With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would take myself off and do a little festive crafting, to wit cracker making, after I heard that the world famous Kirsty Wiseman was doing a “demo” at our local craft shop Domino Crafts. I have seen Kirsty so many times on the tele that it was like “crafting with the stars” for me, and I have to admit I was a little star struck.
So mahosssiveely star struck was I, that I was too embarrassed to ask if I could have my photograph taken with her …… what am I like?
I found that I had to robustly concentrate, as I am not a natural crafter, and my lack of dexterous fingers for the fiddly bits tends to put me at a slight disadvantage …. …… but Kirsty was a most generous and patient teacher and did not move on until I had managed to complete any stage that I found a little taxing, especially when I had to use a pokey tool.
I am embarrassed to say that I did get a bit crossed eyed (never a good look) when it came to tying the ends of my cracker, but I am nothing but tenacious and finally got there, and blushed a little when Kirsty praised the neatness and evenness of my bows……
…… and said that as a glue gun novice I had a natural affinity and flair when it came to making “faux” pearls and embellishments! And my finished effort, my first ever cracker ???????
Well, I felt mahoooooosively proud! …… I am not sure that I feel confident enough in my new found skills to go into mass cracker production for our festive festivities at Castle Greysquirrell this year ….. but, I think I will carefully undo one of the ends and put two small trinkets in for Darrell and Nigel so that they can pull it together on Christmas morning. I can’t thank Kirsty enough ….. I still can’t believe I have actually crafted with a proper TV star …. and made something that was recognisable!!!