Monday, October 31, 2011

Dresses - loving it right now

There's something about fall. Skirts and dresses are just perfect this time of year. Maybe because soon, it will be too cold to even think about going outside with just a thin layer of tights on my legs! January, northern Indiana, snow up to your armpits.... well, I think I've said enough!

I was looking through sketches from Ivanka Trump's new clothing line, and this one caught my eye. I love it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Crayon painting

So, back here I talked about a few projects that I wanted to try. My friend Allie and I got together and tried the crayon art project over the past weekend. Here's how it went:

First, we peeled the paper off some Crayolas. Soak them in hot water to make the paper fall right off!

A little neurotic, color arranging activity followed. Maybe not necessary, but made me happy.
Allie picked her colors, used a hot glue gun to stick them in place, and turned on the hair dryer.
It doesn't take long before the color rivers start to flow!

We discovered later that doing this project with just a little bit of cover for the carpet - yeah, not a great idea.

And here's the final product, ready to hang on the wall. 
Here's the color palate I decided to go with. I also broke my crayons in half - I thought I would try to melt the crayons away completely. I didn't want the crayons showing at the end.
And here's what I got. I decided it should hang vertically, even though  I didn't have that in mind when I started.  Heck, this didn't turn out at all how I thought it would, but I think I like it. I think I'm going even going to try another one. This is kinda fun! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maize maze - Indiana Friday Fun

One of the things you can do in the mid-west in autumn is go to a corn maze. Or, as the one we found likes to say, a "corn maize". Isn't that delightfully, repetitively redundant??

So, step one was to get a pair of everything-proof boots. Something to stomp through mud in.

{picked up some boots at TJ Maxx}

It was crazy windy and a bit chilly, with temps in the 50's, so fall coats or scarves were a help.

{My friend Allie and I, already deep into corn and not sure how to get out}

Despite what this post seems to be saying, I'm really a city girl. Not a big city girl, but concrete and buildings are my thing. Martinis, too. Really, the outdoors makes me itch. But anyway...
There's nothing like looking up from the middle of a field of corn... What a view!

After the sun started dropping, we picked up the pace, realizing that we may be lost forever out there. Eventually, we found our way out, and found something to warm up with. I hope your weekend made the best of whatever situation you're in!!