Monday, April 6, 2009

Sneak Preview

I've been working VERY hard on putting together my Mad Hatter Tea Party.
I am creating a flamingo croquet set out of 1/4" plywood. I had a local artist draw some images for me and then I jigsawed them out.
Then I enlisted the help of my teenage son to sand the edges.

The Cheshire Cat is my FAVE!

Since I need instant gratification, I sort-of set up the figures I had so far and had the kids give it a little demo. I found stuffed flamingos and I made the balls out of styrofoam balls and covered them with ripped up paper grocery bags and Mod Podge to look like the hedgehog balls.

It worked out really well and the kids had fun!
I need to make more cards and a Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum one.
I can't wait to see them when they are painted!


Pink Slippers said...

Your kids must have SO MUCH fun helping their Mom create.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


I so want that croquet set!!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! Talk about going all out for a party! This is going to be super one! Can't wait to see it all put together. Great ideas, once again!


Heather said...

very exciting!

Setting the Mood said...

Fabulous job!! I can't wait to see the rest of the party!!!

Shelly said...

Amazing! It is going to be so great!

Natalie said...

Hystarical!! I love the Flamingos.
Didn't follow untill I saw the demo.

I absolutely LOVE it.

Polka Dot Moon said...

You are unbelievable!!!!! LOVE IT :)

lisalyn said...

Oh my really know how to throw a party!!! Can't wait to see the rest. :) Thanks for sharing.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Wow, this is what I call "dedicated to the cause"! They are amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of the party.

Darlene said...

Those cutouts are FABULOUS!!! What FUN!!

Anonymous said...

That is SO awesome. Bravo!

dana said...

Those little Party Goers will be overwhelmed when they walk into your Mad Hatter Party! The cut-outs will be wonderful---that is some mighty fine jig-saw cutting, Donna! My old jig saw just beats me to death when I use it!!! I can't imagine making all of those "fancy" cuts!! Great job. OMG--the flamingos!! What a great touch--you didn't miss a single Alicey detail! Are you going to be the Queen of Hearts? I hope you get tons of photos! You must be a ball to hang out with--such wonderful ideas are always coming forth from your noggin'!!!!

I also hope you and yours have a great Easter, Donna!

Entertain Exchange said...

Just amazing!