“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

A. A. Milne

Like all crafters I am familiar with the old adage “measure twice cut once”…

But let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Recently my cousin began boarding part time at school and as such was given a rather drab little room of her very own. To combat said drabness, I decided to make a few pieces to help her brighten it up!

My favourite piece was a hand screen-printed cushion which implied that the surroundings did not compare favourably with the fictional boarding school created by Enid Blyton. Unfortunately due to a rather hectic schedule, I employed haste and the following disaster ensued…

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To those less versed in Blyton, no obvious mistake may be immediately apparent. To my fellow Blyton fans however, the blatant misspelling of Malory is down right offensive! *hangs head in shame*

What is more embarrassing is the sheer time it took to notice the mistake. Not during the stencil cutting stage, nor the printing stage did I twig. Even while sewing I remained oblivious. It was only several hours later, while micturating that I had that horrible sinking feeling and scurried off to check my copy of ‘First Term at Malory Towers’ (I did wash my hands in between I promise!).

Should anyone ask, it was intentionally done so as to avoid being sued by the Blyton estate…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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3 thoughts on ““My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

    • Being a fan of Malory Towers automatically makes you awesome in my book! Which makes your praise all the more wonderful, I thank you! As for the ‘l’, I’ve made my peace with it now (predominantly because my cousin loved the cushion!) but the perfectionist/control freak in me agonised over it for days…sometimes I’m a ridiculous human being!

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