Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Halloween Preview

Here are a few of my Halloween decorations as requested...
This is my front door...

This is a Halloween decoration I bought on eBay a couple years ago...

This is a witch who is hiding in my violets...

This is my Seasonal tree I decorated for Halloween...I made all the ornaments and tags for my tree. I plan to make some bats to add to the tree sometime soon.

A pumpkin and tags...

A ghost and tags...

Last picture...A witch...

This is a skeleton flamingo...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Window of Opportunity

I got this window for free off Craigs List. It is huge! When I went to pick it up I drove my car. It wouldn't fit in it and I had to go back with my truck to get it. I didn't measure it but I would guess it's at least 5 feet square. I am going to paint it and hang it on my porch for my clematis vine to grow through(-:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

To Nola...

Happy Birthday

I hope your day is as special as you are!!! Have a great one!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bat Pattern

Here is the pattern for you that wanted it. Just click on the picture and print it out. You can cut it smaller if you want. It is the size I used. Just cut out the pieces and trace them on your material. Don't cut the material out just sew it that way. After your done sewing slit a hole in the back of the wings and body. Turn right side out and stuff with batting. Then hand stitch it closed. Paint and sand and antique or whatever your heart desires(-: after its dry you can put a piece of wire in the wings to be able to bend them. A piece of bailing wire works great if you have it but a small sized coat hanger will also work.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Halloween Tree?

My Husband took a picture of this tree on his work related drive yesterday. It looks like a scary Halloween tree to me. I could just see this amongst spooky Halloween decorations at a Haunted House! I would really have fun with this tree in my yard.
I have my Granddog all week so I am still not moving on the Halloween stuff here. I guess I will have to post an old picture of my Bat Cage from last year...That outta get you in the mood...(-: Yes, I did make the bats! They are simple to make out of muslin and black paint. I also sanded them down and antiqued them a bit. My brother gave me the old birdcage someone had thrown away at the recycling place. Hopefully today when I get home from work I will get some more goodies out(-:

Here is a Witch I made a couple years ago too. She was fun to make and required a lot of little details which did take a lot of time but I was happy with how she turned out over all.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sink Fountain Setting Finished

I finally feel satisfied with the lattice. I bought 40 3 inch mirrors and glued them to the back in each hole of the lattice. I bought the mirrors online at Craft Supplies For Less for a great price. I was very happy with how it turned out over all. The mirrors reflect the scenery in the yard and bring it all together for the setting. The old ship on the top my brother rescued out of the recycle bin for me. I like how it goes along with the over all theme.
I am glad you are all enjoying your coupons. I have bought a lot of fun Halloween stuff with mine. I am waiting till October 1st to put out the decorations since its still summer here. We are still having 100 degree temps and no rain. I do have leaves falling but who knows if that is from the season changing or lack of water. Anyhow, if I don't answer right back don't worry I am just really busy with work and trying to keep up with chores. Enjoy your week and I will check in on you all soon(-:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Watch Cat

This cat is made out of cement so he won't be catching anything. He is just watching with his pretty blue eyes.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Red Spider Lily (Amaryllidaceae)

These little bulbs bloom every year without fail when the days get shorter. It's a true sign of Fall for me.(-: I have mine in a pot and they do just fine. You can plant them directly into the ground and they will do well too(-: I might divide them this year and move them around in different areas. It seems there are quite a few in this pot now.
Here is a little info about this amazing bulb...
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