Monday, October 18, 2010

Vinyl Giveaway

Today I am sharing a give-away with Wonderfully Wordy. I just ordered the vinyl owl

for my Halloween mantel (coming soon!) and would love some more vinyl. Who doesn't love vinyl? I have several around my home, but my favorite is the front door. It says "No solicitors or flyers". I might as well said, "LET LOST!" But it totally works. I don't get junk or salesman at my door.

So if you would like some vinyl, go to Sweet November and join the giveaway.
I totally need/love the pantry canisters. Don't you think I need those?


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Banner

Sweet Pea lives in the college dorms, complete with white cinder blocks. I made a Halloween banner to add a little color to that sparce, blank space. I did a lot of cutting and folding during a recent Sunday while watching church on t.v.
(BEST ever!).
I printed out each letter onto bright green cardstock using a "Lord of the Rings" font. Who knew...never mind. Geeks and nerds know that stuff.
(It doesn't look like green in the above photo, see below)

Next up, punched out 3" scallops out of eggplant and glue letters on top.

Then, I used 2 different designer papers, a black stripe and orange polka dot. Cut each into 2" x 12" in strips. Glued 2 strips together (2" x 24"), folded every 1/2 inch to form the medallions.

Finally, I sent all of the pieces to Sweet Pea and she glued them together on a 3/4" ribbon. I wasn't sure about the length of the room, so she did it herself.
Here is it....Tah-dah!
Needless to say, this wall needs a lot, LOT more color.

I am looking forward to making another one for myself....this time with yellow or cream centers (oohhh...That sounds like a cookie!)

I've got a ton of other Halloween/Fall projects that are midway to completion.
Working a lot has put some money in my pocket, but a cramp in my crafting time. Can't win!

What is your newest decor addition this fall?


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Autumn, wishful thinking

Today's post is a wish for fall to come. Summer decided to extend it's stay like an old, stinky ...I don't know, but you get the picture.

I have been decorating my front door in the hopes of some kind of cooler weather arriving.
That didn't work. What did happen was crazy lightening and thunder storms and big fluffy clouds and humidity. Huh. Well, at least it isn't 110 degrees.

Oh yeah....these were live flowers... almost dead now. What the heck, Summer. Go away!

Next week, pumpkins make their appearance. Maybe that will invite cooler weather.