We’re heading out on vacation tomorrow, driving to Ohio to visit some friends. Of course we wanted to bring a hostess gift, so we are bringing fresh Jersey tomatoes in this lovely decoupaged tin. Now, you would think decoupage is the homiest, boring old craft hobby ever. But get this–I had a freak accident this morning involving it! I was sitting outside cutting out these pictures of melons while my son played. I use a small very sharp pair of scissors for all my decoupage cutting. I was holding them in my hand when I went to put a fireman’s hat on my head (my son is very into wearing fireman hats) and I inadvertently swiftly stabbed myself in the scalp with scissors. I could not have felt more horrified or foolish. Head wounds bleed quite a bit and this was no exception. Blood was dripping everywhere and my hair quickly became matted with it. Fairly horrifying. However, it must have just been a very tiny cut because the bleeding stopped and I can’t even find the wound.
Anyway, for the this project I used pictures of melons from the back of an old Cook’s Illustrated. Their back covers always feature beautiful illustrations of different food types: melons, apples, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, etc. All exquisitely drawn and labeled. I’ve used many of these for various projects and think they always look nice.