The Gallery: I made this

In the last few years there’s been a real renaissance in the stuff our mums did – and our grandmothers. The stuff that our mums probably decided after a while was actually a bit uncool, and gave up doing in favour of more convenient ways of getting through life. You know, buying cakes instead of making them, picking up a nice dress in M&S rather than running one off the Singer…

But now this stuff is all coming back – baking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, restoring furniture and upcycling it. Everyone is making stuff.

Everyone except me. I don’t make stuff. I don’t like making stuff. I don’t want to make stuff. I simply can’t remember the last time I made something. And I’m not even bothered.

But I did make something. In fact, I made three rather amazing somethings.

I made this boy.

And this boy.

And this girl.

This post was inspired by a prompt on The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers.Β To see people who have actually done clever stuff with cakes and that, pop on over and have a look.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Yes,I too don’t really make stuff so I also decided my best achievement was my daughter! Creation of the most amazing kind!

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  2. I did the same take on the prompt! I do like making stuff, I just don’t like all the mess it makes in the process and I hate clearing it all up afterwards even more!

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  3. Don’t really make stuff here either – it always goes wrong and ends up in the bin!

    Just this morning I’ve bought cupcakes from the supermarket – I’m planning on removing them from the packaging, placing in a baking tin and pretending that I made them!!

    Agree wholeheartedly that our children are the best thing we’ve made ever!!

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  4. Awww that’s lovely. I nearly did a similar thing because my creative skills are non-existent too πŸ™‚

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  5. Thats very true- I’d never thought about how making stuff is now cool again, there was definitely a period where ready made had become the done thing! I think you have made some fabulous children! πŸ™‚

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  6. Ha ha I do make stuff but funnily enough had I done this weeks Gallery I would have written virtually the same post!

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  7. Thanks very much, everyone! They are amazing creations – a lot harder work than some cupcakes, that’s for sure!
    I thought I’d been totally original writing about the kids, but it seems lots of people have done it.
    Izzie – you made me laugh with your cupcakes! I would just present them in the packet, wouldn’t even go to the trouble of pretending I’d made them (nobody would believe me anyway!).

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