Friday, December 9, 2011

Rudolph is {was} a 6x6

This is how I spent my day yesterday.
Very productive, wouldn't you say?


This idea came from a Pinterest pin that my friend Cate showed on her blog. I did a little searching and came up with the original pattern found here. I enlarged the pattern myself, found some cardboard in the garage and started cutting.


If I didn't already need shoulder surgery, I do now. This was some tough stuff to cut! Normally I would ask my oh-so-strong hubby to cut it for me, but it was a surprise for him so I did it myself.


Once he was cut and assembled, he hung out in the kitchen while I made cookies {should have cleared some clutter before photo shoot...} then in the living room while I figured out how I was going to get a wreath around him. {Fancy Jane was curious and/or waiting to eat the fake evergreen.}


I wasn't sure how this would be received by Doug. I hoped he'd get a kick out of it, but wasn't sure how he'd feel about me using my unemployed status to work on a cardboard cut-out that took several hours / most of the day.


Well, he loved it.  :o)!!!

When the laughter subsided he took stalk, as any respectable hunter would, and said, "Hm...he's a six-by-six" {referring to the size of the antlers}.


He's good for some laughs and keeping things merry and light.


And that's what I'm aiming for from here on out.
Merry and light {hearted}.

18 comments:

helena said...

fabulous - both your creation and D's response - really making me chuckle here

Beverly said...

Adorable, the deer and Doug :)

tainted with a positive view said...

Very cute!

Karen said...

What a fun project Deb. I can't think of a better way to spend your time than making little delights like this.

debs14 said...

A very worthwhile use of your time! What a fun project, it certainly is a unique Christmas decoration.

Cheri said...

cutting cardboard sounds like a perfectly reasonable use of unemployment downtime! And so cute!

Alison said...

So cute Deb...glad Doug appreciated your creativity!
Alison xx

Amy said...

Now, I saw one of these a week or so ago and meant to tell you about it - thank goodness you had also seen it - I thought it would be perfect for Doug! You've done a great job with all of that cutting and the garland site really well.

Lizzie said...

Hey, well, it's your blog, so post reindeer if you want!
He is so cool! I saw the original post last week and thought it would be fun to make one of those. And you have! He really Rocks! A Rocking Reindeer with a Red nose!
Made us all smile, as well as you and Doug - Thank you for sharing him with us!
x
(ps, hope the cookies were good too!)

Mom said...

Creative to the max! So doggone cute I wish I had one! Maybe I'll make one next year--too close to Christmas now. So save your pattern--I can't enlarge things. I knew Doug would love it--so "up his alley" or should I say "in his sights"? Love you! xoxo

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is so freaking cute!
Rinda

Melissa said...

What a fun project!! I think it was a great use of your day!

furrypig said...

loving your rudolph he is fantastic especially as he is handmade and recycled! xxx

Sian said...

I'm not surprised you couldn't wait! He is wonderful! I saw this somewhere and my mind started ticking - I love that you actually got stuck in there and made one.

Have a great weekend Deb

Karen said...

Just one word: AMAZING! (Well, two . . . he's really CUTE.)

cate said...

How fantastic! I can see the perfect sheets of cardboard from my desk, I wonder if I should put him back on my list now I've seen how perfect he is?

Irene said...

Just what every hunter wants for Christmas - a six pointer. Absolutely adorable.

marissa said...

this is so so cool what an adorable idea I'd love you to add them to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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