Thursday, 8 March 2012
It's funny how things come about isn't it?
When I was out yesterday I saw a small piece of shiny curled ribbon on the ground. It was only a short piece but it caught my eye when the sun shone on it. I immediately thought of crisp packets and how, if cut into strips they would probably have the ability to curl.
Later on at home I was making my husband's pack-up for work. He likes to take a KitKat chunky so I buy multi packs of them. I got the last one out of a nine pack which is silver inside like a crisp packet and has the added advantage of being bigger and doesn't need washing.
I cut a strip off to test, and when pulled against a scissor blade it did curl nicely.
Luck would have it that I sold a bag from my Folksy shop in the evening. I usually wrap them in tissue paper and tie round with wool, but I though I would try out the KitKat wrapper instead. I cut narrow strips and and used three together to tie round, which gave glimpses of both the silver and red sides. I curled the ends and then tied a few more to the knot to fill it out more and this is what it looked like
I also tried making a gift bow from the rest of the wrapper using this tutorial.
My husband has been tidying up the shed today and found a bucket of forlornness. It was full of things I must have intended to plant in the garden and then forgotten about. Some plants that I had dug up and also a couple of pots of hyacinths from last year that I was going to plant out after they'd finished flowering. One pot that was underneath the other was actually flowering, bless it. I've given them a good watering (they must have been very thirsty after all this time!) and picked some moss from the ample supply in our lawn to decorate the tops of the pots.
I had some of what I'm calling plaffia (same as plarn but instead of knitting with it, you use it like raffia) left from the bracelet I covered in my last post, so I used it to wrap round the pot with the pink flower in it. There was only enough to go so far up, so I finished it off with a white and green bag, which I also used for the other pot.
They're probably giving a great big sigh of relief now they're out of the bucket!