Darq will enjoy a fancy Labor Day BBQ — with good food and drinks and steak on the grill.
As for my husband and me, it’s the little Smokey Joe grill on the deck, sirloin burgers, and a quiet Labor Day.
HAVE A VERY NICE LABOR DAY!
Catherine (and Darq)
**** NOTE TO CRAFTERS AND SEWERS: The BBQ grill is made of stone mosaic pieces glued to a cardboard box (with a brick inside to counter the weight of the front mosaics. Before using the mosaic slab, I scanned it and produced paper to wallpaper the rest of the box with. The “food” is from a collection of Barbie accessories. The “ice” is, if you care to enlarge the picture, make of an assortment of pony beads and jewelry-making plastic and glass beads. The “charcoal” bed is grey form (recycled packing material) but on top of it are red glass beads. The “smoke” is batting that I used a Marks-a-Lot on (and got my fingers blackened in the process. :)) The smoke isn’t glued down but suspended because the back edge is stuck to double sticky tape. There is a hole at the top that I dragged more of the smoke through, and which stands all by itself. The grill grate is a recycled piece of netting off an old backpack’s water bottle holder, spray painted silver, and suspended by two toothpicks jabbed into the back of the grill. The back-upper part is actually a piece of Styrofoam (recycled packing material). The backdrop is a foam poster board which I glued a strip of flower-printed corduroy then hot glued little flowers and leaves to give a 3-D effect.
I made the pattern for Darq’s apron and used my inkjet printer to make the transfer that was ironed onto it. The blouse is cotton gingham and there’s a matching hair-tie of gingham. The Capri pants are a bottomweight. And, of course, Darq being a shoe-a-holic, has a new pair of sandals with bling.
A lot of work for a couple of pictures and posting here, so was it worth it? You tell me. Vote here–(voting ends on Sept. 7).
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