Thursday, November 18, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
A Whimsy Wendy original design! I'm so excited to share with you my new Christmas ornament just in time for the holidays this year!
First I found some pretty black, sturdy wire that was strong but flexible. I created a pattern in which to bend the hangers into shape using nails pounded into a boards. I think they are darling!
Using felt, ribbon and tulle, I fashioned the ballet dresses to mini-size. The felt bodices have each been decorated individually. It almost looks as though my studio is a mini dressing room.
Trying to get all the colors right, I'll focus on purples and pinks. I was even thinking an elegant one with ecru colored tulle and black bodice.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Lately our lives have been in a whirl-wind (whose isn't?) but one thing is always for certain... Halloween on our street is a sure thing. I wasn't going to let this year go by without a whopper of a party. We had two bonfires on the driveway, a bar in the garage and served the cold food outdoors under a tent. Heated food was indoors. I'm guessing we had a couple hundred people stop by and warm up by the fire!
Frankenstein Jell-Os! You can't see the cherry eyeballs, but they're there!
Gummy fish Jell-O's with whipped froth on top!
Donut hole eye-balls~ very ghoulish!
I wish the photo showed more of the candle light, lanterns and chicken 'fingers', but the kids seemed to like the table set up. Thank goodness there wasn't much for left-overs!
Daughter and friend in their home-made ninja costumes. This was my first attempt at pants and I think they turned out!
Trick or Treat!