Friday, January 23, 2009

Very Crafty

Hi Dear Ones! I wanted to show you a little lamp I found at a very discounted price last year at Hobby Lobby. Now I love the roosters and this was just the cutest little thing.
This is a very small little lamp and just as cute as a button. ;)
See that little olden looking face? I just had to have him, but something was missing. You know, the lamp just needed something.

Now before I go on...let me warn you! This craft is not for the novice crafter. This craft should only be performed by the most experienced crafters around. So if you're not accustomed to 'do it yourself' kinds of things, maybe you should leave now. Just know you've been warned!
I have begun to gather my supplies. I realized the missing something was trim around the lampshade! Again, be very careful. This is very difficult.

Oh, my goodness! There is my glue gun and glue sticks. I must warn you about glue guns if you're not familiar with them. They get extremely hot and you could get electrocuted. You can burn your fingers so badly and be injured for life! Now are you sure you want to continue here? I'm warning you, dear not so crafty ones!
Stand back! Iwill put the glue stick into the glue gun and I will gently plug it up! Don't have wet hands! This is where caution is so important! Be so very careful!
Oh, now it's time to really get down to the business of putting the trim around the edge of the lampshade. This is very difficult! You have to be so careful! First you put just a little dab of glue on the lampshade and then place the trim on top of the glue and hold it down very carefully for a few seconds until it dries! Now be careful! You can really burn your little dainty creamy fingers!

You continue gluing and pressing all the way around the edge as shown until you meet up with where you started! You have to be so careful to make sure you've placed the trim straight and not wocky jawed! That's where being an experienced crafter comes in handy.
Okay, now for another very tricky and dangerous act. Very gently unplug the glue gun from the wall socket! Don't just grab and yank! Many eyes have been put out that way! The plug can fly right up to your face and poke your eyes out! Yes, it's happened before. I kid you not! The plug has left many a scar on beautiful faces, too! So very gently unplug...please! Now set the glue gun down on it's little rest thingy and let it cool! Don't touch it! You'll permanently damage your fingers!
Whew! That was making me so nervous! I'm so glad that part is done! Now, I really do try to take care of any leftover supplies so this is what I do with my leftover trim. Since the edges will ravel out all over the place, I take my tape in the olden tape dispenser and and tape it over the edges just like I've shown you here. Somehow tape that is in an olden tape dispenser works best. Again, if you're not familiar with crafting, maybe you shouldn't try this.
All finished! Isn't this the most professional looking job you've ever seen? And it was oh so difficult, but I wanted to share my expertise with you darlings.
Uh oh! Well, I am such an experienced crafter and all, but in my hurriedness I forgot to iron my trim! Oh, my goodness! I'm a failure! I've let you down! See that little cowlick? For shame on me! I do believe I've blown my experienced crafter image! :(
Well, cowlick or not, my job is done! My little rooster lamp sits proudly on my kitchen counter to light the way for someone stumbling through the kitchen at night time.
As I said in the beginning, this job is only for the experienced ones. Don't try this all by yourself! You could really hurt yourself or burn down the house or even be dead! Please don't be intimidated by what I can do ~ I am very crafty and very creative and just wanted to throw this out to you experienced ones just in case you thought you would like to try this too! Remember, safety first! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;) now you know I was just kidding!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You can climb a mountain
You can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire
But you'll never be free
You can shake me up
Or I can break you down
Whoa-o-o-o-, whoa-o-o-o-
We can make each other happy
(Repeat entire 3 times more)
You can jump into the fire
sung by Harry Nilsson