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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello Friends......I am spending the afternoon today working on laundry, changing beds & stenciling pillow fronts for the shop. However, what has been swirling about in my head has nothing to do with laundry, making beds or stenciling pillows.....
It has to do instead , with these ever-so-charming "sequined fruit"!?...
(No telling what you think about while doing household chores is there!)
O.K....I found this photo a while back,..... I think in Country Living magazine when they were doing an article on flea markets & thrifting.......& I fell in love!...I so want to make some of these bejeweled fruits!!! The question is where do I get the fruit?..Silly question, but the hard fake fruit at the craft stores is a bit too thick, & of course I'm not aware of any styrofoam in these glorious fruit shapes? Is there a softer faux fruit that would work?....
I would love any suggestions you may have!....My hands are itching to get into tiny pins & all those gorgeous colors of sequins, so I welcome any input you can offer!
Thanks so much!......Now back to the laundry, beds & stencils!
Enjoy your afternoon!........
Your friend,
heidi
xo

7 comments:

mysteryhistorymom March 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

These are gorgeous, Heidi! Have you tried papier mache shapes? I think they may have them at Hobby Lobby or Michaels? Please show pictures if you make some!:) Lori

I have been enjoying British Country Living and always think of you.:)

Kathleen Grace March 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM  

Hi Heidi, I did a quick search online and came up with this
http://www.plasteelcorp.com/foamshapes/category/fruit-shapes.html
Don't know how big they are but it proves there are styrofoam fruit shapes out there. I think the photo is gorgeous! I would love a bowlful of those beauties!

Susan deGeneres March 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM  

Hi,

I work with styrofoam all the time to make armatures for the papier mache chartacters that I create. I purchase balls, cones and egg shapes, as well as blocks, and the easily carve the shape I need.

Egg shapes easily become pears or strawberries, etc. Use a serated knife to make your cuts to form the general shape; and then use the scraps to sand down your final shape.

It really is very fast and easy.
I've made everything from human skulls and torsos, to birds, to fruit shapes.

Good Luck,
Susan

Vicki @ Curly Willow March 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

I don't know if this helps.. but I just say some on etsy. Maybe this gal would know.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/23275607/vintage-sequined-fruit

cakegirl March 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

Heidi,
I wish I could offer some help, but I do not recall seeing styrofoam fruit. Will keep my eyes open during my outings. Is that an Easter swap basket you used for the rag eggs? I hope so.

Terri March 25, 2011 at 5:19 AM  
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Terri March 25, 2011 at 5:24 AM  

I remember making sequined fruit with my grandmother when I was a little girl. She and I would pour through the Herrschners catalog for our next projects, so I'm sure that's where the fruit kit came from. Herrschners is online now and I've looked several times for sequined fruit with no luck. They do have other sequined items, mostly Christmas things. I'd be very interested to know if you find the fruit. Good luck, Heidi.

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