Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Whatca Working on Wednesday

I have been trying to make the snowballs from several tutorials I've found. Both Char and Jenn have instructions. Below are a couple of my tries. I tried them first with Mica flakes and they didn't seem to stick well. I then got into my DH's train stuff and used his snow for the train platform. SHHH don't tell. LOL!!! They looked the most realistic and held together the best. Next I'm going to try grinding up the Mica flakes and making them smaller and adding some scent. Try a few. They go together well.Be sure and check out My Country Home to see what others are working on.

Mica flakes

Faux snow. The ones in the bowl are the closet to what the actually look like.




Today was pumpkin carving time at our house. They turned out quite well.

My nephew was here as well as help from daddy.


It snowed a little here in PA today. It really got me in the mood to work on Christmas. I can't believe how close it actually is. Time to get to work.

8 comments:

BLAZER PROPHET said...

Just surfing around. Nice website. My wife & I also collect old things. Then, one day, I stopped and realized that we were old!

Say Cheese! said...

cool stuff

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the pumpkinssuch good work! I also noticed the Shaler sweatshirt:)
I think the snowballs turned out great!
Rondell

Jenn said...

I like the ones with the faux snow better and never even thought of using it. GREAT idea!!!
You can also make "dirty" snowballs and sprinkle with coffee, cinnamon or cocoa:)
I LOVE how you have your light in your dining room decorated with the bittersweet:)

Leslie said...

Oh, my they do look REAL! That's too cool!

Looks like a fun time carving pumpkins :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

Kath said...

Hello!
I made my way over here from Jenn's blog!
I love your snowballs and what a great job on the pumpkin carving!!!
I 'll be sure to stop back!

Have a great day.
-Kath

Linda said...

HI Rhonda - Thanks so much for your sweet words. Absolutely - please feel free to 'copy' anything you see! And the cone is styrofoam with pumpkins that look like big putka pods glued on it. I got it last year after Thanksgiving on closeout. I hope that helps!! Hugs, Linda

Jenn said...

Rhonda!!

OMG is that SNOOPY? I LOVE Snoopy!

I get my wire at the Dollar Store, it comes in a package of 2 50' lengths and its nice because its not a heavy gauge! I just soak it in water for a few hours and let it dry!