Conversation with Kadie (3.75 years old)this morning…


Kadie: chatter chatter chatter… the cat makes flowers. And mum, you love flowers!

Me: Yes I do

Kadie: So you can get married!

Me: Can I?

Kadie: Yes, you can, Dad’s going to marry you

Me: Is he?

Kadie: Dad’s going to marry you because you’re my friend (You’re my friend also means I like/love you)

Me: I don’t want to get married Kadie

Kadie: (I could see the cogs turning) But Poppop married his mom (mom/wife/girl are all interchangeable)

Me: Yes. But I’m happy not being married. Will it make me a better mum?

Kadie: Yes! It will make you a princess!

Me: I’m already a princess

Kadie: No you’re not! (laughs) you don’t have a dress

Me: This is so disturbing…


To make this easier let me illustrate the chain of thought there:

Flowers -> Wedding -> parents married -> because their parents are married -> being married is important -> because it makes you a princess -> who have dresses.


I love the way the mind of a 3.75 year old works! I’m just vaguely disturbed by the correlation of some of items in this conversation….


Forever Flowers

July 17, 2011

Latest craft project? Crepe-paper flowers that will last forever!

Saw this on Martha Stewart. The original post suggests making hair barrettes with them but I haven’t got that far yet.

Step 1 – I cut tear-shaped pieces of paper (3) and heart-shaped bits (12)

Step 2 – Then I wrapped the heart-shaped pieces around the tear-shaped ones until they roughly resemble a rose. (hint – you can roll the edges around pencils to make them curl)

Step 3 – I added smaller green bits for leaves

Step 4 – Using florist wire, I secured the rose and then attached it to a skewer.

Step 5 – I wrapped florist tape around the wire and skewer

They look great like this and I also made a snowdrop after seeing this photo.

I then got some resin from Bunnings. Specifically called Kleer Kast (liquid diamond embedding resin). Following the directions I mixed it in a tin can and slowly dipped the flowers in the resin

I stood them up in a cardboard box and let them dry over night. The resin in the tin reacted quickly and 20 minutes later I couldn’t use it. I had made another batch of flowers but they’ll have to wait for next time.

I’ll be applying a second coat but this is what they look like already.