I've loved Fimo since I was a kid. I still have some ornaments that I made when I was about 10 years old. I'd made them as Chrissie decorations for my great grandmother. After she passed away they came back to me. Now I bring them out at Christmas time.
So I found a super cool tutorial via Pinterest by Vicki Brown Designs on making polymer clay handles for crochet hooks. How about that? Combine my love of Fimo AND crochet! Find a way to incorporate a glass of wine and Zac Efron and I'm in heaven!
Soft gooey fimo, a knife and a wooden table. What could possibly go wrong?
Yes. I did actually sit and roll all those little balls.
See all that yellow? Sonofagun No. 2 wanted to make a mini Pikachu. Then got bored and made Things. Apparently they were bazookas and snail poo. He doesn't know what a bazooka is, but thinks the word sounds cool.
I also cleaned up my stash and added my new yarn. It looks like bright lollies!
And also tidied up my cotton yarn basket in readiness for placemat making...
From the nearby sports fields I can hear the blare of sirens from local AFL footie games.
The sun is warming enough to comfort, and the birdlife has being singing happily all day.
I've had all the doors and windows flung open wide to catch soft autumn leaf breezes and with it the sound of birdsong through the house.
I've got tonight's dinner in the oven. BBQ Curry.
We had a barbie last night for dinner. A couple of steaks, sausages and BBQ'd onion was leftover. One of our favourite dinners is a curry made with the leftover meat from the previous nights barbie. It's sitting in the oven cooking slowly until the meat melts in your mouth!
Then we'll dollop on some greek yoghurt and crunch on some pappadums!
I was also inspired by Jamie Oliver's Southern Fried Chicken Recipe. I was lucky enough to be given his Comfort Food book for Christmas.
The first step is to brine the chicken!
I've never made a brine before but it's made the kitchen smell mouthwatering! Now it's sitting happily in the fridge overnight until the buttermilk stage tomorrow morning!
I think this week may be Melbourne's last hurrah for nice weather before the colder months start to sneak in. I'm contemplating taking the Sonofaguns on a trip to the Bellarine Peninsula on Tuesday as it heats up towards 27 degrees.
It's mid term holidays for the next two weeks. I'm off work to stay with the boys. I'm not complaining! In between trips out where they whinge about wanting to stay home, or days at home when they complain of being bored, I look forward to lots of crochet time!
OK, the dulcet tones of screaming from the loungeroom means it's time to stop Sonofagun No.2 from jumping on Sonofagun No.1's spine...
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