Friday, October 07, 2005

How do you catch a crow?

Lak has the most wonderful story about a crow: When he was little (about 3 or 4) in Sri Lanka, he wanted to capture a crow that he had noticed hopping near their kitchen door. So he set up a box held up with a stick for a trap, ran a piece of string from the stick to the kitchen door, and as bait he put in the trap ... an egg. I love it - the simple logic of small people is fantastic, it makes a strange kind of sense to lure a bird with an egg. Despite his ingenious effort, he didnt capture the crow, so I decided to make him one of his very own on my SWB* day with Mum and Kate on Monday. Lak has named it Englebert.

DELAKS Trivia for the craftsters: Hardcore crafting is known in our family as "SWB", meaning "Secret Womens Business" - ie. us girls surrounded by fabric and sequins and ribbons, and my dad trying to avoid the whole thing!

1 comment:

d-made said...

That is SOOO cute - very creative.