Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Decor

So a few weeks ago I decorated my home for Halloween. I have few spces around the house to decorate as most of the wall and shelf space is taken up with pictures and books. I do have one partial wall next to the dining area that I love to play with. This is a picture of what I did on the wall. I thought it turned out very well. My husband does not like scary stuff so this is mostly cutesy.

To do this I took a wall print of a haunted house (which I could have found at any store that sell Halloween decor, this one is from Target) and put it on the wall. It did not want to stay on it's own so I added double stick tape and some thumb tacks. I thne placed a thumb tack everywhere I wanted to drape spider web from. I also added "Beware" tape where the door might be. (The tape can be made from any black tape or purchased). I then stretched fake cobweb (in this case Christmas snow) over the whole building. I added some wooden bats to the sky and some fabric fall leaves to the yard (at the bottom). Then to add just a little more character I added some of my Halloween earrings (which I often don't wear) to the windows so it would look like there was something inside. (You can also use paper cutouts).

Overall this was a fun little piece in our home. Most of the rest of the house is decorated in the left over Halloween decor from years gone by and books. I have a lot of books with cool covers and scary stories inside which make perfect Halloween decor and conversation starters at parties. People love to talk about books even if they won't ever read them. Ok off to find some more stuff to make.... Happy Haunting!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tampon art?

OK so this is not of my doing but I thought it was interesting... and yes it uses mostly found objects. Check out the website and see what they have for each season. It bothers me a little but if you can get past what the initial purpose of this material is it is kind of cute and kitschy. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So many projects...

And so little time. I have stated a ton of projects lately and we will see what actually gets done. I already have a few things I want to write about but I think I should finish the projects first then post. I will admit not everything is going to be made from leftovers (and I will be honest when this happens) but I would still like to share. Up first we have pillowcases (not from leftovers), my quilting bee fall exchange (not yet but soon), and some yummy food.

Just FYI I am doing several projects this month for other people and will share those as time permits. I am doing a Quilting Bee and a DIY exchange with my local nest board. I am also helping one of my friends with her projects. With all of this going on very little of my work will come out this month. Please bear with me as I try to get somethings on here and get this rolling. I promise to have a few projects and ideas on here before Thanksgiving! (I need something to be proud of by then). I will post about my projects but I have to hope no one reads this blog and receives my gifts... with that in mind I will be vague but I promise to explain it all later.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First post

So this is going to be my crafting/cooking/everything but my husband blog. I hope to enjoy sharing my life and fun stuff with you. Please check back as I will post about my first projects soon! Oh and just so you know everything will come from found objects if I can help it. I want to do left -over art... ok some of it isn't but I will do my best!