Saturday, September 14, 2013
From a Boost Bottle
I was awakened by Jonge, who had spent the night with us, offering to make me coffee. If that isn't the best way to start a Saturday, I don't know what is.
Anyway.., most of my afternoon and evening I spent turning a Boost bottle into a snowman.
I get these ideas in September, and by the time the holidays are upon me I either forget what I've started or I think it looks weird.
But I DO really like this prototype that I made up today.
Jonge help a bit with giving me ideas. The belt with the button was his idea - I made it using my knitting doll. He also suggested that I surround the snowman with the Fisher Price Little People so it would look like THEY made it. I actually think that is brilliant, but I haven't tried it yet. The hat in this picture is from my first attempt. I like it, but it seems a bit too floppy. I've made three since then that look more like a bowler hat. Jonge thought the snowman bottles would work well filled with M&M's to give as teacher gifts at Christmas. OR, with hot chocolate mix and a candy cane in the snowman's hand. Jonge is VERY creative.
Next up I'm going to try sticking bits of masking tape on one of the bottles, then rubbing it with a light colored stain or some cream colored shoe polish (do they even MAKE cream colored shoe polish?). That one will have a wool hat and scarf, and button eyes. At least that is how I'm imagining it now. I've still not decided what to do about a nose.
I got on line to write something TOTALLY different from this post. How does that happen?
Oh, well. There's always tomorrow....