Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm still...still here

OK...so yes...I have been busy. I could come up with a ton of excuses...but in the end...I've just been a flaky blogger. It's not like I haven't been crafting or making things...I just haven't found...no..scratch that...I haven't made the time to post. So, this is me..making up for lost time.
I've included Halloween decor. Some home made and some not, a few Halloween party pictures and a buffet tablet too, complete with gruesome choices to feed the witches and goblins.
Finally there are a couple of Harvest Festival photos thrown in as well!

The beginning of the post though is...my newly found passion for Home decor...OMG..I spend way to much time..daily stalking home decor blogs. Let me just say ..you women are beyond amazing! I...am...in..awe...and you have all inspired me!
Tonight's blog is a link to one of those very blogs, A Soft Place to Land and a shout out to all the gorgeous burlap (yep....burlap) projects out there. La*t*Da posted a tutorial on burlap..and I could hardly wait to give it a go. I got my trusty cricut machine out and cut out my designs on freezer paper, ironed them onto the burlap and ...spray painted away...right on the burlap. EASY PEASY! The frame is the same one I used for the spider wall decor below. The frame was white and I spray painted in with the infamous Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. The pillow was even easier. Yes...it did involve sewing...but because there is no wrong side to burlap, I didn't even have to turn it inside out. Just sew, stuff and go! I am linking this to A Soft Place to land ( My first DIY project...eek!)


More October pictures.
Michael, Erin and Emma.

Kelli and Logan
Doug and Logan

+Boo-ritos, Werewolf Eyeballs, Bat Wings, Shredded Toadstools, Black Widow Venom, Goblins Tears, Mummy Wraps and the Tower of Terror.....muhahaha....

Menu Buffet cards, printed on the computer, crumpled and soaked in tea to
give them an aged effect.

Vintage Halloween photos. The Graphics Fairy is a fantastic site for all sorts of wonderful vintage prints and photos.

Water bottle labels (printed on my computer and found at Love Manor) which I edited, printed and added to burlap. The spider were from Target' and I added a dab of red Stickles to spice them up a bit.

Large spider also from Target hot glued to burlap and framed.


Rats cut with my cricut.

Assorted apothecary jars filled with skulls and pumpkins.

Pumpkins spray painted and placed on candle stick holders. Black Crows from Michael's.


Logan and Emma

My baby girl, Courtney and my incredibly adorable grandson, Logan
.......and that...was October!
Tada!
Thanks so very much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!



8 comments:

  1. FINALLY a post. :-) Just kidding. I'm not good at posting either, lol. Looks like you've been busy both with crafting and family. And you have such a beautiful family! Now into the home stretch with Thanksgiving and then Christmas... :-)

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  2. I'm totally in love with that burlap picture idea! Those rats are cool too. :) Very creative stuff going on at your place!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #4!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  3. Look how fun you are!! I didn't have even ONE Halloween decoration up in my house...I know...I'm really bad!

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  4. I enjoyed stopping in. I especially liked the glass jars. (Well--after kids & grandkids :)).

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  5. Im with Heather! Finally a post
    Just kidding too as I dont even have a blog...:)

    Love the pictures, was wondering how the whole Halloween party went, your decorations were great!

    But then again...Im a Sheri fan!

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  6. fabulous photos....what a beautiful family you have......have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  7. Beautiful family! And I like the rats too!
    sandy

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  8. We don't seem to have Halloween as much as y'all in the States and I've no children so it's not the same for me... Love your apothecary bottles though and the picture under the "time with family" quote is stunning x Thanks for sharing your prep for Halloween. October is not too far away....

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