Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Type of Baked Good

While my little man was sick a couple of weeks ago, we pulled out a DVD that we had not watched in a LONG time!! Wall-E! It is such a wonderful movie – I love that little robot to pieces and honest to God, I cried when he got smooshed by that evil Auto-Pilot.  I think it is a sweet, poignant movie about love and how we must take care of this planet. This Disney/Pixar movie is full of messages about being good stewards of our world and our bodies – I mean seriously look at them in their recliners speeding by and never looking at anything but a screen!
Of course, I am sure that these are the thoughts that are running through Jackson’s mind while he is watching Wall-E soar through outer space using a fire extinguisher. And I am positive that he is thinking about these lessons when he is giggling at the little cockroach getting run over and it pops back up…But, maybe in some way those lessons are being programmed, doubt it!
SO – anyway, I bring this up because since watching the movie basically about the problems of mass consumption of foods and goods, my Gabbiano becomes obsessed with finding his Eve toy. This poor little sick child is combing through his horde of toys searching for this one little toy – that has broken TWICE and when his interest in the movie waned last time we threw it away. We took the search to a toy store, NADA! We took the search to the Disney Store, NOTHING!! Ebay – GOOD GOLLY MOLLY!!! I am NOT spending $30 on a toy that cost $9.99 when it came out!! No way, No how, Ain’t Gonna happen!! Tears are flowing, begging has ensued…jeesh! I will point out, the child is no longer sick – can we PLEASE move on to another obsession?! Please?!?! But no, once this little man gets an idea in his head – it will not go away.
So I break out the Sculpey – now, I am going to make a MAJOR disclaimer – and I DO MEAN MAJOR!!! Despite the fact I occasionally bake and will break out clay – I am NOT crafty. I do not plan out arts and crafts, I am not a decorator – I am just a desperate mother whose husband knows such clay exists at Hobby Lobby and patient enough to attempt it. I have in the past made the whole slew of Yo-Gabba Gabba toys and also a rocking cool Larryboy – but again, not crafty, so do not be looking for some kind of instruction set to follow to make this pitiful Eve toy on your own. Also, unless you are as desperate as I am for an Eve toy and will accept anything that looks like it could pass for her – don’t ask for one.
Last night, I broke out the last of my white clay and molded an Eve – I think she turned out ok….
I baked her while he was in bed last night and this morning woke up to a VERY HAPPY child! So totally worth it! He took Eve to preschool with him this morning, so I am PRAYING, PRAYING that she makes it home in one piece (considering she is basically a SOLID piece of clay that took an hour to bake, I think the odds are good!).
I am including the pictures of the rocking cool Larry Boy as well – he was much more complicated to make – and the GabbaGabbas. The GabbaGabbas are not baked clay, just regular clay so they are smooshed now. -Sigh-
My smooshie Gabbas!

- So NOT a good picture, he was really happy!!

Before baking in front of my model!

No, I did not make the Car, but I made sure he fit.

Make it an awesome day! Maybe next will be my own little Minion from Despicable Me!
Live, Laugh, Love ~
Vanilla Mama


  1. What an awesome mommy, one who makes toys for the little one. Believe me he will be so happy and proud of you log after he's gorn up. I made a couple of Halloween costumes, but a toy ! wow!

  2. Well done!!!A very versatile idea. Thanks for your visit to Accidentally by Design.

  3. I am so impressed! You did a great job...what a good mama!

  4. I just stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge! I'm a co-host should you need anything just let us know! We're also having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we're at #atozchallenge)!

    He is such a cutie! I LOVE what you did. Such a great job!

    I do hope you are still planning to join us in the challenge!!


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