Well, while browsing everyone's pins, I came across this Watermelon baby
Here's a photo: Perfect project for a "Summer Baby Shower" I think it was originally posted here: Watermelon carvings
Now for those of you who follow my blog you have seen this photo before when I first found the pin, but since I recently needed to attend a baby shower for a dear friend I decided to make my own "Watermelon Baby"!
Here it is: Watermelon Baby
Okay! Yeah, I know, it's not nearly as cute as the original, but it was the very first one I tried to make, and since I had left my melon scoop at Bridgeport, I couldn't make my melon pieces look as pretty as theirs. I was also "helped" (?) by my two grandchildren Matthew 8, and Madison 7, who in between eating my decorations, helped me gently (?) place the fruit! LOL I also couldn't place my fruit all "prefect looking" on a platter, as this was a "Surprise Baby Shower", and it was being held in a skating ring. (The expecting couple was having a birthday party for their son when we decided to give them a quick baby shower, at the same time since the due date was fast approaching.) So I had to place my "Baby", and it's cradle in a Tupperware dish to keep the fruit from rolling all over the skating ring, and rolling around in the car on the way to the skating ring! This photo was taken AFTER the car ride there! Not very pretty, I'm afraid!
As you can see I didn't carve a nose instead I used a piece of pineapple which was much easier, (not necessarily prettier, but quicker) I also totally forgot the ears! (Yikes) During the making of this I learned that next time I will try and use my potato peeler on the cantaloupe "Head", instead of trying to trim it with a knife. I think it will give it a much smoother result. Also for my next try I also might make a "onesie" out of grapes, and put it on my "baby"!
Having said all of this I can tell you that this baby was "COMPLETELY GONE" within 15 minutes of me putting it down! It was a huge hit with the kid's, and the adult's alike, and the kids even ignored the cupcakes, and other sweets while devouring my baby! Totally worth making again, and I have to say "Thanks" to my daughter who purchased the fruit for me to use!
Now onto a quick scrapbook layout for you! This layout is a REALLY old layout of mine that I made when I first started scrapping, but since this theme was "Summer", I thought I'd give you a peek of my daughter at 20 years old right before she was married. (Yep, I wish I had that body too, I've got legs bigger than that waist!) LOL but since she purchased the fruit for my basket I thought I'd make her day, and add this photo! Love Penny, and Happy Scrapping!
P.S. For some more fun summer layouts, check out these links:
Leap into Summer