Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Haunted House Table Runner at Sur La Table

What I like about this felt table runner is the many decorating possibilities. Sewing it on the edge of a plain tablecloth to use as a border. Cutting it up in to sections and wrapping around large vases. Wrapped around clear containers with a candle to cast haunted house patterns on a wall. Hanging the runner as a banner on the front of a fireplace mantle or along the back of the mantle.

Several Halloween items along with the runner can be found here.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Halloween 2016

My JoAnn store has started squeezing summer out and filling the shelves and end caps with fall and Halloween. The pillows this year have lovely graphics. The gold really stands out against the black fabric.

There at least 5 Nightmare Before Christmas theme fabrics this year.

Available on the web site here.

I am late to the party this year with a very good excuse. In a whirlwind 4 week period I was diagnosed with early stage colon cancer, had surgery, and found out it had not spread to the lymph nodes. 2 weeks since surgery today. Feeling very grateful and excited for Halloween this year!

During my recovery we watched Stranger Things on Netflix. Highly recommended for a great homage to 1980s horror movies.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Martha Stewart the Catalog for Living 2004

I am thankful today for many things including good friends. We are off for a waterfront walk on this cold sunny day. Then we watch the parade while making the mashed potatoes and the Tofurky. Hope you all have a warm food filled day with those you love.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Vintage Look Photos

One of my favorite ways to age photos is using this Japanese photo distressing and aging generator. The higher the contrast the better the image. Its really fun to play with your Halloween photos.

Took this image at a Christmas festival in London last year. Love what the site did to this carousel image. All the images get upload to Snapfish.com to make prints. The goal, one day, is to make a spooky distressed photo album to house all the Halloween images.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Disco Owl

I have a little space on the sideboard where the owls live. Below I have the faux mercury glass stuff.

In the 75% off pile at the grocery store I find this owl label bottle. Great little addition for the display.

There is battery compartment so I pop in the batteries and it turns in to Disco Owl!

Tiny strand of LED's that flashes and changes color. Its blinding!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Storing Halloween

70% off Michaels

Trying something new this year for storage. I didn't buy much at the post Halloween sales. It is still hard to remember, when the next Halloween rolls around, what I bought and where it went! This little batch might be part of next years mantel display. Took a photo on the bin lid where this lot is stored. This year the bins get labeled with a number. On flickr, the photo gets the bin number added to it.

Started this process with the fabric and trim in my collection. Next step will be assigning bin numbers to photos. Good project for the winter months.