As you'll remember I went to the dentist yesterday. I had no cavities!!! woot woot!!! I was the first patient and yet they were already behind. I told my sister I had to be out in time to get home for my crafting day. That was so much more important. LOL. The girls were going to be at my house at 10am.
I had told Steve days ago we needed to rig up some clothesline or string in the garage so we could hang up our light strands. So while I was at the dentist Steve used my garage door tracks to hang up the rope. He also went to the hardware store and picked up more silicone and clothes pins. Well, after the girls and I walked through my messy house to check out my decorating we went to my garage to get started.
They wanted to check out my make do chair. LOL
Margo says she needs her septor... LOL She is one or new BFFs and she kept us in stitches all day. She too works with my other friend Rose at a prim/country shop I go to here in town.
When we opened the door Steve not only had the rope set up, but he had cut down cups for us to use and had the clothespins on the rope for us. And he showed me how to use my new caulking gun. Guess I have no reason why I can't make more. LOL.
We used Char's The Pickled Pepper patch tutorial to make our lights. It is a great tutorial. Rose we decided had the knack for dipping the lights. The rest of us not so much. LOL.
Getting started... the lights were hung on the rope. We first made sure the lights worked.
We used burnt sienna and threw in some coffee ground (not the instant kind) on our lights... stir stir stir
On the left in the back is Margo, middle up close to you Pam, and over her shoulder on your right is Rose dipping away.
The finished product. Ok well, both of mine worked at the beginning. But a few lights went out in the end. It was a Goodwill strand so I'm not too worried. AND that strand blinked but didn't find that out til after I dipped them. LOL. Now I don't know which one is the blinky one. GRRRRR LOL We also had issues with our silicone globbing up in the end. I think it was do to the fact we didn't stir our silicone every 3 to 5 lights. AND we had better luck with strands of 50 or less. All in all the tutorial is awesome and I plan on doing some more for my Christmas tree this year.
Since I haven't posted the decorated front of my house I thought I'd share...
My sister stopped in last night because she bought a gold chandelier at a yard sale and asked if Steve would paint it black like mine for her. He agreed so she brought it over and brought her dog with her. He is the cutest little thing. He weighs 7.2 lbs. LOL. He decided he would be king of castle...
Then he saw it.... I believe he had an identity crisis... Mr Fishy was being watched... LOL
I had an awesome day yesterday. We have made plans to meet again Nov. 30. We will be making salt dough and other Christmas ornies. I am so excited I can't wait. If any of you want to join us please drop me a line. Remember if you live near Wayne County Ohio that's where you will find us.