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Monday, July 30, 2012

1-2 Freddy's comin' for you-

Not really Freddie...maybe next time.

Ok. So I decided to try my hand at a Monster Mud reaper yesterday for the Halloween haunt I work at. My fiance is the supervisor of a trail this year and I'm helping him make some props.

Monster Mud = joint compound and paint. It's yucky. haha

Needless to say, I am not very happy with this one but he likes it, so I guess that is all that matters. I think using more "practical" materials would have been better, but since we use stuff for free that is laying around the farm we have to make do.

I started out by finding what looked like a coat rack of some sort sitting next to the barn, so I used that as my base structure, attached some PVC and was feeling real good at this point. I can vision it!

The chicken wire they had laying around the barn was all tangled and I was having a heck of a time trying to unravel it. Who knew chicken wire could get knotted. (Not I. I never worked with it before!)

My fiance decided to just plop the whole thing on the top and mold it to the structure. I don't have a photo of this since I was beyond ticked. haha.

Back to using the available materials, there was tons of coffee ground burlap bags laying around so instead of nice long pieces of flowy burlap, we had to piece them together. (All you craft blog/pinterest people- I cringed too using these burlap bags. They sell for a decent amount of money to crafters to make pillows and reupholster furniture and other neat crafty things with)

Looks like a walking burlap blob.

Next was the monster mud itself. I swear I got more on me than I did on the reaper.
This was definitely not a one person job, thankfully my sister and fiance were there to help.

Since they were burlap "pieces" it was hard to get them to stay in position- they were SO SO SO heavy with the monster mud on it.

We just slid the fake head in there to help mold the hood- it will come out when the hood dries.

 And there "it" is.

Whatever "it" may be.

I still want to accent it in black and grays and seal it. Add a bony hand coming out of its left arm.

Anyway, I do want to attempt another one for my own use, on a smaller, less "linebackeresque" scale.

Is anyone else thinking of Halloween yet?  :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I am going through withdrawls and losing followers interest I'm sure!

This not having internet at home thing sorta stinks. Ok, it really Stinks.

I'm attempting to blog from my android right on the Blogger site. I had this nice long post done via the app and it disappeared. I was not a happy camper.

I was on vacation for a bit. Trying to accept reality again. I swear I need vacations after my vacations. We went to Pittsburgh.

(It's not very easy to blog from my phone and quite annoying actually)

*fingers crossed that I can get pictures to load*

 Of course I can't. *sigh* I dislike blog posts without at least one photo, but I guess this will have to do till later. And yes, I realize this post was pretty pointless...I guess I just had to blog SOMETHING! :-)

If you read this nonsense and are still with me, THANK YOU! :)