Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Last of the Red, White and Blue...White King Uncle Sam!

Uncle Sam inspires our latest craft group project.

The Uncle Sam Project
My local crafting group met a few weeks ago to work on our Uncle Sam projects.  The challenge was to create an Uncle Sam figure from an old tin and a paper clay head.  We meet in Alpine, Utah at the home of Jann Olson of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.  She is the half-way lady...half way between southern Utah County and the Salt Lake City area.  It's always so much fun at Jann's house!  She is an amazing person with so much creative her home and garden will attest.  You never know what her "Theme" will be from month to month...bees and old plaid thermoses come to!

This is my finished Uncle Sam.  
He's created from a can of White King Cleanser.
I used measuring spoons for his arms.

"Heads of State!"
Making the air-dry clay heads took up most of the time.
My fellow crafters chose some really fun tins.
It's harder than you think to find something red, white, and blue!
What a crazy variety of expressions, don't you think?

Paula's Sam, in the middle, is amazing!  

Closer view of Sam's hat.
Made from a toilet tissue roll.

I sat Sam's drum on a pedestal for a bit of height.
It's an empty ribbon spool.

I love using rosettes...they make things so fancy!
It looks a bit out of balance...but that's just the angle.

Wooden Patriotic Banner.

I finished this banner yesterday...better late than never.

Bit closer view.

Wooden Bingo pieces are fun!

This is just a quick post to catch up.  Today I am getting out my fall and Halloween craft boxes.  I am starting to see creepy little crafties in my dreams.  I just thought of a Carousel of stayed tuned.  I think my visit to Nederland, Colorado to ride on the Carousel of Happiness may have something to do with!

My Dream Tin.
This would be the basis for the perfect Uncle Sam Project...if only one would come my way!

Happy Summer Crafting!