Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Re-kindled love.

Oh dear Fimo, you came into my life when I was at the tender age of 8. I loved and adored you, I collected your every variation- “brights”, “fluros” and my all time favourite Glow-in-the-dark. I lovingly moulded you into creations that adorned the ears of my mother and provided many people with super lovely presents (like little glow-in-the-dark cat figures).

During my turbulent teens I let you slowly decay and harden in my toy room until the day I resurrected you only to find that your once malleable form now crumbled in my hands.

You do not know the delight I experienced when I glanced upon your bright form in Lincraft the other day. We’ve both changed a lot since I was 8 – I have matured and aged where you have clearly improved over time by now expressing a flamboyant side by including Glitter in your form and a new “softness” never experienced before (no longer requiring many hours of kneading). Yet your familiarity is still there, including your glow-in-the-dark gloriousness.

Let us never part again – friends and family, prepare yourselves for an onslaught of glow-in-the-dark cat figures this Christmas!
and little girlie brooches!


pepper said...

CUUUTE! I've made my spiral earrings from fimo, but only now realise the possibilities!
x Pepper

Kylie said...

So cute! Those girlies are delicious! I just recently started using fimo too but first time experiments... not your practised hand. It's like riding a bike I guess?
:) K

lisa :: the red thread said...

I've just bought some fimo too and can't wait to use it.
In the eighties (probably when you were in kindergarten!) I used to sell fimo jewellery at markets. I'm soo glad to hear that it doesn't need all that kneading any more.