Besides writing fifty billion books, being Aunty Fabulous, and studying, I also make things. With help on the side from Mime.
So, in order to bring our wondrous creations to the eyes of the waiting world, we acquired a market stall and launched our business:
We are also unoriginal.
But hey! This time, we have enlisted the help of our older sister. It was a threesome effort. I worked. Mime split between working and talking. And Rachel talked. We
survived manned our stall brilliantly, with only minor freaking out when the wind blew and our work tangled in a destroying mass.
(Minor here being a word which means: cait running around in frantic tears while Mime untangles fishing line and Rachel says “If I hear the word sorry one more time, I’ll smack both you around the ears!” Sorry is cait’s default word.)
And there you have it! We make origami paper crane mobiles and kusudama balls! Kusudama balls aren’t strictly origami (we use hot glue), but I’m quite addicted to making them. My room is strung with two sagging lines loaded with them. They’re pretty sturdy. Rachel pointed out to one prospective buyer that you could throw them at a person and they wouldn’t break.
The prospective buyer didn’t…buy.
But it was an excellent illustration and very true.
Being our first market (and the business has just launched) we’re in experimenting zone. Figuring out what kind of mobiles people like best. The first to go was a great favourite: a Cat In The Hat mobile.
Yes, I cut up books and old music. Please, don’t hurt me.
This is another favourite…made from old music!
And who doesn’t like a splosh of colour?!
This one is made from a nursery rhyme book illustrated by Quentin Blake! It’s pretty cool (just sayin’).
Now is the perfect opportunity to pop over to our facebook page and hit that gorgeous little “like” button. And of course, if you want to buy from us, feel free to throw an email to notebooksisters(at)gmail(dot)com. Question away in the comments!
And there you have it — official proof that cait does MORE then just write. Though, I’ll say again, that Mime does a tremendous lot of folding. I do more of the assembling. And I’m the lucky one who keeps the mobiles-in-progress hanging in my room. My room looks very colourful and lively.
My nephew and niece also highly approve of our business. At least I can say, each mobile is baby-tested. The 2 year old says, “Dat’s bootiful.” And the 4 month old says, “Ra!” I’m pretty sure that means they both adore them (or what to eat them, either way).
If you had a go at our Quotable Thursday Challenge, you all did pretty amazing! No one managed to guess every single one, but between all of you, they all did get a name (eventually!). Treskie and Krazy did the best, naming 5 out of 7! Clever little blogglings, you.
So? Curious? Here are the answers!
1. The Princess Bride
2. The Hunger Games (yep, Peeta’s words!)
3. The Bad Beginning (by Lemony Snicket!)
4. Where The Wild Things Are
6. The Hobbit (by JRR Tolkien)
7. Peter Pan and Wendy