Monday, November 1, 2010

Puritan Humor

Say hello to John and Elizabeth Hopkins.  I hope you enjoyed the jokes as much as I did putting it together.   After painting these guys I just had to do something funny with them.  

The joke about John wearing his son's hat came from the fact that the next size up of wooden hats (flower pots) made him look like Darth Vader.  So it was this or Darth Vader.  I hand painted both of them with craft paint. And then I applied gloss varnish to seal them.   I plan on making some children but making 18 more of these will take some time...HAHA!  Seriously though...they had a lot of children.  I also am going to add some accessories that I'm kinda excited about.    

Now that Halloween is over I figured it is time to focus on Thanksgiving.  All the stores have completely bypassed the fact that Thanksgiving is the next big holiday.  As a result decorations that are specifically Thanksgiving are hard to find.  And if you do find some, well IMO, they aren't that great.  Here at my house we don't have ay decorations that scream Thanksgiving.  So I thought what says Thanksgiving more then Pilgrims?  They were very inexpensive to make but very time consuming.  After awhile I had to let go of being a perfectionist and tell myself they were good enough.  If I hadn't I'd probably still be doing some "touch ups" :-)

I'm currently working on multiple projects at once.  One being the next set of instructions for the quilt along...cutting the fabric!  I'll be posting about my progress here soon.  

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  1. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with these cuties! And I love that the Little People turkey made an appearance:)

  2. Those little people are ADORABLE! :)
    Best regards,

  3. These are seriously adorable! And I love the humor:)

  4. Those are really cute! They'd make a great addition to a centerpiece or a fun activity at the kids' table! Thanks for sharing ... visiting from The CSI Project.

  5. You've got my kind of humor! I did a similar photo shoot with Shrek and Fiona happy meal toys under a ginormous mushroom growing in the back yard, but no one got it...I was dying laughing though! :) Cute project!

  6. Haha! I needed a laugh this morning - thanks! And I think they came out great!! Nice job. :)

  7. Oh this was great!! I snorted at the "little john's hat" picture. haha. I would have liked to have seen the darth vader version. ;)
    Very cute pilgrims - can't wait to see the rest of the family.

  8. Hey Andi, copy and paste this link to my photostream to see Shrek and Fiona:)

    If it works...

  9. LOVE THE PILGRIMS and LOVE the little cartoon you did with them! I was laughing when reading it! Saw you over at CSI link up!

  10. What a fun post - they are the cutest little pilgrims I have ever seen.
    My best- Diane

  11. Very cute!! love the commentary!

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  12. Ok, I think they're super cute, so I definitely don't mean any offense by this. Do you think the man resembles Donny Osmond? Maybe just a tad? Or more than a tad? Maybe that's more offensive to Donny than your creative skills...

  13. Love the little pilgrims! You crack me up.

  14. Amanda-YES!! He SO looks like Donny Osmond! Painted a celebrity and I didn't even know it. And don't worry no offense taken. I'm so glad you pointed that out!


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