One of the reasons for which I like mass-producing so much is getting to use up the things in my hoard.
Get a load of that roll of webbing! It's the size of a dartboard! I bought it in my youth and I am thrilled to finally be whittling it down a bit.
Prototype finished yesterday for Emily's birthday party. Eleven more to go.
Speaking of mass producing,
we're making two pinatas this year.
Bizarre story: after finishing Layer #2 this afternoon, I left Twiddledum and Twiddledee (what I call them) out on our front path to dry. When I went to check on them later, one had disappeared. The buckets were overturned, and the second one was rolling about on our mulch. The girls panicked, naturally. I panicked, too, but mostly because I envisioned the thing having rolled into the street in front of a speeding car. We hunted around a bit and then gave it up for lost/roadkill. I daren't ask the neighbors - what could I have said? "Lovely day, isn't it? By the way, have you seen a er... giant newspaper-covered egg in your front yard/rolling past your vehicle, perchance? We seem to have lost one of ours." Having seen me taking photos of clothes and cardboard trees in the freezing snow, and drafting sewing slopers with all three children on our front siding in the heat of summer, they must already suspect I have a few screws loose. Why give them the satisfaction of being proven right?
Later, the husband came home from work and asked what our papier-mâché thing was doing sitting at the top of our street. Everyone shrieked and ran out of the house to recover it. We had to walk some way before we finally saw it, seven houses away, sitting placidly on somebody's front lawn. It had rolled uphill! Against gravity! If that wasn't clear evidence of it having tried to run away from home, I don't know what is. The children rescued it, gave it a big kiss and carried it back to our garage. I waited till they'd set it down and walked away before giving it a sound scolding myself.
Here's Kate with the one that didn't get away.
Want to guess this year's theme? (No, not Alice in Wonderland.)