Friday, June 04, 2010

Crafting with Mellon

Ok, so the title is a smidge misleading. There is no crafting involved unless you consider stabbing a candle crafting. So I have these candles, right?
And they're nice enough. But one day I found myself getting fidgety after having been kept on hold by the doctor's office for 10 minutes. So, I did what any other completely sane person would do in that predicament: I repeatedly stabbed one of the candles with a flower pin that was lying next to it. Turned out that I kind of liked how the pin looked stuck in the candle. Even wax cylinders deserve a little bling don't you think?
I'm kind of excited about this discovery because I love pins--especially vintage ones--but I hardly ever actually wear them. So, now I'll just go bedazzle all of my candles with them instead. I think this very involved, complicated technique would also work for those misfit earrings that you just can't bear to toss. Oh and here's where the candles are right now:

As you can see, I'm still playing around with this mantle. I got my 4, which I love, but I'm not sure about the candles there.  I'm thinking I might scoot the L4 toward the middle and maybe have the clock overlap it a bit. Like a collage. A Mellon Collage. That would totally be considered crafting right? So now you know the secret of my patented decorating method: keep trying things until you eventually find the composition that works. It's an art form really.


  1. Anonymous11:26 PM

    Hi Mellon,
    Would you have any suggestions to get in touch
    with other moms or grandmoms that would be able
    to advise me on a need for my grandson.
    Michael will be going to New York (Carnagie Hall Honors Choir. His Dad and Mom will not be able to go with him - expense is to great. It is not a high school choir trip - but kids from around the country.
    I would feel so much better if there was another mom or grandmother that would be able to call him and take him under their wing (so to speak). I know it is quite a bit to ask but
    thought I would reach out just in case.
    Many thanks for your input. I sincerely
    appreciate it. Nadja

  2. Hi Nadja,
    How wonderful for your grandson! I am sure he will make some fantastic memories on the trip. Unfortunately, I'm not in the New York area. Nor do I know anyone there. Perhaps you could speak with a local church leader--he/she might have connections in that area that could point you to a willing mama/grandma.


  3. I see patience brings