Lunker King donated to our Ray Of Hope Relay for Life Team

I came up with the idea for this gourd because of my wonderful brother-in-law Raymond who loves to fish and is currently battling cancer. I wanted to try to make a fisherman themed gourd to donate it to Our Ray of Life Team in hopes they could raffle it and make some money for the team. I started out by trying to find a wooden fishing boat and the ideas just came from there. I had help from the Great Connie and my husband. Connie painted his wonderful face and my husband suggested the case of Busch beer for the boat.
Connie did the fish and the case of Busch. His head is a faux pumpkin, his hair is made from fishing skirts his crown is plastic and fish hooks, he has a collar made from a faucet handle, his body is a piece of chair rail and he has a medal that says “Lifetime Member North American Fishing” which I bought at a flea market. His cape is made from cotton and trimmed with rubber lures. The boat also contains red & white plastic bobbers and there is a part of a lure that was used to give the allusion of a boat motor hanging on the back of the boat. I have to thank my husband for allowing me to scavenge around in his tackle box.
This was a lot of fun to make and we raised $75.00 for our Relay Team.

This Little Piggy went to Market

The steampunk Piggy was finished and sold before it even made it into the Etsy shop so that is kinda cool.  Here is a look at the finished product. 

We also want to introduce this little fellow….he is made from a faux gourd hand painted and fitted with polymer clay ears.  He is mounted on a wonderful old vintage toy.  The patina and design on the wood are great.  Here is a look at Mr. Rabbit.  He is in our Etsy Shop.