Sunday, 8 August 2010

Meet the Family



What do you do on a miserable day when your recycle bin is full???..You get your family to make themselves out of a toilet roll tube! The idea was to capture your true self and personality!!!???




I'm not sure if this was successfull, my boys are fantastic at drawing, really good, but give them a paintbrush and some P.V.A glue and it all goes a bit pear shaped.



That said I absolutely love what they came up with and I do think they look like us!.... Yes I am married to Herman Munster and I do really look like a Momjii crossed with Coraline......




33 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, this is SUCH a fabulous idea and I love what you came up with.
    I'm new to your blog, and i love it so much!!!
    Will be back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. I've come back to look at your wonderful t-roll family, I cannot stop thinking about them!!
    Am sooo desperate to have a go at my own but so far only got one toilet roll tube.
    Need another 3.5.
    Need to make family go to the toilet more often.
    Much love to you
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. I would send you some of ours, we seem to have lots!!! hhhmmm strange that actually, we don't usually go through so much loo roll!?? I would love to see your T- roll family, I imagine you crocheting mini grannies in anticipation xxxxxxxxxx

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  4. They look fantastic! great photos and I love the lego props - how cute is that little Alien from Toy Story?

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  5. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mini grannies, you are an absolute genius, yes of course my very own t-roll-me MUST wear a granny cardie!!! I'm right on it xxx

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  6. Oh I love your t-roll-family, thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Hilarious, sweet and oh so genius! Love them. x

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  8. I love them, only problem my two year old would probably eat the tube before we got any painting done.

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  9. Hello! I've found your blog courtesy of Lucy at Attic24. I've loved reading it and I am so taken with your loo roll family. Thanks so much for the idea.

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  10. So cute! I have a recycle draw FULL of these, and my grandchildren are coming tomorrow...

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  11. Hello, your blog is fantastic. I found you thanks to wanting know what Lucy was up to. Now I know.

    Anne :-)

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  12. Hello!I came here from Lucy's blog, too....;)
    Your ideas are wonderful!
    Thank you!
    I'll be back!

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  13. Hi, I have also found you via Lucy's blog and am sooooo glad i did. Just gorgeous! I'll be back for more xox

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  14. cute, cute, cute - No children or toilet rolls - but very inspired none the less. Just need to fix some part of that equation... (I'm thinking the toilet rolls might be easier!)

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  15. Just found you via Lucy's blog. Genius idea. I'm thinking of branching out the t-roll people into famous authors, movie stars etc. Only problem is I'm rubbish at making stuff. Could you set up an online store to sell accessories for this?? xx

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  16. Wow, Great rainy day activity! Will be on to this when we collect the loo rolls - sent them all to recycling yesterday, just typical!

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  17. Have you read 'Penguins in the fridge'? I use it with my reception class. A little boy wants a pet so much he makes a penguin from a toilet roll tube. We turn them into pencil pot holders.
    We have also made toilet roll tube Santas, owls etc.
    Loving your little family : )

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  18. Another of Lucy's refugees! I know a little girl who might like to help me with this project especially if SHE can be in charge!

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  19. I have a cardboard doll house in progress that would be just perfect for some of these - thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. very beautiful! i will post my work of this tipe on my blog very soon! thanks for inspiration!

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  21. I'm always looking for ::crafts to do with the grandchildren:: especially things that don't require a big shopping trip & many hours of clean up! Thanks so much for sharing the cuteness!

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  22. Hi! I am new to your blog and love it... found it through a link on Attic 24 (her blog is beautiful too!), which I in turn found while browsing around on Ravelry.
    I remember crafting these TP people while I was very young, and loved it! The reminder comes at a perfect time, as I've been racking my brain trying to come up with things to do with my daughter in the last couple of weeks before school.
    Thanks again!

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  23. Oh I just LOVE them! What a fab idea. Thank you for sharing x

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  24. These are really lovely!!! When I saw the pic on The Crafty Crow, they reminded me of lego men...and here they are, photographed with lego men :)

    Very cute! And love your blog!!

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  25. I love these! We just made paper tube owls the other day--
    http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com/2010/09/fun-fall-kids-craft-paper-tube-owls.html

    I want to do these for our next project!

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  26. fantastic project!!! love all of them.

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  27. What a gorgeous project! I recently wrote a post Finger Puppets and I hope you don't mind, but I linked your beautiful puppets there.

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  28. These are so fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make my own version.

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  29. Hello!
    Oh such a cute idea.. thank you.. I am pencilling it in for the weekend!
    Nickyx

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  30. My little girl, Saylor, just walked by and told me she was "STUNNED" by how cool these are! I am the "artsy" room mom who does an "amazing craft/ month" this is PERFECT for January! Good stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

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