It's Halloween and a girl just has to have a little fun, right?
The first thing I did was pull this $3 portrait I got at Dollar General from the closet.
I was attracted to it because in a maybe-it's-an-ancestor sort of way, this guy kinda looks like Glen.
I also went to Wal-Mart and spent a whopping $79 on a Brother sewing machine and made a couple of stockings to hang on the mantle. It took me longer to figure out how to thread the dang thing than it did to make the stockings - and I even read the directions!
I have to confess my reason for making these Hallowing stockings. For the first time in 34 years, I do not have any little kids to take trick-or-treating Halloween night and I want candy! I figured maybe the Great Pumpkin would visit us Halloween Eve. (I'll let you know how that turns out)
While I had the burlap out, I made a couple little pumpkins.
Then I got brave.
I took down the $300 dog picture Glen purchased at an auction and put up what I thought looked much better hanging above the mantle : )
Let me tell you, the chain from one of my outdoor hanging plants worked GREAT for a broom holder! A couple of old wood sewing thread spools Gorilla glued to a little pine crate serve very well for a place to hang the stockings.
While I was at it, I carelessly wrapped my $1 Dollar General feather boa around an old grapevine wreath that was headed for the trash can. I needed a place to hang the beauty, so I swiped the master's fireplace tool stand and exclaimed, "this is good!"
I was also able to finish my second set of Halloween blocks (can you believe my mom HAD to have the first ones!? Who can say no to Mom??) - see tutorial how to make them here.
But before I knew it, and before I was done with my Halloween display (it still isn't done) Glen came home and as you can about imagine....
He was a bit shocked to discover that I know how to sew : )
Have a great rest of the week!