Now that my nightmare is behind me and I'm recuperating from frayed nerves, I wanted to share with you some of the GOOD times this Fall has brought me.
A trip to my favorite thrifting haunt scored me some vintage Dennison Halloween decorations, still unopened in their original packaging! My dilemma is whether I want to open it! The cost? $1.50!
Two old Jack o'Lanterns. The waving blow-mold was $3.50 while the candy container was $1.50.
I found the cutest McCalls patterns for 25 cents each. I don't care about the costume patterns; it was the images I was after!
Feel free to copy the images for your scrapbooking/tag-making enjoyment!
Aren't they cute?!
The wonderful Melissa at: http://www.honeygirlstudiojewelry.blogspot.com/(why can't I ever do a link right?) contacted me to tell me the good news that I won her give-away! This absolutely ADORABLE Fall Harvest key necklace came just a few days later. My daughter, Mary has claimed it as her own.
I experimented with two new mediums - air-hardening clay and Rigid Wrap, to make this vintage-style black cat. I wasn't crazy about this specific clay as it dried quickly and formed cracks all over the cat. However, it didn't matter because once it dried, I covered it with Rigid Wrap, which is strips of paper covered in plaster. You wet it, and apply it to the piece. LOVE IT!! It's FAST becoming one of my favorite mediums! Of course, painting and decorating the cat with his party hat and crepe paper collar just added to the fun!
Everyone in Bucks County has been enjoying some gorgeous Fall weather. We took advantage of it one morning by taking the kids pumpkin picking.
They couldn't decide between round, fat ones or long skinny ones. We got a couple of each!
Last, but certainly not least, is our latest score. Ted rescued these from being thrown into a dumpster! What a WASTE that would have been! I'm using three of them in my art studio. I haven't decided exactly what I want to use them for, but without a doubt, every drawer will be filled!