Still playing around with the Halloween decor; fine tuning the eyes in the tube for all the outdoor plants up the front walkway. It's starting to look nice & creepy (and here's a shout out to new technology - LOVE the night setting on my camera, even though it means I HAVE to get the tripod out and set it up just to take a simple snapshot...) :
|This will either make them laugh, or it will keep them from coming|
to the front door. We'll have to see how it looks when I have all of them
cut out with all the different colors in them.
Whazzat? You have no idea what I'm talking about? Hmmmm.....after trolling my blog, I'm discovering that you are (ahem) in the dark after all - I guess I never posted about this little project. My bad!
Old School #1:
Simple craft: save your cardboard tubes (from toilet paper or paper towel rolls); head to your nearest Dollar Tree or 99 Cent Store and pick up multi-paks of glow in the dark bracelets (they are EVERYWHERE right now with the Halloween stuff); find some eye designs by Google-ing images of scary (or Halloween) eye clipart; draw them on the tube (it doesn't really matter if they are perfect, trust me); cut them out carefully with an X-Acto knife and a very sharp pair of small scissors; crack the bracelet and shake it up; fold it into the bracelet shape & attach the connectors included in the pack; stuff it into the tube; then go outside and stuff it into one of your trees, bushes, or plants. The bracelet should glow for several hours - this is one I cracked open about three days ago to start beta-testing, then threw it into the freezer. It's still going strong, so I'm pretty sure the new ones will be scaring the kiddos all night on Halloween. Especially since we have about 8 of these multi-tier topiary type bushes out front, LOL.......just imagine eyes in every tier, in about five different colors.....
Someone is fired - AGAIN:
| The Sewing Assistant, sleeping on the job. |
New School # 1:
|C'mon, seriously? Who names their daughter "Monet?"|
No matter - as long as they can pay for the embroidery job....
An Old-School, New-School Combo:
|Stitched the side from the top of the pocket (with reinforced backstitching)|
to the point of the diagonal and stopped (backstitching again for reinforcement).
|The finished pocket, sewn to the inside of the soloist's jacket with|
a simple straight stitch. This will make it possible for the next uniform chairperson
to detach the pocket and reuse on the jacket of whomever has the solo next time.
|The inside, hidden pocket with the snugly-fitting wireless mic firmly in place.|
Wish you could see & hear the show - the music is awesome this year.
Really, Really Old School:
Son # 1 comes home with some hysterical story from work roughly three weeks ago, about one of his co-workers who seems to have a real gift for humor. He can come into the break room, look one of his fellow employees up and down like he's deciding whether to make a pass at him, then mutters "Mmmm, mmm, MMMMHHHH!" before walking on. Apparently, this scenario repeats itself every time these two guys cross paths - and it's pretty funny because everyone knows they are just posing. Son #1 gets the bright idea to make a custom t-shirt to wear underneath his uniform shirt as a surprise - then brings the other employee in on the joke and they decide that I need to make at least three of them - one for each of them to flash at the employee the next time he comes into the break room "eyeing" the other guy, then one to present to the employee as a gag gift.
(Notice how "the son decides to make custom t-shirts" became "I NEED TO MAKE AT LEAST THREE OF THEM"? Yeah, I did, too.)
|The finished project (shirt #1). Two more quickly followed|
this one. Can't wait to see the photos of the other employees
when Son #1 presents the shirts to them.