Not so with this one. It kind of wrote itself, in a way.
|do they actually have a name for these cushion-tray-things?|
Take one TV-cushion-tray-thing. Take a bunch of old scraps of paper, a pair of scissors, and some glue. Sit down in front of the TV (in my case, it was a silly film called Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), and proceed to cut and stick. Afterwards, laminate and paint the wooden frame (only if you like painting wood. My husband near forbade me to do it as the tray is one of two which came from his late grandfather and for some reason he dislikes painted wood to an almost extreme degree. But I am working on that, now we're married).
|it's mine. it's not any one else's.|
Finally, brand it as yours so no one else can use it. Then promise that you'll make one for said person trying to steal usage minutes of your tray, but remain vague on the timescale involved. You never know, this might be a one-off case of finishing something within a day of starting it.
|it's the shabby-chic distressed effect of painted wood he dislikes the most|
To round things off, here are some end-of-the-month competitions for some weekend crafting:
- Punky Scraps - three October challenges to choose from: a collage, a spooky sketch, and a recipe
- True XOXO Girls - October's scraplift challenge is still open: choose one of the team's eye-catching creations as a jumping-off point
And if you're still reading, a small toot: I'm usually their video alchemist, but today I'm also being written about on Gauche Alchemy's blog.