Friday, October 29, 2010
Happy Halloween, Home-fries! Hope y'all have a fun weekend! For me it will consist of a costume party tonight (woot woot!), Band of Horses at The Fox tomorrow night (yeah!), and freelance work on Sunday (like my new feather pattern?)... oh, and a shoutout to all my fabric peeps at Quilt Market!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I thought I would share this costume I whipped up for Hubs for a Halloween party we went to recently. The materials were super cheap and it only took me about an hour or two to throw together. I started off with one of his white undershirts and a tie-dye kit I got at Wally World for about $8-$10. The kit had a couple of pictures with instructions so I went with the "Swirl" method. You basically take the center of the shirt, pinch it, and twist the shirt into a flat spiral. Then you take 3 rubberbands and wrap them around the shirt to create 6 sections. The kit came with a few colors of dye, but I chose to stick with the yellow, red, and blue and alternate the sections of color...
Next came the double rainbow part of the costume. I found a plastic headband with springs and bats for a mere $2 (if you can't find a headband like this I'm sure you could use a plain one and just hot glue springs or wire to the top). I took off the fur and the bats, leaving the plain headband and springs. Then I cut two "U" shapes for the rainbows out of solid white stiff felt. I also cut out 4 cloud shapes. I painted bands of red, yellow, and blue onto the rainbows, and then sandwiched them in between the clouds and springs (2 clouds on the front, and 2 clouds on back to hide the springs)...
Hubs threw on his Rasta-man wig and a pair of Glow-in-the-Dark glasses (that were later hijacked by his brother) and we were off to the party! Party was amazing BTW- everything was Alice in Wonderland themed and completely over the top! I might have pictures of that later to show... So what are you guys going to be for Halloween???
...and I'm sure most of you have seen these videos floating around the internet, but just in case you haven't and have no idea who the Double Rainbow Guy is, here is what started it all (the remix is priceless)...
Friday, October 15, 2010
A coworker recently introduced me to the soulful sounds of William Elliot Whitmore. I was instantly smitten. While listening to his tunes I pictured him to be a 70 year old southern man sitting on his front porch singing the blues, but looking at his website I was shocked to see he is actually a 30-something dude from Iowa! Anyway, check out some of his music, I think you will like it...
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Remember this post? Well my pretty lil' bird prints arrived in the mail this weekend! I mounted them on some scrapbook paper and painted some old frames I had with the leftover bathroom ceiling paint (please excuse the washed out photo, my good camera is on loan to a friend...). Anyway, the bathroom remodel is now finally complete so I hope to share pics very soon...
Hope y'all have a great week ahead!