I’m the sort of person who loves to make things by hand rather than pay for them. I spend a lot of time on YouTube watching tutorials on different crafts such as nail art, hair, make-up, sewing and my latest obsession: polymer clay. I found that it wasn’t too expensive to buy so I took the plunge and bought some. I was a bit upset that I hadn’t seen any other people making Moomin characters out of them so I tried it myself. The clay goes a long way, especially if you make things that are small – they are more intricate but look cuter (and are more cost effective!). Here are a few of my clay Moomin creations that I’ve made in the last week:
Many of you know that I started university to study nursing in September 2011 and from then until March I’ve had almost no money at all. However, I’ve just received a huge backlog of payments for uni and so I’ve definitely treated myself over the Easter holidays, but it was greatly deserved!
It was my 19th Birthday on April 5th, and I was given a budget of £100 off Tomm for my presents. I decided to shop around and bought some of the Moomin books – mainly from Amazon, which is the cheapest place.
Whilst browsing through the iTunes store, I thought I’d search ‘Tove Jansson’ in and see what results I’d get. You can get a lot of the Moomin music, most of the books and free podcasts. Seeing as I have all the books and some music, I decided to have a listen to the podcasts.
The first one I listened to was from an English lecturer called Kate Macdonald, which I think was released on September 22nd 2011. She makes podcasts called ‘Why I Really Like This Book’ and this one was called Tove Jansson and the Moomins. I thought it was fascinating to listen to someone describe all the Moomin characters in such a perfect way, so I would definitely recommend listening to it. It’s just less than 10 minutes and is completely free! Her website is http://www.reallylikethisbook.com/ – the podcast can be downloaded there or on iTunes.