this is halloween – happy halloween!!

Halloween is finally here! Everything is ready to go for our trick-or-treaters and casual pizza party with a few friends tonight.I even carved a last minute pumpkin yesterday to go with my many bat decorations this year. Now I'm just hoping the weather holds up and we get no rain tonight so the trick-or-treaters show. If not, there will be a lot of candy in my future.Have a great time tonight! I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of the celebration.If you are just joining us, check out the … [Read more...]

this is halloween – trick-or-treat bags

The possibility of actually having a decent amount trick-or-treaters this year made me go a little overboard with the candy and Halloween in general. When I was a kid, we used to leave a basket outside with little bags with candy for all the kids who would stop by our house while my parents would take my sister and me trick-or-treating. Even though we'll be home on Halloween night I still wanted to make little bags to give the kids. I had my handy bat punch and used some super sale coupons for … [Read more...]

this is halloween – bat wreath

Now that is is finally October, I can start decorating the outside of the house without the neighbors thinking I'm crazy. I didn't have any front door decor in my stash of Halloween decorations from the old house so I decided to make a wreath.This was a fun and easy wreath to make. A simple yarn base, some bats and a Trick or Treat mini banner along the inside.I simply wrapped the black yarn tightly around the entire wreath form. After I was done I went back and wrapped a gray piece of yarn … [Read more...]

this is halloween – bat obsession

This Halloween it seems, I  have a bit of a bat obsession. The front door wreath that is in progress has bats, there is a bat garland in my dining room and by this time next week I'll have hanging bats all over the house. Pictures and tutorials to come, I promise. It has been a long work week for me and pictures taken late at night after working at 12+ hour day don't really come out well enough for blog posting. In the meantime, here are a few of the inspiration pictures for my bat … [Read more...]

this is halloween – spider wreaths

I'm loving the Halloween supplies out this year. I found this great spider web ribbon at Michaels and knew it would be great for a wreath. I had two mini wreath forms that were the right size french doors leading to the patio so they seemed like the perfect combination. I made sure to wrap the ribbon with a bit of overlap to cover the form completely but without covering up too much of the design. I used a quilting pin on the back of the wreath to hold down the ribbon so if I messed up or … [Read more...]