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Star Wars II

Manchild: A full grown man of delayed emotional maturation. They’re easy to spot. He’s the one watching Star Wars with his kids and imparting invaluable light saber moves, courtesy of the toothbrush, the hair comb, the garden rake… anything he can get his hands on really. He’s also thrilled that Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) recently released on Twitter more behind the scenes photos from the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Another little boys birthday is on the horizon and a Star Wars book and Lego set needs gift wrap.

Star Wars wrapping paper using thumbprints and paint.

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Darth Vader & Yoda duel

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The finished product demonstrates a versatile Darth Vader…

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No one rocks that Do like Leia!

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Mary Mary quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockleshells

And pretty maids all in a row.


A sweet nursery rhyme dating back to Olde England. A simple straightforward tale about a gardening green thumb?

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Apparently not. Like many nursery rhymes that sound sweet enough, this one too has sinister roots. It tells of Mary Queen of Scots.

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How does her garden grow? Fertilized by the bodies of many, many protestants. How pretty is her garden filled with silver bells and cockleshells. No again. These were slang terms for torture devices. As for the pretty maids….  guillotines.

Twin GuillotinesMary Quite Contrary Wrapping Paper for my mum Mary (who is fortunately nothing like the Queen of Scots) using Acrylic paints, thumb prints and black marker pen.

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Birthday card made by daughter

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How to make Floral Wrapping Paper with Thumb prints

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Gift wrapped with Mary Quite Contrary Wrapping Paper

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