I have been sooooooo slow at getting things blogged recently, I stayed with Marc back in August and only now am I showing you what we got up to, how rude!
Firstly …… Marc introduced me to the art of cooking chicken in the “London Style”, you can imagine all childish giggling that ensued, especially when I asked innocently how/where I should insert the onion (for flavour) and the accompanying stuffing, after giving it a good buttery massage, while being closely scrutinised by Marc …….. we are sooooo bad together! And then, naturally I had to introduce Marc to drinking vodka and coke Las Vegas style …….
I digress …… so, back in August we decided to get Marc’s Melting Pot out, something I have always been curious about, but never quite managed to get in my online shopping basket …..
We both wanted to experiment with using it with coloured UTEE to faux solder simple microscope slides decorations, especially as Marc had every colour under the sun to colour the UTEE, that’s so Marc!!!!
The idea was to sandwich a piece of decorative paper between two microscope slides and then dip each side into the UTEE to create a faux solder all the way round.
However, Marc and I are both very good at getting distracted by other things along the way and going off on tangents, we are also TOTALLY undisciplined when it comes to getting things out when we are crafting ….. and before we knew it Marc’s lounge was covered with all the things he wanted to show me and that we oooowed and ahhhed over as only crafters do!!!!
I was very impressed at our very first attempts , the UTEE was easy to use and the effect pleasingly “rough/rustic” …..
…… with more practice I know I could improve my “technique”. Once the “solder” was set (almost instantly), I fiddlefarted with embellishing the glass and wrapping coloured wire round the slides …. all very amateur …but this really was “playing on the hoof”, with both of us firing ideas at each other, ten to the dozen.
Since I have come home Marc and I have talked/planned a lot about what we want to try next time with Marc’s Melt Pot. I especially want to try making UTEE cubes that contain little treasures using an ice cube tray ….. so I think my suitcase will be full of purposeful bits and pieces now that I have a clearer idea about what I can do with UTEE, rather than clothes ….. but since we spend most of our time lounging in our pyjamas anyway …… I don’t think I will miss them!
And now, going off on a tangent ….these are just a few of the decorative pins Marc has made, they are soooooo beautiful, and each one different ….. I have a few that I keep on my treasure shelf in my dining room in little bottles …… I love them so much.
And this is a card that Marc ‘just’ knocked up on his first attempt of using his new Karen Burniston Sizzix Album, Accordion Flip 3-D die Item # 658035. Marc is very into his 3D and pop up dies/cards. I am afraid they are a little beyond me ….. and too much work, all those sides to fill!!!!!!! I tell Marc that his need to construct is a “man thing”!!!
Oh, and how was the chicken? …….. Nom, nom, nom …… although Marc didn’t actually have any as he is a veggie!!! Happy, happy days!