Pinatas, pinatas, pinatas!

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We’ve been distracted from piñata making by having a go at making a rug out of old rags. We didn’t realise just how much material it took to make each patch. We used these instructions http://www.ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners but it took longer and didn’t quite turn out how we’d intended. Hopefully when we fasten the pieces together it will come together and work out in the end. They are quite quick and easy as making your own rugs go!

 This is our new shoe rack. Its designed to eventually become a table once its been thoroughly tested by being climbed, leant on and generally abused. The pulp is a traditional rough mix used for furniture rather than delicate work such as masks as I'm still adding strengthening layers. We plan on adapting a recipe we found for repairing boats http://www.ehow.com/how_12203275_fix-marine-plywood-bass-boat.html to create a waterproof final layer. Its a very slow process as each layer has to dry before the next one is begun but shelves are a good way of testing the strength and durability of the design and materials. It doesn't look that impressive yet. Watch this space.

Pinata parties

http://gomexico.about.com/od/glossary/p/pinata.htm - An interesting page about piñata parties and Mexican traditions.
Here's the piñata song being performed by a Mariachi band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_h5GPagGhM most of the utube clips of the song were pretty awful.
http://www.spanishtown.ca/familystory3.htm - another history of the piñata! Apparently the first Sunday of lent was piñata Sunday!

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