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Catch a piggy...

I've been wanting to experiment a little with making semi-dimensional birdcages with wire for a while now, and this is my first attempt. It's not the best, but hey, I think it turned out pretty cute. I drew and painted this little bat-winged pig to keep inside the cage.
He doesn't look real amused, does he?
The construction of the cage is simple enough.... I just cut out two half-circles from cereal box, then sandwiched several "spokes" of wire between them using the hot glue gun. Then I just bent them down and shaped the cage using my fingers. Voila. It looks a little bit sloppy, but I figure I'll work on the technique. If I get it down, I might just have to do a tutorial, or something :) I know by now, you're all dying to get out the hot glue gun and some wire to start making birdcages, pigcages, yeticages, monstercages, etc.
And finally, the valentine I made for my Bobby, us as pointy pigs. He said, "Is that you wearing a sexy outfit?" and I said, "What?! No, that's an apron!" and he said, "No, look. That's a sexy outfit, and I'm naked, just wearing a tie." It was pretty funny... I hope you all had a lovely Valentines day.

*Le sigh* Monday is my birthday, and it makes me miss my family... Sometimes I wish we lived within 1000 miles of at least one of my family members. I miss get-togethers. Ah well, Bobby has the day off on my birthday, so I'm sure I'll have a good day... But dang, I miss everybody.
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3 comments:

i spy with my crafty eyes said...

Too cute!

spidermom said...

super fabulous as always! would love a tute for the cage, too fun :)

AlwaysInspired said...

This piggy in a cage makes me giddy, giddy I tell you! You are so inspiring!