sigyn is good at crafts

I Should Have Eggspected This…

Great Frigga’s Hairpins!  We arrived home after our adventures to find the humans up to their beady eyeballs in preparations for their annual Eater Bunny festivities.

Sigyn and I have been involved with these before.  Do you remember, my love, the year we made all the colorful eggs?   It looks as if the human female is going to decorate some more this year.

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Hey!  do not dye this green egg.  It is perfect already!

Well, isn’t this clever?  Instead of pots of messy dye, she has obtained small, plastic “sleeves” which may be placed around the eggs.  A judicious application of heat, either hot water or hot air, shrinks the sleeves around the eggs in the blink of an eye.  No muss, no fuss!

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The human female has a superabundance of hot air, so I believe we have all the necessities to begin.

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Sigyn has, after casting her eye on the green one that I want, chosen the floral band for her egg.

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Whooosh!   Rrrrr!  Well done!

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Now it is my turn!  Sigyn’s was the teensiest smidge askew.  Mine will be perfect.

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It is just possible that this is more difficult than it looks.

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Don’t just stand there, dearest.  Go get the scissors!

I suppose I really shouldn’t have expected anything different when the Eater Bunny festival falls on April Fool’s Day.

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Halloween Aftermath, Part II: Fold, Flip, Fold, Fold, Ta Da!

Sigyn is still on her Oriental kick.  She has let me put the flowery parasol away (thank the Norns!) and now has me helping her practice her origami.  We established long ago that her skills are far superior to mine.

Truly, she does not need any help.  I can’t make heads nor tails out of valley folds and mountain folds and all the various dotted lines.  Nope, she folded up this feline all on her own.  

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Well done, my love!  That is a most superior cat!  It certainly has the Terror Twins beat in the shedding, clawing, and leaving odiferous deposits in the sandbox departments.

What is that, my love?  Have you folded yourself a regal throne? Or is it a flower of some sort?

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Ah.  Angle of viewing makes all the difference in the world.

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Jumbo wanna peanut?

Sigyn had no trouble folding that prodigious pachyderm.  Now she is trying her hand at miniature origami.  Pfft!  Anyone can fold big things!  The real skill is in the tiny stuff.

Baldurs biscuits!  That is indeed a diminutive member of the Gruiformes.

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And this one is even smaller!   I am suitably impressed.

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Show me again how to fold one?

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I always go wrong when it comes to the beaky end of things….

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