Hullo!! When last we spoke I was gearing up for what I was just sure was going to be a huge weekend in a nearby town called Weston for their annual Apple Fest...boy was I ever wrong! There were a lot of people there to be sure, but they only seemed interested in buying kettle corn...never underestimate the allure of kettle corn! Many of the vendors I spoke with echoed my dismay that people weren't really even coming into our booths! It was very strange! It wasn't all bad though, the other vendors and the folks putting on the show were super nice! The slowness on Friday gave me time to finish 4 Bandana Fringe Scarves! And my set up looked pretty rad if I do say so myself!
I was once again met with a lot of children who seem to find mannequin heads to be the scariest thing on earth. This seems to be a common belief among old and young that I just don't get. I don't find them even a little creepy! Regardless, I've purchased them some sunglasses as I think its the eyes that bother people...we'll see how it goes!
Speaking of creepy, did you know Halloween is almost here? Its my absolute favorite time of year! I LOVE everything about it! I put the start of my decorations up a couple of weeks ago and I've been creating more as I go along. The first step was taking a table top decoration that my husband made in the spring, and adapting it to Halloween! Wouldn't you know it, I somehow never took a photo of the spring version of it, but here is how it looks now!
For the spring version I had clear marbles in the bottles and fake tulips in them, it was cute! Real flowers would be nice too, but my cat won't allow it. I just switched the marbles for black "dragon's tears" (the flat marbles) and then I cut a bunch of bats out of cardstock and affixed them to sparkly pipe cleaners! Its pretty "3rd grade art class" but I like how it turned out!
This was, of course, not my only crafty enterprise! Each year I host a pumpkin carving party but I never get around to doing any of the carving myself because I like to fuss over things in a hosty way. This year I decided to do a pumpkin diorama, and do it early so I could take my time with it and just have it for display! I love how it turned out!
I bought the pumpkin at Michaels where they sell them with a hole already in them. I painted the inside purple with metallic craft paint, which didn't go very well as the paint did not want to stick or cover! I picked up a bag of purple moss and I was well on my way! I found the purple fairy lights in the "dollar" section of Target for $3 and the skeletons at the Halloween store! The tree, fence, and tombstones are just paper cutouts! (shout out to my husband who did the fence for me, mine was terrible!) In hind sight, I maybe should have gotten a different color of moss as the whole thing is a little purple heavy, but I like purple so whatever! I also burned a pretty good hole in my hand with the glue gun...no project is complete without a scar!
Finally, I think last week's pop-up mailing list subscriber form might have made it difficult to view the blog on mobile devices, at least it did for me, so this week I'm just going to stick it at the end here, and I will likely do this going forward as well! So far I don't know what I'll be mailing you guys, but I promise it will never be much and it will only be things I think you might want to know!
I make a lot of stuff...I pretty much never stop making! Every Thursday I will post here about things I've made. It will be mostly crochet, but not entirely, and where I can I will include tutorials or links to how I figured out how to do things!