As promised, we did some papermaking.
Using the leftover paper pulp from Thursday's school session, we took ourselves outside and got busy.
1. First prepare your pulp. Soak ripped up newspaper for at least 24 hours in a bucket of water, then blitz it with an electric hand blender (this will ruin your blender BTW!). 2. Take your papermaking frame (cobbled together from a couple of cheapo Ikea frames and some spare netting). 3. Dip the frame down into a bowl of paper pulp and give it a wiggle. 4. Lift out and remove spare pulp from around the frame. 5. Quickly tip the frame over onto a J-cloth on a tray. 6. Using a piece of board press down firmly on the frame to squeeze out the water. 7. Lay your paper out to dry .8. You will have far more paper pulp than you ever thought possible so strain the rest through a teatowel and squeeze out all the water 9. Make yourself some models with the rest - these should take about 15 years to dry!!
Now for some 'normal' stuff.
The Raiders' of the Box parcel arrived in Moogshouse this week - I was sooo excited!! The box is starting to look very well travelled :)
I did some choosing and spent ages agonising over what to take out and what to put in!
Trashy, I took the butter muslin! What was the question?
Postie also delivered this gorgeous Little Girl from Jodie. Isn't she lovely?
She's my next sewing project, once I've sent Michaela's blanket on it's way :)
Thank you so much Jodie - I love her and can't wait to see what she says!
Moving on to the weather now.
Did you imagine for a moment there that autumn had arrived?
Yup, me too!
This weekend has been one of the sunniest and warmest this year.
To celebrate, we have all ventured out into the garden.
Some of us even managed a spot of sunbathing!
Now then folks. Y'know that sometimes even the best ideas have their issues?
Well here's a thing.....I don't like to think of myself as a quitter. I do tend to get very excited about things and get maybe a little too obsessed...and then burn out.
.....(embarrassed cough)......I've decided to draw the Geek League to a close sooner than initially planned. Mainly 'cos I want to get back to my normal bloggy wittering and maybe do some sewing rather than spend hours on the 'puter looking for geeky stuff. I'm also waaaay behind on reading all your lovely blogs.
Therefore, the League will conclude on 30th September rather than 31st October. Yippeee!!!
That way we can all get back to 'normal' and leave the geekery to others.........like him:
Note : I have not mentioned anything about the Geek League to Monster. I was therefore very surprised when he brought these toy glasses downstairs yesterday and commenced to wrap them with Sellotape.
I asked him what he was doing.
'Making myself some Geek glasses, Mum!'
Don't know where he gets it from!!!!