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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Story Behind the Photos

You may have read a post a couple of months ago (and I won't bore you with the link since it's probably boring anyway!) about how I take many photos for just a few pictures to post. Yes, it's true...with this photo shoot being the exception. I'm showing you ALL of them and the story behind it.

At this particular moment it is 27° here in the southwest desert of Idaho. Now, I'm a hot chick...literally a hot chick. I keep my house at 67—68° summer and winter. Sometimes 66°. I have been "warm" since menopause and it hasn't changed. Never had a hot flash. Never taken hormone replacement therapy. Just warm all the time. I do get cold but it feels good. Twenty-seven degrees was even a tad cold for me. But anyway, I finished 6 cones for the pink tree and wanted to get a photo of them as quickly as I could before the light was entirely gone, asking Love Bunny (who MAY be referred to as Scrooge Bunny from here on out!) to be my model and hold them. Notice I've cropped Scrooge out of the photo. ;-)

So we stepped out the back patio door and I told him to just hold them. The first photo is actually the first photo. I wanted a different angle to catch the last rays of light so the second photo is that one. Being the perfectionist I am and never ever taking just one photo of anything, I asked Mr. Scrooge to turn around so I could get another shot closer up. Then it went down hill from there. He got loud and started saying it's snowing, which it was, but it was just starting so very light, for Pete's sake. DUH. He could have stood there and we could have finished much faster if he'd just have kept his mouth shut, ya know. He knows I take a lot of photos and well, you get the picture.

Painted the cones pink, hot glued some flowers and roses on the front of all 6 and added chicks to 5 of them and and a posy to the 6th one.

This one is Mr. Scrooge cropped out because he was "bah, humbugging" me! That'll teach him!


  1. You did a fabulous job!!! I have a hat that says scrooge on I need to find it?

  2. Connie, you are so imaginative. They are very pretty.

  3. cute as a button, Connie.
    You have a good man there, to help you with your pictures. I thinks I am about tired of making stuff, and am going to start cooking and cleaning up the mess from crafting....
    Gonna just love my way...
    thru the holiday!!!
    Thank you so much for your sweet help all year...honestly, I love your blog, and your ways make you beautiful...
    Merry Christmas, glenda

  4. Sometimes our husbands get a little Scroogeish, don't they? What's a little snow when photos of your creations must be taken? The cones are absolutely charming, Connie. You never cease to amaze me!


  5. hilarious... love the pink fancy cones.

  6. I adore then cones Connie...and the photos of them. Love Bunny Scrooge is lucky he lives where he lives in Idaho, cause if you'd have been snapping these here in my Idaho it would have been 9 degrees. That's been our high the past two days. I'm hatin' this cold.
    Your art inspires me!

  7. LOL! I like the name Scrooge Bunny but I'm sure in a little bit 'o time he will be back to being the Love Bunny!

    Cute decor! I'm checking out your last post now...those ornaments look adorable!

  8. Okay, dear sis, this calls for a major intervention. Have you ever heard of the tv show "Wife Swap"? Well, we need to do "Hubby Swap"! I'll send you MY grumpas and YOU send me YOUR bah-humbug. We'll get them straightened out once and for all!!LOL

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  9. The cones are delightful Connie.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  10. What darling creations, Connie. You are so talented ... I just love seeing what you are up to with your lovely words.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  11. I love the cones, how wonderful, they could used instead of stockings!!! Your work is beautiful.
    Margaret B


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