cold and icy adventures

winter arrives today – it’ll be here in about an hour!

last year i really enjoyed taking part in the preschool’s ice sculpture in the week leading up to our open house (click here to see pics).  i might’ve enjoyed it more than the girls, but they liked it too.   then someone (forgive me, i don’t remember who) sent me a link to resurrection fern and her blog post on making ice doilies (click her name to go to her blog, she’s awesome!!)  and now that it’s wicked cold outside, i’ve got ice sculptures and ice doilies on my brain.  i’ve been freezing water in various containers for a few days now, and waiting for the wind to die down so that i can go out and do something with them.  this is my trial-run ice doily:

a few lessons learned –

1) these suckers are HEAVY, so i’m trying the next batch with less water.

2) they’re prettier with more delicate looking doilies, ones that are lacier than this one.

3) i did some research on how to freeze ice so that it’s CLEAR (mine’s kinda bubbly), so we’ll see how that goes.

4) i freakin HATE the cold.  there is nothing i enjoy about it.

5) i would be an AWFUL tutorial writer, because i feel the need to report in on EVERY trial and bit of progress.  i have no patience.

so with that, i’ll come back later and let you know how the next batch turns out….

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2 Comments on “cold and icy adventures”

  1. queenvanna Says:

    ok, i am such a hack. look at this awesome-ness she posted a few days ago, OH, EMM, GEE.

  2. Debbie Says:

    Your doily picture should have been at the end of the blog because then you could have said . . . “wait for it” and then I would have seen it and I would have been, like . . . “ahhhh! wow! ooooooh!” Fabulous.

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