Thursday, November 19, 2009

I could be making soap . . .

This week my studio carpet has been the recipient of many gifts from above. It’s inevitable I suppose. Making stuff seems to be one of those things that result in an accumulation of debris that collects at the lowest level due to gravity. Try as I might, the bits and pieces just can’t be contained.

Layer One – Excelsior. Something I break out of storage every now and again, until I have had enough and then it gets put away again.

Layer Two – Feathers. I use them so infrequently that I forget . . . the fluffy and floaty bits that drift so silently like snow to the ground, only it doesn’t melt. It just mingles with the excelsior from previous gravitational exercises.

Layer Three – Glitter. Yes we all know about glitter but sometimes it’s just more convenient to forget that you know. Yes, I know tomorrow people will look at me and see a speck of glitter here and there and think to themselves “She has a speck of glitter.” And they might think that I don’t know, but I do. I know there is glitter on me – here, there, and everywhere. Now it is also on the excelsior and the feathers on my carpet.

So, trying to be a diligently neat and clean creative sort of person, I ponder getting the vacuum and wonder what other occupation I could have chosen that might be easier to clean up.  Soap maker perhaps?

I did not actually vacuum, I just pondered getting it. Maybe tomorrow.


  1. ah! the glitter, once used, stays at home forever, no matter how many times you use the vacuum, no matter how often you bathe or wash clothes, there is always forever one. Manual work school would soon begin with reference to Christmas, and the presence of glitter at home, be renewed for several more months.Aah! the glitter....

  2. Hmm, the obvious answer is 'Angel Bear'...
    but knowing the antics that often happen around your house... I'm suspicious.

    I can't wait to see what you're making :)

  3. I love having things scattered all around me when I'm working on a big project! No time to clean! lol

  4. LOVE IT!! I am a glitter FREAK so I always have it on me, the tables, floor, etc.

    I just found your blog and love it!!

    I am a follower!

    Lou Cinda :)

  5. I have all that stuff on my carpet too (except the excelsior), my feathers tend to disappear either with a cat or in a cat!!!!LOL!!! Glitter, I don't know how crafters live without it that and the "sugar" are my favorites to work with....Have a super day! hugs, Jennifer : )

  6. Hi Ginger,
    I love your book shelf- My all time favorite children's book is The Secret Garden. My mother gave me my copy when I was about 8 or 9. It remains a treasured story. When my son first learned to read he learned to read " The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear" He is now an adult and I still look at that story with fond memories. I do not know the Million Dollar Bear but I will have to keep an eye out for it - it sounds like a book that my kindergarten students would love.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warmest regards,

  7. Hi Ginger, thanks for your lovely compliments last week. For Pink Saturday tomorrow, I've posted a few bears I have that I can't part with. I have more packed away that I'll post closer to Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving!


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