I had this crazy idea to facilitate Window Wanderland AND write a witty blog at the same time….. ha ha
In making a flyer for the event I realised that I needed an image with no copyright issues. So out come the scissorhands and tissue paper.
Then I discovered the next day that when tissue paper meets condensation it shrinks, and when the heating is on it looks like this. It was lovely to watch as the tissue paper wafted royally in the heat from the radiator.
Some cultures, like the Netherlands, leave their curtains open at night for historical reasons, whereas in this country we tend to shut out the night, so it felt quite strange to open my curtains at first . Then, as I got used to it, I noticed that hardly anyone looks in anyway – they are too busy to notice.
But on February 7th this will all change!
Last week I got some long chains of netting from the scrap store and some toilet roll insides. I made a curtain from the net to see what it looked like with things hung on.
This flower is made from toilet roll and tissue paper, in true Blue Peter style..
Cut up a loo roll and colour the edges.
Stick the tissue paper onto the bottom and stick together with sellotape. Easy!!
One thing that is for sure, my five year experiment to see if my windows self-clean has shown that they don’t!! This really shows in these photos…
My kids were not exactly desperate to help out with Window Wanderland until I said “Who wants to help me light all the candles in the house?”, which even got them away from their screens! There is a pyromanic in all of us.
Please note that with my Health & Safety hard hat on: do not light candles without serious care and attention.
Flower Fairy lights make a lovely display.
This is a picture that my son Harri made, inspired by artist Gale Kaseguma.
It was made with tissue paper, glue stick and black paper. The tricky thing was how to light it, as the room lights were not enough. We had to move a light to shine directly behind it in order for it to show up.
If you could see what I could see, when I’m cleaning windows…