Hopping around from blog to blog the other night, I found one that gave me an inspiration for a new snip. I'd never been to this blog before, and evidently didn't read the post very carefully. What I saw was notice that Friday was "Rooster Day," and everyone was supposed to display their roosters on Friday. My mind read that as "create something with a rooster motif." So I did.
Going back to check on the particulars tonight, I found that this really wasn't what the originator had in mind. I think that her blog isn't a craft blog, which was what I had assumed. (Here go my doofy assumptions again. I just think that all blogs are either art/craft blogs, education blogs, or bike blogs.) Actually, I think that the hosting blog is themed towards lovely homemaking. So, I think you are really supposed to show figurines and the like.
Anyway, I made my roosters.
I felt guilty that perhaps I didn't follow the directions. After all, wasn't it moi who was frustrated about 12 hours ago when a student or two failed to follow my directions? Directions that had both been vocalized and projected on a big 5' x 6' screen??? So to rectify my breech of etiquette, I dug around and found some rooster chatzkees. My Mom collected all things chicken. When she passed away I gathered up some of the ones I had given her over the years.
When I bought this one it said "boot scraper." It rings like a bell though. I always thought Mom really liked this one.
This glass one I thought was lovely. All I remember about it was that I bought it one day when I was with an old boyfriend. I wish it reminded me more of my Mom....or chickens....or anything but that old boyfriend.
This is a fun one. It isn't an antique, but I suppose it was based on one.
Its fun to play with for just about as long as that video. Can't you just picture some kid playing with it ad nauseum to annoy the heck out of their sibling? Anyway, I like it.
If you have an interest in seeing the hundreds of roosters that other folks posted, head over to Bella Vista tomorrow and check them out.
I liked having someone give me a springboard for a snip idea. Anyone know of any other special blog events that I can alter to my own liking?