Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Party in a Box!

Recently, I received a special gift  for my birthday.  A party in a box!  My mom, who lives in GA sent it.  We don't get to see each other very often. 

 In this box was a "goodie bag"  filled with bubbles, whistles and candy!  What fun!  Then there where a couple of wrapped gifts, and a card.  Not just any card.  This was a singing card with confetti!  Inside it read, "Since I can't give a party, so I thought I would send you one."  It really made my day. 
 Aren't moms great?  For as long as I can remember, my mom has always known how to make make me feel special.

Who knows, maybe I will send someone special a "party in a box" soon.

Monday, June 6, 2011

While I was away...

So, over the past few weeks I have been busy, busy, which is why I haven't had time to post. I have been working on the set of the musical "Once on this Island"  My 15 yr. old daughter was in this musical and I worked on the set with my husband.  This is her 4th musical with this particular performing arts company.  This is also the 4th show I have built the set for.  It's a large project, but very gratifying to see it in the end.
The hut
Two refidgerator boxes, tape, hula skirts, and a tropical umbrella from the  party store.  Oh, the door is a shredded old sheet.

I think the most time consuming where the palm trees.  They were carpet tubes attached to plywood sheets.  They were wrapped in burlap.  The fronds (?) where made of wire coat hangers and a roll of plastic table cloth from the party store.  

You can't see it very well, which is the idea, but there is a ladder behind the trees here for the girl to climb and sit on top at the end of the musical.  She is supposed to be sitting in a tree.  It worked well.

This is the gate in the story.  My husband and I cut carpet tubes in half, then wrapped them in burlap.

Here are some pics of the last show I did...Godspell