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Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Babels

Have you all missed me? Did you think I went on vacation? Well I kind of did. My services were needed at a local elephant orphanage. Then I ran a 105 mile marathon. After that I flew off in my invisible plane and lassoed the moon.
Do you believe any of that?
In reality, I was in a web of thread created by loose tension. I had so much un-sewing to do, I got caught up. But I'm back now and you may be sorry I've returned.

This weekend I was an actual bag lady. I had myself a Kmart bag and I was walking up and down my busy rural street. Why? I was needing some caps. These kind.
Don't tell me that you don't collect extra caps! What are you going to do when you need them! Cause I ain't sharing!

What am I going to do with them? Make acorns of course!
First step is to dress in as many frumpy layers as possible, don't forget the trash bag rain coat. Now walk up and down the street with your body bent in half and pick up as any acorn caps as possible. If you see some else on YOUR street doing the same thing, make sure you make a very public scene. Yell and say a bunch of nonsense words while propelling your arms at them.
Next come home and change. Make sure you wash your hands!
Then go to your trusty craft closet and find your Fimo or any polymer clay.
Now comes the fun part. Roll that clay into forever acorns.
After the clay has been cooked, find a cap for each acorn. Aren't they cute? Say yes...
Now find a decorative bowl or plate and display them proudly. Just don't let any squirrels into your house. I'm sure these acorn would be hazardous to their health.
So go out and make a few forever acorns. I'm going to try to varnish or oil the caps at some point. If you get to this first or have a better idea let me know.

Now I'm back to that web of thread. I promise to be back tomorrow with more babel. So insert the fish and come back.

Take care, Brandie


Jean said...

Well aren't those cute! Love it.

ranette said...

Too cute!!! You are lucky to live where there are loads of acorns. We don't have any, well at least not this year with the drought.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Oh Brandie COOL!! Wait till Debbie D sees this project. She is all about Acorns. She can tell you why :) Great Job as Usual. and no, I don't believe a word you said about circling the moon...with the price of gas? No way! xo Pam

Anita said...

Awwwwwwwws they're so cute!

M and M plus 3 said...

Yes, I did miss you, I found myself coming in for a visit to make sure I didn't miss your posting. Now those are wayyy too cute! I tried once to display a bunch of real acorns only to find myself returning from a long weekend away with little creatures crawling on my floor. Ewwww! I grabbed the vacuum and never done that again! I just loves surfing blogs getting ideas I NEVER would of thought of myself. LOL, I had a laugh when I read you ran a 100 mile marathon (that is after I reread it, thinking you really ran a 100 miles?). Have I told you I believe just about anything?!

Linda said...

Acorns are great!!!! LOVE them! Seriously, the things you create are always amazing!!

Lynn said...

Brandie, you make me laugh! Thank you.

paulette said...

These are ADORABLE!! Love them!!