Sunday, March 22, 2009

Belly Casting

Saturday I had my belly casting party. It was a pretty good turnout. My mom and Anthony's mom were there, along with my sister-in-laws, Chantel and Taylor. I also had some friends there from high school-Rachel, Jessica (also my cousin), Pi, Katie, Denise, and Autumn. I had a little bit of food out to snack on. We had cocktail wieners, pineapple, strawberries, and watermelon. Seems like a weird combination but it was good!

The belly casting started out by draping some plastic and then a sheet over the couch to avoid any spillage of the casting materials. Chantel helped me wrap saran wrap over my pants and bra. (I did buy the bra to just wear for the casting but it was so comfy I wanted to keep it so I decided that should be wrapped too.) I applied the jelly that was supplied on my belly to help keep the cast from sticking to me but in retrospect I didn't put enough on because it still stuck to me and it wasn't real pleasant coming off. I then parked myself on the couch and the casting began!! After all the strips were on the plaster was applied to help smooth it out. The belly cast turned out really well thanks to everyone's help. The only thing left to do is sand it down a little once it is completely dry and then put a primer on it and paint it with a design and put on a ribbon to hang it.

Chantel helping me get the saran wrap on.

Let the casting begin!

Autumn applying a strip of the cast.

Taylor smoothing a strip down.

Pi taking her turn.

It's looking good!

Chantel and Rachel applying the layer of plaster.

Me applying plaster to the inside of the cast.

All finished!!

LtoR: Me, Rachel, Pi, Katie, Jessica, Autumn, Denise


Betty said...

Aw! Looks like fun! I love messy projects like that!

stitchndeb said...

Great pictures! It was almost like we were there! I've never seen that done before, pretty cool!

Brooks said...

Shoot. And you look incredible by the way! How are you liking the Twilight books?

Peg said...

What a wonderul way to celebrate Carleigh! I love it! Looks like you had fun and most importantly were surrounded by people who love you. Thanks for sharing the pics. Awesome!

Much Love

Penny said...

What a cool party! You look so good, I'm glad that you got to have such a fun time. I hope you post the final pictures of Carleigh's cast.

Friday is right around the corner, before you know it Carleigh will be in your arms.

Praying for a great week!

Anonymous said...

You have some terrific friends and family and they seem so thoughtful and caring.

Bree said...

Love this too. How neat that you involved your friends and family in this process.

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