And all the pipe cleaner animals stood erect-- a fierce wall of nylon and wire defiance--
with one voice they exclaimed, "We shall not be silenced!"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Teach Me... PLEASE!!!

I went to a friend's house over the weekend and spent the evening with his wife and kids. Since they were cooking, I thought it would be a nice gesture to bring their kids a little something in as a token of thanks. So I made each of them a Fuzzy dog and they loved them when I brought them out. Success!

But that's not it. It turns out his 9-yr old daughter and I both share a passion for crafts, and this little girl is VERY CREATIVE. Well, today, I got the following email from my friend:
"Be prepared that you will receive email from my daughter from now on. She has been hooked into your little gift. She spent most of her time trying to make the same figure that you gave to her. She was frustrated and even cried because she couldnt make it. She asked me to invite you to our house again (very soon, like next weekend) in order to teach her how to do it."
I was flattered that I could make a little girl cry (in a good way). I told my friend that I could offer her some hints and thanked him again for the wonderful evening and dinner.

A couple hours later, I received this email from guess who:
"Hi Ms.Sharon,

Can you please stop by my house for 30 minutes to teach me how to make a dog out of pipe cleaners before CHRISTMAS ?

I have about 150 pipe cleaners.

I was planning to make dogs for my relatives for christmas present. Can you e-mail me back? Please tell me what date and what time you are available."
Wow, this little girl is HARDCORE! How could I say no to that?? So this weekend, I'll be going to their house to spend a couple hours teaching her the tricks of the trade, and some of my "secrets." I should have her sign a non-disclosure agreement so she doesn't take that knowledge and outsell me in the market! =P


TheFrogBag said...

Wow, I hope I'm never competing with that kid for a job, lol! She sounds like she will go far in life. Have a good time passing pipe cleaner wisdom down to the next generation! I just hope she realizes that she may learn the craft, but must find the art on her own.

quotes and notes said...

That is just TOO cute!!! :)

Expressions By Devin said...

That is adorable!!!!

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, wow- she is one determined little girl! I think that is SO sweet!

Morrgan said...

Haha, how adorable!

pinkhoneycombs said...

This comment is only half related to this particular post...BUT! You are down and creative with pipecleaners. Awesome! Have you thought about making snowflakes with them or trees for the holiday?

EmbellishYourself said...

Aww how cute! You are so kind to teach her. Please take pics of her creations to show us!