So I’ve done it, I’ve made the cut!
No, not my coffee habit or the hair, the nursery rhyme book!
If you read the nursery rhyme post you’ll know that I was so taken with it when I first got it that I was considering keeping it as it was, and not using for the express intention I had bought it in the first place (to paper craft with like i did here)! I was clearly in danger of adding to the stockpile of books and other ‘nice' things that currently
So to aid my decsision and knock me off my perch on the fence, I ran through a quick mental checklist:
- Do I have children...? No
- Do I ever have children visiting who would enjoy the rhymes...? Very infrequently... so no
- Will I ever read the nursery rhymes to myself... ? Errr, no
- Will I ever read the nursery rhymes to my husband...??? Definitely no
- Do I like crafting ...??? Silly question - next!
- Do I want to experiment more...? Why yes, yes I do
So the answer was clear and danger averted - I chopped up the book!
I have to say the first snip was incredibly painful! It went against almost every fibre of my being and felt soooo wrong (to put this in context, my parents house is almost a library, I have a literature degree and if asked what I'd grab first in a fire, there are definately a good few books that would rate high on the list!). But after a while of just getting on with it, it actually felt quite liberating and I’d created enough nursery rhyme strips to start sticking.
Heres the results...
(Sweetheart Mobiles. Note to self, put window cleaner on the house 'to do' list asap!)
(Mini Flag Bunting)
(Whirly Twirly Whirly Mobile - or nursery mobile as I'm calling it)
They spin in a really pretty way in just the lightest of breezes. I have packaged a few of them up as a little gift box for an expecting friend. I hope she likes them.
I cant wait to see what other things I can find to chop up now!
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