Sunday, 12 October 2014
I hope you are enjoying your weekend? Mine started rather unusually and everything hurts right now! I have a muscle ache all over...! I consider myself quite an intelligent person, but sometimes I do really stupid things and my Friday shopping escapade was one of them. To elaborate...
Greg was going to help out a friend down in the country on Saturday so wasn't able to do our weekly shop by car. So I thought.. We need some milk anyway I'll take the suitcase and put my weekly shop in there.. I've done our weekly shop before putting it all in a pushchair. Silly, but when our car stopped working that was the only way in order to avoid trotting all the way to the shop with the kids three times a week! No way! This suitcase is one of those soft on top but has wheels. So anyway, I put it on the bottom of my deep trolley, start packing my full bags into it at the till, go outside and then attempt to remove about 30kg bag out of the deep trolley!!!
The trolley falls on its side making the nearby chap wondering if I'm sane and after a few swear words promptly leaving the scene. I was so exasperated by what happened I didn't realise that I could have removed the long handle out of the zip area of the bag, but instead I dragged it by the fabric handle! This would make it easier to pull the 30kg bag!!! I could barely walk next to the thing, dragging the blooming thing home, about 20 min walk out of which half is up the hill!!! I nearly died, sweated like a horse and pulled both of my arms! I think I even pulled a muscle, my hands were hot and pinched by the stupid fabric handle.. Only when I got home I thought to myself.. Surely this can't be pulled like this when you go on a holiday (you see, this is not a bag we used, it was Greg's mum's). So not only that I made a donkey of myself outside the Tesco's but also suffered like a dog for no reason. Why oh why didn't I get the long handle out!! I could have dropped dead by the time I got home! Now I hurt because of my own stupidity! :)
I however managed to finish my spookylicious creation so I can show it to you today! Yay! I must warn you, it is a bit freaky... :) I had so much fun making it! Even Isabella likes it! She said... oooh, nice spider, Mummy! And there I am, trying really hard to make it scary.. :)
Here's what it looked like before I got my hands on it...
I got this little box from the craft center in our park where we were glamping back in September, There was a box full of these little wooden and paper boxes and other bits and bobs that kids made and never collected. So I asked the assistant if I could raid it and after asking her about three times if some kid wasn't going to cry that I took his/her memory box I was able to take it home.
Here's what it looks like now...
I covered it in gesso, fabric, modeling paste, paint, hot glue vines, rusty ellements made with the Ranger Ink Rust embossing powder, handmade roses, feathers and other fun things.. the skelleton hand and the spider inside are made of a silver foil, covered in a tissue paper using mod podge and painted, I covered the spider with flock and sat him in a faux webbing. The heart was made the same way. I hope you like it! Feel free to share your thoughts :) Thank you!
Our Creative Corner - Go Rust-ic
Craft Hoarder's Annonymous - Happy Fall, Y'all!
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Ribbons, Twine & Fibers
Try It on Tuesdays - Animals (sorry about the creepy spider :))
A Little Bit Crafty - Boo!
Simply Create Too - Halloween (or use a lots of orange)
I'm sorry about the long post! I don't know when I will be able to craft and post next as I am undergoing an operation on my throat tomorrow early morning (Mon AM) so I guess I am making up for it :) I'm getting slightly nervous about it all, but I do hope to be back with something crafty very soon! I do expect to be in a lot of pain, but I will try to visit your gorgeous blogs and leave some love! Until then...
Have a fab week! Big hugs,