Those UFOs

And by UFO I mean the (in)famous Unfinished Objects of the crafting world. My current one is more of an unfinished project. See, last year I scored a nice big chunk of clay from someone who was selling off her supplies. What’s in the picture is just a small portion of it. The rest is partially used, so in plastic baggies and less pretty to pose.

Old Fimo

The problem is that this is all old Fimo. By old, I mean mid 1990s. It predates the company making ‘Fimo Classic’ and ‘Fimo Soft’. Every single pretty ounce of it is rock hard.

So I am writing about it to goad me into finally get processing it. I don’t have a food processor and I haven’t found an old, second hand one in my price range that didn’t break two minutes in. So I have to do this the old fashioned way. Dice it up, toss with mineral oil and softer clays and let sit. Blend. Repeat. Eventually I will have about 30 lbs of good clay but it is going to be a while.

Anyone else have some tedious craft projects waiting for them?

5 Responses

  1. Yes! Tons of them. First, my homework which I’m procrastinating on. Beginnings of a quilt, a pillow, a doll, a purse…the list goes on. It’s horrible.
    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the beads that you make. Gorgeous is an understatement. Did you take classes?? I have spent some serious money on clay, and it seems like I don’t get very far because when I go to make a project, something happens and it doesn’t turn out like on the picture. 🙁

  2. Thanks! And no, I never took classes but I have been working on my clay quite a while. My stuff still doesn’t look like the pictures either! Which is fine, it looks how I want it to.

  3. OMG I totally have this 1990’s Fimo too!! Been hauling that giant box of little bricks from apartment to apartment, and now to my studio LOL. Good luck!! I’ll be thinking of you as I shave it thin and try to ressurect it…

  4. That sounds much worse than what I’m procrastinating on!
    I’m moving out of my parents house on April 1st, and I still have to pack, sort and reorganise all my yarn. My mom is keeping all the tote bins I had been storing it in, so I have tall plastic drawers to put it in.
    It’s sort of mind numbing, and I just want to play with all of it instead of putting it away.