Well, I'm running a little late this week... you knows how it goes.
But, this is exciting. This weekend, during a visit home, I walked in the door and was immediately greeted by the sight of one of my earliest crafty endeavors. Meet... the purple paper mache easter bunny, circa approximately 1985.
This guy was a pretty prototypical childhood paper mache project- there are a couple balloons in there, tissue paper, paste, some googly eyes, cut up egg cartons, pipecleaners, and so on. What I think is amazing is that he is a testament to the sheer staying power of properly preserved combinations of paper and glue. Seriously... he looks basically identical to how he looked on the day of his birth. He has slightly crossed eyes, lovely pink and purple shading, and sprongy little whiskers. He's sort of in need of a patch job in a few places, but you know, like a few grey hairs- I think it makes him look distinguished.