Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum...

You know, I can do a lot of things...canning, cooking, science, gardening, teaching, drama, etc., but there is one area of skill that I am greatly lacking...crafting.  I  have friends that can whip out the most beautiful things out of a paperbag in five minutes or less.  Me...not so much.
So when Hotrod asked for a sock puppet this morning I said, "ummm....I will try!" How hard can a sock puppet be anyway? Right??
I was reminded of the craft that my sister and I did with my Mammaw years ago.  She always let us pick out one craft for the weekend and we would accomplish it in the time we were there, but she has talent and that crafty gene I lack.  She managed to make a memento out of sticks and pinecones I collected at Pikes Peak one year.  I treasured it for years until it literally disintegrated on my dresser.
So, I pulled out my buttons, ribbon, and needle and thread and went to work.  Do you know how hard it is to sew a button on to a sock??  I had both eyes sewn on and was working on the ribbon mouth when one button literally just fell off...huh? How did that happen?  Didn't I just sew you on and then double knot the strings??? 
Right then and there the hotglue gun came out.  I said "enough messing around!!"  I hotglued both eyes and a mouth and handed  them over to my excited kids.  An hour's worth of effort.

They played with them for five minutes...

Do you think they will find out that their mother is craft challenged???

Stop know you want a pair!  Yes, that is a sharpie for the nose. :)

It doesn't take much to make my kids happy!

What can I say?