I'm trying to get in the Halloween mood so I can fire up my sewing machine and start making costumes.
Here's a playlist of spooky jazz and big band tunes on Youtube. That first song is crazy. My fave is number 3..."This October". You can't go wrong with Julie London.
"Shine on Harvest Moon" by The Dinning Sisters is pretty great, too. Those twins were so gorgeous, weren't they? I miss that old glamour.
Give it a click and grab some cider or a pumpkin spice latte and meet me back here. Go ahead...I'll wait.
I used to make a LOT of holiday decorations/toys/paintings. Then I had my two little ghouls and my production levels have dropped off considerably. When they're back in school full time I'll get to crackin' again, I'm sure.
Here's a little recipe box I painted. I'm addicted to recycling stuff. What would I do without thrift stores?
There's a "secret" candy corn in the bottom.
Here's a small stand for a pumpkin or an extra-large cupcake.
Some silly appetizer pics.
A little cat doll on a swing.
This is a set of wooden salad bowls.
I liked their little metal pedestals. It makes your salads....fancier, I suppose. Because we all need fancier salads, right?
I took a fitted top and embroidered an orange owl with "Hoot hoot!" across the front.
Okay...now I'm in a Halloween mood.
It's Halloween thirty, you guys!
My children will NOT stick with one costume choice. Tell me someone else goes through the every year.
"Bunny! No...now I want to be a cowgirl. No, wait...a moth. I've changed my mind, Mama...I want to be an astronaut. No...a princess astronaut. No, a deer. Wait-I was a deer last year."
I'm setting a cut-off point. Pick by the end of the week if you expect me to make it. Tres reasonable, yes?