Actually, there is probably no science in it really, but it IS a craft experiment. Me, I am a thinker, an ideas person and fairly useless with my hands. But it's 2009, I have enthusiasm, I have a few skerricks of time and a lovely, lovely craft book.
EVERYONE has been blogging about Pip Lincolne's book Meet Me at Mikes 25 Fun and Crafty Projects. Slightly confused as there is actually 26 in the book. Anyway, everyone has been blogging about it. Is it as good as they all say, actually yes, it's wonderful - it's a collection of patterns, how tos, and projects to be attempted by anyone.
I HEAR that call people. So here is my science experiment: I am testing the hypothesis that everyone can craft. To some degree. I told my friend of my venture and she said 'but you are sausage fingers! You don't craft!". THAT IS NOW INCORRECT, I AM CRAFTING. I am going to do all 26 craft projects and blog the results. I WAS going to start from 1 and work my way through to 26, but noting that number 3 is a crocheted panda and considering at this point that I can't crochet a square (but I eventually will), I have decided to be less ambitious and start small. My first project will be revealed shortly, which after a trip to Spotlight to buy some supplies (including my first ever pair of fabric scissors) I am equipped and ready to begin. Hopefully before the end of the Easter Break.
Yes, so far in the experiment we are at the following update: I went to a mega Spotlight, bought supplies, made a dick of myself* joined their club , had my first sewing lesson with Kirsty, a loan of a sewing machine and now Bec and I will be having regular Saturday Morning sewing classes with Amy and picked the first project. Further updates to follow.
(*by being lazy, avoiding queues and overwhelmed by choice, I asked if they had any precut fabric or fabric scrap bags and the staff member looked at me like the idiot I am. Apparently the answer to that is No)