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17 Feb, 2012

Fancy faux flora for fairy fannies

Posted by andrea tomkins in: File under crafty|Publishing/writing/career stuff

The idea for this week’s crafty post over at Canadian Family Magazine occurred to me a during a family pottery class I took with Emma and Sarah a few years ago. They were probably 8 and 10 and the time. I remember how totally amazed I was by their freeform creativity. They cranked out piece after piece without reservation or worry. When we picked up their projects after they were fired there was almost always only excitement on their faces when they saw their finished pieces.

I heartily recommend family pottery classes but I will admit that the experience was a tiny bit stressful for me. I was paralyzed by indecision, and to a certain extent, fear. What my pottery wasn’t very good? As a result, I made fewer things and spent too long dwelling on my shortcomings. (This is not a good thing.)

But as you know, I do like making things.

Sculpey

Enough of the introspective stuff. :)

This week I’m writing about DIY clay toadstools over at the Canadian Family Magazine website. They’re a version of the ones I made in pottery class once upon a time, and was actually quite proud of too. No kiln required for these ones! We use them to decorate our potted plants. And who knows, maybe it actually provides some welcome seating for our fairy friends?

Somewhat related…

Who remembers this? OMG. I was just about to press the publish button when I remembered this Sesame Street segment. I was positively ENTRANCED by this when I was little!


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