Thank you so much!! I was using these foam light up pumpkins that already have faces in them.
(This photo I randomly borrowed from ebay, just to show you what kind I used.)
I did carve little differences into the eyes or mouth on a few.
(Like this one.)
I found out recently that the mail centers often charge more than at the post office or when I take it to Fed Ex or UPS. Getting familiar with the guidelines and how to measure and weigh it myself have helped me a lot. All of the size, dimensions, weights and prices are on line. Sometimes a box just an inch smaller can result in big savings on shipping.
I recall seeing that particular concept on the Instructables website.
I pulled up a page of foundry ideas there - lots of concepts to review, ranging in cost and capacity.
(my personal favorite concept is the solar foundry, but the Altoid tin furnace is also a fun idea)
Yes, PIB, that was the point I was after. We can have fun and still not have to support the shipping companies. Sometimes we get so caught up in this that I think we lose track of how much we have involved in the exchange.We hear often from people not joining in because of the intimidation or expense. I know that sometimes I can pull together things that are within the price range required but may seem to be much more expensive simply because I bargain shop and have a huge stockpile of items....
out of curiousity, how do we register to get tickets? I am not with a company. When I went on the Midwest Haunters Convention site I clicked on " Register to Attend" I got
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I like to get tickets online as well as buy online for the Masquerade Party!!
Yes, I have gotten SR packages sent to me where the postage was more than twice that, LadyGoats. It can get expensive quickly. Nice to have a less pricey SR this time.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's gifts/creations. This has been a fun one so far!
Lady Goats, I am sorry that you were out the extra money on the shipping. The whole idea I had behind this was to have us think about things like cost and shipping. Don't stress over it. Like you said, it was within the range.
What ag teat gift, PD!!! Awesome, awesome job, PIB!
I have good and bad news. My package was sent today (good news), but I had my husband send it while he was out, and I just saw the receipt. He spent $18 on shipping, said he forgot that I asked him to go to fedex and shipped it ups. Ahhhh well.... It was shippable for $13....