, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's live performance at some sports venue. How to tie it all together?

Life is gooey good.

8 comments:

cjh said...

Yes, I thought of you during halftime (the only part I really watched). And we don't get to see pictures of crafty things?

D... said...

I also thought of you last night. And I also wish pictures were included! ;)

Witch is really more my craft, too. I can't even glue a straight line.

angie said...

That's a whole lot of school projects! Glad you survived them! :)

Momisodes said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend!

No pics?

Humph!

Anne said...

Wow, to me, you are the queen of crafts. That many crafts in one weekend would cause me to hyperventilate (just reading about it makes me a little tense).

Was there a sporting event this weekend? I must have missed it (only kidding, I did see Bruce).

susiej said...

I would love to see pics of your lovely crafts!

Beck said...

Sculptey is wonderful stuff. If it wasn't so expensive, I would become a Sculptey sculptor - just because it's kind of spiffy to say.
You guys have been BUSY!

Scribbit said...

That is the very first time in my entire life that I've ever been called "the brawn."

I'm savoring the moment . . . ahhhh!

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