The food festival fever continued with the 18th Annual Apple Festival at the University of British Columbia. I brought along eight of my own pomme creations, and found them a temporary home on these young apple trees:
Here's a video of me retrieving/picking the apples:
The festival showcased over one hundred varieties of apples, and I submitted my apples as potential new varieties: Bernat Braeburn? Lion Brand Liberty? Red Heart Red Delicious?
The streaks on some of my green and yellow apples were applied with a red stamp pad.
Returning home, my girlfriend spotted a metal doe grazing on a nearby lawn:
I'm a fan of festivals, especially if they're food-related. So when I heard about the 13th Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival last month, I had to go!
I made crochet cranberries to bring to the festivities, and found a mountain of real cranberries as a setting for this photo:
The festival featured cranberries being harvested, and my girlfriend captured this video:
Here's a photo of my crochet cranberries within this harvest:
My mom bought bags of cranberries from the Cranberry Festival, and she made cranberry sauce from them. She also added them to her unique chili recipe. I couldn't make either dish from my yarn cranberries, so I made this necklace and ring for my girlfriend instead:
I made this rocket window sticker years ago, and it remains on my shower window. One morning, I realized that the rocket is shaped like a wider version of the icecream cones I made.
I leapt out of the shower (not recommended) and spent the day completing this rocket:
The rocket's red fins are also icecream cones, but folded in half and stitched together. The exhaust blast is yarn tied to a button, which can be attached to a hole in the rocket's base. The moon and star were improvised from a tangle of yarn, and only look presentable in the darkness of space.
Here is the rocket silhouetted by LED-powered starlight:
And here is the rocket upon landing on the moon:
I like the look of 1950s sci-fi movies, and even made a short film called Reveries and Rocketships in 2001. The 28-minute film can be seen here, and the scene featuring the rocket can be seen below: