Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Though the eerie night is past, the memories will last and last!

I hope everyone's Halloween was fantastic! we had a busy but fun time with the kids in the afternoon and then they went Trick or Treating with Dad. I stayed home to give out treats but we only had seven kids! Oh well! Maybe more next year!

The award for best treat goes to... these little cuties!

I don't know who did these but what a cute way to decorate your wrapped mints! Some people might say you have too much time on your hands(whoever you are) But I say "Bravo!"

Keep an eye on "Warmth of the stable" to see how I transform these Halloween treat packages! Coming in the next week...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Real Life is in the Way!

I have begun work outside of the home. The first 'job' in 9 years, and I gotta tell ya' it's getting in the way of my happy hauntings! Here's what I have accomplished though...

Yummy pumpkin bites from Bakerella!

Desk vignette(sp?) Mirror salvaged from garage attic, spider candelabra from Superstore(3.99 after Halloween sale) gifted picture frame(my boys in a sepia tone pic!) yard sale metal pitcher and globe thistle seed heads from the garden; sister's throw away 'Beetlejuice' inspired fabric; and feather wreath from Homesense(14.99)

My fall cleanup acquisition, which I promptly spray painted purple and covered with a fall tablecloth.(I couldn't find any Halloween ones!)

My painted driftwood DH dragged home from the beach this summer!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My New Ride!

Sorry for not posting our Halloween fun for the past two days, I was busy putting some mile on my new Halloween broom! Actually it's not new -it just got a new paint job, heehee! I sprayed the handle black and used purple and green 'Duck' tape to stripe it! Too easy!

We also got some corn stalks to make Pumpkin people but the weather isn't going to co-operate for awhile...

Friday, October 2, 2009

30 Days...

Today I mummified the Teddies and left a printable message found at 'Don't eat the paste'. (I thought it was from there but I can't find it now, sorry!) It says-your mummy loves you!

I think the mummies/teddies(tummies?) will also have a treat (fruit nuggets) for the boys!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Inexpensive Table Runner

I picked up some cute tea towels at 'HomeSense' yesterday and ...well... just couldn't bring myself to wipe dishes with them! I handstitched some ribbon to them (40% off at Michaels), tied them together and instant(well, almost) table runner for our little table.

Now what about those chairs? Hmmmm... maybe next year!

31 Days of Halloween Fun!

It's time to bring a bit of Halloween into everyday! I have a 9 and a 5 year old (both boys) so I have an excuse to (what some might call) OVER celebrate the holidays in our house! I know I enjoy it more than they do, but hopefully they'll take some fun memories with them into adulthood!

Today's suprise for them was sugar cookie pumpkins in their lunchboxes. I picked up some black and orange non-pareils at HomeSense yesterday, (that's a whole other post!) and sprinkled those on-not fancy just fun!

I've got to dig out the gauzy fabric for tomorrow's 'bit of Halloween!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Terrible Treasures!

The last couple of days have been spent with my
WONDERFUL niece, seeking out fantastic finds. I was so happy to aquire this Kitchen witch as well as some paper plates and napkins for the kid's party and a cool sign holder! All found at a yard sale and discount antique shop (going out of business). I made the sign!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gothic Window Dressings

I finished these today and I know it's too early but I'm soooo excited to decorate this year! I just had to put them up. I drew the pattern freehand from Martha's template. I decided to use patterned wallpaper; paint it with black, semi-gloss interior paint, using a sponge brush. I wiped some of the paint gently off the surface using the same brush to give it a slightly lighter look. The semi-gloss gives them a leather/vinyl look.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Witches on Parade!

HallOOOO! Just wanting to share the 'wee boo thud' invitations my co-planner and I have made for the small Halloween party we are putting together for the kids this year. Isn't it great Halloween is on a Saturday? We got the Idea and downloaded the template from Papercrafts Magazine. Thanks Papercrafts! The interior reads-Calling all ghosts and goblins, too! There's friendly witches waiting for you, with fun and treats and games to play. Come celebrate with them this Halloween Day! There are three of us dressing up as witches to host the party!

Pinata to follow...(hee, hee, cackle, hee!)