In a departure from my normal nonsense with words, I’m going to do something a little different with this post. This post is going up on Father’s Day and will be a little showcase of an arts and crafts project, that’s going to be a gift for my dad. I’m not very artistically talented but I do really enjoy playing around and making things. It gives me a chance to indulge my ever growing obsession with glitter (don’t ask…seriously). This year I decided to make my dad some personalised take-away carrier bags. To the outside observer an odd choice, but there’s always madness to my method. Trust me, there’s logic to this.
My sister recently moved in with her long term boyfriend into this wonderful little house…around the corner from the home she came from. She’s very self sufficient but she is the youngest child and the only girl, so she gets treated a little differently. My mother jokes that she’s always had us boys wrapped around her finger and it’s never been more evident than from her loving dad.
My dad’s become a bit of a ‘domestic goddess’ since retirement and does the vast majority of any cooking in the house. We’ve all got a few favourite dishes that he does but the one that we all share is his stir fry. Chicken of beef, rice or noodles, it’s always beautiful. My darling sister seems to have a sense when he’s making one and always seems to make an appearance. She never stays for dinner, just puts in a request for have some boxed up and brought over to her. My dad complies. My brother visited home on his birthday, stayed for a nice dinner and of course had a cake. My sister appeared with Birthday wishes, never stayed for dinner but did put in a request for some cake to be brought over to her. My dad complied. It’s jaw dropping but always funny.
I’ve been joking for a while now that he should be charging for delivery and it’s from that joke I sparked on the idea to get him take-away carrier bags. I know that the gift will go down well but a batch of plain bags seems so impersonal. That’s where the arts and crafts come in.
As you can see I have creative ideas but the execution is a little less than artistic. It doesn’t stop me from playing around. I really do enjoy making a mess in the pursuit of creating something. It also gives me a chance to annoy my darling baby sister which I do so enjoy. This one was is my favourite
I hope you lovely readers have enjoyed this change of pace from the written whimsy I usually post. If you’re aching for a bit of poetry check out today’s earlier post, it’s a personal Father’s Day poem. If you liked this showcase then you’ll be glad to know that I have a couple from last year I was planning on writing.
Happy Father’s Day!
Cameron D Hamilton