Of course I modeled the piñata shape after an actual design in the book, the Tassel Loafers. I made a base for the paper mache using cardboard and gummed craft paper tape. It's my first time using cornstarch and water instead of flour for the paste, and it is so much better! It dried practically overnight.
We just can't stop working with cardboard, and after she hit up the local furniture store dumpster, Laura started making an awesome tree that will display slipper samples.
Meanwhile, if you're hoping to add slippers to your Ravelry queue, all the projects are now posted over there, go show them some love!
Turns out this is going to be a month full of fun book events, I just confirmed travel plans and I'm so looking forward to being a part of Vogue Knitting Live Chicago! Laura and I will be there on Saturday, and I'll be signing copies of the book at the Knitcircus booth.