Thanks to everyone who came out to KIP last night...and to all who PDIP'ped, perhaps in spite of themselves! What in blazes am I talking about? I am talking about the Peeps Diorama contest being held by the Q Section of the Chicago Tribune, and about our fantastic entry into said contest. Feast your eyes upon the Peepness!
It was what could only be called a team effort...Dana scoring the box from a liquor store, working on chairs, publishing the newspaper (magnify the photo to read the day's headlines!), and building the table...Michelle the Composer knitting up tiny items with sock yarn, including a "sweater," on No. 1s, then transferring them to the toothpicks, which were held in wings made by Our Other Michelle (blow up the first photo to see details. No, really, you have to see the details!)...Jewell supplying the sine-qua-non Peeps in all their pastel glory, making a mirror from origami paper, and building a couch and a club chair from the Peeps packaging...Rachel calling upon design and structural engineering skills we didn't know she had in fabricating chairs from chenille sticks (formerly known as pipe cleaners), helping to match Peeps with knitting, and, crucially, helping to clean up (with others -- thanks, all!)...yours truly making a flowerpot and pompon flowers...Angela having contributed the theme two weeks ago...Corinne, Molly, and Andrea thinking we were insane but being too polite to admit it....A Pleasant Time was Had By All.