Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Saw . . .I Conquered!

I'm almost embarrassed to show you this project .  . . but as I say that, I realized that I am posting it -- and only I am in control of that -- so the embarrassment factor must be relatively low!  What I should say is, I see room for improvement!

The color of the picture is a bit distorted -- but the idea was there!  Can you tell what these are?  If you said, "Some type of tool" then you are right!  They are saws!

It's "Tool Time with Dad" today at school and I thought I'd make this as a treat.  Sounds easy enough -- but then the trouble begin!

I don't have a tool cookie cutter.

I looked at all of the places by me -- you know, the convenient places.  They don't have anything.  Really, did I think they would?  The answer to that is, "Yes!  I did!"  But, they didn't!

I finally found a place that carried tool cookie cutters.  They weren't that expensive -- and that's the point.  I really didn't want to drive ALL the way over there.  Miles, I'm tellin' ya -- for a $2.00 cookie cutter!

Lesson is this:  drive for the cookie cutter -- and plan on buying a few other things too!

I solve my dilemma, I go to the "web" and I find a picture of a saw; maneuver it to the size I think I want;  place the image on a plastic lid (like a sour cream container); draw around it; cut it out; and use the negative image as my guide to cut around it 20 times!  That's right!  I don't think that sounds like fun anymore either!

Now I have the saw cookies.

They have to be decorated.  When do I start that?  That's right!  Like a good mom -- at night.  When the stores are closed!  Because do I really like the color of brown I have?  No.  Can I change it?  No.  How do I know this?  I TRIED!!!!!  The answer really is no!  So I use the "chocolate brown" that I don't like. 

Can I make the saw part the color I like?  Yes.  But is that enough for my daughter, who, before bed says this to me;  "Mom, are you talented enough to make the metal part of the saw shiny looking?"  What she meant was, "do you have sprinkles to put on these?"  As any mom would say, "Yes, baby, I can!"  If that's what she wants, then I'll do my best.

Consequently, my frosting color and my sprinkles made for some interesting combinations.  But do you know what she said when she saw the saws?  "Oh mom!  These are just PERFECT!  Great job!"

When I was teaching I would say, "It's not the product, it's the process."  I totally learned some things this go-round; and you know what?  I think I like the saws even better now!

1 comment:

  1. Your kids are so lucky to have such an ambitious mom willing to put the time into making such special treats! Thanks for sharing!