January 27, 2009

A Banana Slicer?

I kid you not . . . it's a banana slicer! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Do you really need a special tool to slice a banana? Hmmmm.I looked down the grocery store aisle and spotted this thing hanging on a display. I had to take a closer look, and the longer I looked, the more convinced I was that I had to own this. Am I crazy? Yeah, I am, but I'm thinking that I could print some pretty cool bananas with this tool. I'll let you know how it turns out, you too may have to own one! LOL
My Art Techniques Group is having a technique book exchange. 120 artists have signed up to make 120 sample squares of their chosen technique along with instructions on how it was done. I can't wait to see all the different samples. I've been busy cutting all my sun-printed fabric into 4" squares. The problem is, 4" is too large. I guess I should have read ALL the directions before I started cutting. Sheesh! That little error explains this pile of scraps! 4" became 3-1/4". Now I have to figure out what to do with all these little pieces. Ahhh . . . the fun just never ends.
And here's the biggest project of them all. Did you notice that the trash is gone? We have plants in the ground now. Yeah!! I still have more to plant next weekend, but 90% are done. See the new gutters and the new fence and the new paint job? We still need shutters and decomposed granite paths, but the worst is behind us. Finally!


Sandy said...

The house looks good-the work worth it.
Your fabrics are wonderful, and the technique book a great idea.
A banana slicer? It looks like it should be used to stamp fabric.

Anonymous said...

A banana slicer? Really? UUhhhh...do you have to have the exact size banana to make it work? Seems like it would be more work than just slicing it with a table knife but to each his own!

Judy, came across your blog while surfing through the many, many craft blogs out there and have enjoyed reading through it.

Thanks for the posts!


Doreen K. said...

Oooh, I love all your new plants. The house looks really great. The sun dyed fabrics look yummy. Maybe you could make fabric beads with those scraps. The banana thing, humm....try it in some molding compound?

Lora Martin said...

Oh, man, now I am going to be tempted to buy fruit-specific slicers???

Your house looks great - are you feeling like it was worth it yet?

Those fabric reciptients are pretty darned lucky.

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