Last year, my bluckies were pretty boring. I did have the intention of making them dance, but never got around to it. So they just hung out (LOL, snort!)
I didn't take pics of the actual cutting & assembly, since it's pretty much like the link to the thread. I had my share of cussing and fighting with the PVC and trying to put screws into the PVC (which is quite brilliant! I've always glued the PVC in the past - now I can take them apart if need be!)but it was tough, since you know, PVC is round.
Jack, approving my work.
Here is everything drying. I slipped the lower arm sections over tines of the rake to hold them out and I could spray all around them without touching them. The skulls are hanging by clothespins on Jack's dog run.
I forgot to take a naked pic of Walter. Here he's styling in his Dockers.
I got their clothes from the Salvation Army
in the kids' department on a 5/$5 day.
Matilda is naked!
I was happy that a girls' dress fit over the PVC hips.
And I'm just loaning her the tiara!
I had to laugh when I was zipping up her dress and
realized she was standing on her own.
They obviously have a few details that need to be addressed.
They are the best-dressed skeletons ever,
so I need to cut / dirty them up some.
And they need eyes. And teeth.
That's something I can do at the kitchen table one night.
Friday night after work, we stopped at Garden Ridge and got the "Pumpkin Pooping Ghost". I couldn't remember the other ghost blowmold I had, but I knew I didn't have this one. He's so cute!
I got the Victorian skeleton lady from Michael's. I was mildly disappointed that there is just a plastic cone under her skirt, sort of like would go on top of a tree. No actual legs. But I love the detail in her dress and the purple feather, etc.
And the silver studded skull is awesome! It's nice & solid and the nubbies won't come off. I used my 50% coupon Friday on the skelly above, so when I went today with a 40% coupon the very nice cashier suggested signing up for email updates and she could give me 50% off. I told her I already got them. She said I could do it again - after all....50% is better than 40%! Don't have to tell me twice!
I got these metal maple leaves at JoAnn's.
I couldn't pass up a 30% sale and another 20% off my purchase coupon!
So I feel quite accomplished this weekend. Picked up some wanted items and got some things done.
Quick update on Miss Maddie - she is quite the trouble-finder! I woke up to a crash last night and went to investigate. I half-heartedly wondered who left the cabinet door open (that had been closed when I went to bed!) while I was picking up some kabob skewers off the floor. As I went to put them away - a face was looking back at me! I have absolutely no idea HOW she knew where to find the only shelf that had room for her - in the upper cabinets!!