Saturday, August 17, 2013

How To Cure A Grump!

I'm not normally prone to grumps.  I actually have a reputation at work for being cheery and positive but this afternoon I had a bad case of the grumps.  Caused by the bad parking of a man outside my house as I arrived home from town.  By the time I had called said man back from down the road, explained the error of his ways to him and demanded asked politely that he re-park taking up the space of just one car instead of the 2 and 1/2  he was currently using, I was in grump zone.

After having tea and chocolate (Green and Blacks of course) I tackled my grump.  Here are the instructions should you have a grump that needs tackling too.

1.  Take some cheery fabric and a plain wooden bangle.


2.  Cut cheery fabric into strips and wrap round bangle.


3.  Take some variegated viscose thread and some pretty ribbon




4.  Wrap ribbon and thread over fabric


5.  Banish 'helpful' cat from the room and ignore the protests from the other side of the door (please note this step can be omitted if you don't have a similar helper!)


6.  Rummage through bead stash and stitch beads over joins on bangle (avoiding sticking blunt end of needle into your finger if at all possible - ouch).


7.  Sit back and admire the finished bangle.


Quite a productive way to cure a grump I think!  (I wonder if I could sell these and make money from a grump - now there's a thought!)

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11 comments:

Debs Dust Bunny said...

What a lovely way to banish the grumps!

Celia Hart said...

That's really very very pretty indeed! I'm quite a fan of statement bangles, especially as I love earrings but think that statement necklaces worn with earrings can look a bit OTT - if you know what I mean.

Making mental note to acquire plain wooden bangles.
C xx

Anna said...

A most attractive bangle Su - now just attempting to make such an item would put me in a huge grump but chocolate would definitely bring me out of it :)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

That's a great way to deal with grumps, I must try this! x

Jo said...

It's wonderful, it would definitely bring me out of a grump, though the chocolate probably would too. And what about your gorgeous little helper, banished to the other side of the door, no wonder he/she protested.

Toffeeapple said...

I definitely think that you would be onto a winner if you made and sold those. Very pretty indeed.

marigold jam said...

I agree with all the others on this - it is a wonderful way to cure the grumps and to finish up with something worthwhile too! That fabric immediately reminded me of Gudrun!!

Gina said...

Very pretty... although I've given up trying to make money from things that I make.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What a perfect way to banish your discombobulation ...love it!

CATHY DANIEL said...

What a fab way to cure the grumps - though I think you just passed them on to the cat, really! I bet you could sell loads of these - they're lovely! xCathy

driftwood said...

inconsiderate parking is so frustrating....... glad you are ok now x