Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gimme a jellyfish, will you?

Guys, I had this post all planned out.
I meant to present you with some perfectly crafted jellyfish, in honour both of Mich L and Saraccino.
Now, have you ever produced an utter FAIL? I mean, something so dang bad you can't even sell it as kids' craft, recycling, upcycling or repurposing?
Check out my Jellyfish.

They jelled their way into the bin, without even getting the benefit of doubt tentacles.
After failing with model clay, I decided that one fail isn't quite enough, I had to fail with the needle felting technique, too. On the upside, I got a pretty flower and some really decent felt beads out of it! But on the whole, there will be no jellyfish in the Three Bed Semi at any point in the foreseeable future. Boy, am I cheesed off!

In order to rescue todays post, I have something that I would love to share with you all, if you'd allow me. Nothing I had planned, just one of them little LOL moments that make jellyfish seem quite unimportant, even if you've spent a whole day off on creating a jelly disaster.

The Man and I went on a little stroll today, exploring charity shops and generally enjoying the nice weather. I came home with a bag full of fun finds, he came home regretting he ever took me for a stroll. Bless his cotton socks, he took it like a man and stopped crying about an hour ago, I am SO proud of him!
To cut a long story short, when we came home, I went upstairs to change into something comfy and found this:

Brownie points if you find the kitteh. I called The Man upstairs, and I swear he did not notice her! Domestic bliss on a mad cat lady scale.

She eventually emerged, and I managed to get some shots of her and Bob which I am really proud of, for no reason whatsoever. The light played into my hands, the camera is pretty much courtesy of my insurance (hey, a D40 was all I asked for, cheers!) and the models seemed to be in the best mood ever. All I did was click, and I was blessed with pictures that, in my book, capture the very reason why we put up with hairballs, spraying, hissing, cat fights, a bannister that is reduced to a mere toothpick and no room whatsoever on the couch, bed, comfy chair and pretty much anywhere else.
Meet Erin and Bob, people.

There are two more supermodels in the house, but apparently they were unavailable for this shoot. Divas... If this wan't too much for you guys, I will happily post glamour shots of them as soon as I manage to get an appointment in. As I am writing this, Shannon (skinny black slinky cat) is trying her upmost to sit on my lap, so I reckon I might have a foot in the door.
Sorry for another utterly non- crafty post, but if anyone feels the need to say JELLYFISH anywhere near me, I swear I will hurt somebody. Badly.
Love y'all, have a great weekend!


  1. Somebody I know loves her kitties! Beautiful shots. Sweet kittens. Proud mommy!

    so sorry about the jellies. Happens to the best of us!

  2. how cute kitties you know a few days back i was going to take pic of a cat in my back yard..but she was very very proud & moody,whenever i click,she turn her face other side..oops how rude..i take several pics but not a single was i know the problem during taking pics,hmm
    well i wish you best for the jelly fishes..take care

  3. Oooooh. Sweet angels! Those pics are Cat Fancy Magazine-worthy. (You don't subscribe, do you? Just checking your level of crazy...)

    But wait, I don't see anything wrong with your jellies, are you sure they're fails? A little irridescent paint and some tassels...I like the shape and the braided edge...but you are the best judge. Someday you shall rejellify and be happy with your creation.

  4. When all else fails, post cats.

    Hey, it works for me.

    And for the record, your FAILS were pretty cute. I woulda worked it.

  5. For the record: Please post more cat pics! I love them :) (...and are also one of the bloggers who keeps posting cat pics ^^ so I don't know how much my opinion is worth on this topic ;) )

    Mh... I would have started the same way you did to create jellies. The top at first, something around it... and I am also not sure why it should be a fail. Okay, if something don't fit the picture in my head I am disapointed and sniffing... although other people can't understand it. But sometimes the view of others is helping to see potential one misses (while still sniffing to take me as an example ^^).

    baking, painting... and the head shapes would be finished :) drilling in the middle... so that one could add tentacles... mh... my idea.

    But you know what? The shape would also be cool as little knobs!

    And when you have the desire to hurt me for writing jellyfish: You know where Leipzig is, I have cats and coffee here! :)

  6. Oh my, your cats are so, so beautiful!

  7. OMG, I LOVE your cats, they are gorgeous (and you have two more? Sigh...)!!! Yes, I agree with the readers above; post more cat pics, and I'll be a happy bunny :) Anyways, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog xx