Tuesday, November 16, 2010

bored

A customer left behind an old
 Better Homes and Gardens.
I read the crafty bits .
I tore out the recipes I liked .

What else was there for me to do ?

My job is boring sometimes .

23 comments:

The Rusty Teapot said...

Hi Clare, theres no stopping your creative mind is there. Spray it white and add some GLiTTeR and theres your Christmas table decoration! Actually thats not a bad idea, might have a go at a few tomorrow! thanks for the inspiration!

CurlyPops said...

At least you have a pretty christmas tree now!

NessaKnits said...

Just so clever. I probably have 100 BH&G, but I'm not sacrificing any!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I want your job!

Think of it as doing your bit for the environment - recycled Christmas trees. I bet you could sell them....

nicole said...

ha ha i LOVE these! haven't seen one in years!
wish someone would leave a nice, big, thick magazine around when i was working ha!

Posie Patchwork said...

He he he, fun & festive all at the same time, wrap some tiny tinsel on it, voila, desk tree decoration, love Posie

Jindi's Cottage said...

Ha ha ha...love it...recycling and boredom busting at the same time...yep, a bit tinsel and you'll have the desk christmas tree that everyone else will wish they had!

quilary said...

If you get even more bored, glue on two arms with hands , a foam ball head, some hair, paint red all over, glue on a half paper doiley collar around the neck, glue on a christmas card so the hands are holding it - and there you have a Christmas Caroler!

Sarah Craig said...

Boy, that's a blast from the past! I remember making those out of old Reader's Digests and painting them to use as Christmas tree table toppers!

Maria said...

Well that's better then throwing it in the bin. maybe you could take a stitchery.

Sue said...

Hmmm, that'd be a change from drawing all over my desk blotter!

Maggey and Jim said...

I wouldn't say you were bored but creative........
Maggey

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Clare, that is such a clever idea. I saw one years ago, painted green and with some decos glued on. Makes a beaut table centrepiece. I like the other comment about painting it white, too. :-)

Sarah said...

Wow you must have been bored for a long time! It's very effective and very suitable for this time of year. Perhaps you could make a forest of them this week?

Melody said...

This brings back memories for me too. I remember making them with kids as a parent helper in a grade one class. The kids quickly became bored to I folded thousands of pages.

Daffycat said...

In grade school we did one of those similar to what Quilary said but painted it gold, added a halo and made it into a Christmas angel.

Robyn said...

I've never seen this done before and if this is what you do when you're bored your creative mind must never rest :). Spray it with glitter, thread a string through the middle if you can and it would make a nice mobile to hang in the shop or the shop window. Lol, string some pom poms off the bottom 'branches' and it will look like it's dancing in the breeze.

Liz said...

Clare--That is so creative. What is your boring job.?It obviously gets the creative juices flowing. A tutorial perhaps?Lots of suggestions(very clever) from others about what to do with it.

Natalie Ross said...

can you sneak a sewing machine in your handbag?? Do you think they will notice you stitching away at work?? Just put a silencer on it. That should take care of the boredom love. Better still you can come and help me! YAY...:-)

Nat :-) P.S My new do is doing the do!! Lookin' hot...LOL

Vegas Vip said...

Its obvious to get bored out doing a single work continuously. But try to bring some changes in your work. Its necessary.

Shirlwin said...

A new slant on an old saying ..."bordeom behets creativity" :)
There are some very creative replies as well.

Impact said...

The decoration done by you is quite attractive. Coming to your point, I think you should introduce some innovative efforts in your work to get rid of this boring work.

Stormy Days said...

Everyone seems to know how you did that. I've never seen that before, how did you do it? Cute, I would paint and glitter it.