Watermelon Day

Woot! It’s Watermelon Day! (Yes, we have a tenancy to find some very strange holidays to blog about).

Watermelon screams summer (or it would if fruit were vocal). Even though I personally don’t care much for watermelon (it’s a texture thing), but I love the smell of fresh cut watermelons. Probably the coolest thing about watermelons though is the amazing watermelon carvings people do.  Here is a video of one carved into a dragon and at the end of this post will be a link to a how to for creating a peacock watermelon centerpiece fruit basket thing.

A while back we designed a pair of Watermelon Fairy Wings (Amber actual wore a pair of these to work today ^^). I think they may be the wackiest pair of wings we’ve made yet, and were the very first design that we experimented with spray paint on (and consequently fell in love with the adjustable tip on Krylon brand spray cans). The Water Melon Fairy wings are currently available for sale in our Etsy shop.

We’ve also made a watermelon toned tutu (the tutus are not yet available in the shop but will be in the near future).

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The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

woodenfencesoaps, beckandcallgirl, tooaquarius, sheridesthelion, EarthBabyDesigns, preciouspatterns, chocolatecupcake, zaythehappyhatter, customphotoprops, nicolesuder, WatermelonWishes, ForStitchesSake, VintageFiligree, beadpassion, CleanQueenSoapCo, meadowsjewelry, ChatterBoxArt, karnsugarmandesigns, bagsagain, ModernNeedlepoint, mihow, jamgeek, butterandlove,  and TheLitterRagamuffin

Also check out this Water Melon Cake recipe I found and this series of videos on How-To Create A Carved Fruit Center Piece.

And a little announcement. We are beginning construction on a new website which will become a kind of one stop shop for everything Barbed Lotus. We will continue to do the blog, but it will eventually be moved to the new website. We will also continue to have our Etsy shop and DeviantArt profile, but will also have everything that we make available on the new website including booking for our henna and face painting services. More to come on the new site later : )

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Federikas Vintage Filigree
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 18:19:59

    Beautiful feature, thank you so much for including my Versailles Swan necklace 🙂
    your watermelon fairy wings are adorable! F VF

    Reply

  2. cheri wollenberg
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 21:11:38

    I love your blog! This post is so interesting and I really appreciate your inclusion of my painting. Thanks. Great stuff!

    Reply

  3. The Little Ragamuffin
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 08:30:01

    Thanks so much for including my organic watermelon seeds in this lovely post!

    Reply

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