Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dollar Tree + Spray Paint + Hot Glue =

Pure Halloween crafting fun!

My pinterest addiction has paid off.  I saw this cute "Spooky Village" while looking around on pinterest.  I thought it was pure genius!!!!  

Yes, they are little Christmas village pieces you can by at the Dollar Tree for $1!!  Needless to say...I hit it and brought three little houses home to experiment with.
Aren't they adorable!  And yes, they even light up!  It was so easy.  I spray painted the little houses black, then dry brushed some acrylic gray over them.  Can it get any simpler??

Only thing, I don't have room to display an entire village, so I had to get creative.  So I found that the Dollar Tree also sells this moss too.  

Then I searched the house looking for something to "plant" them in.
A little orange spray paint on this vase I had under the kitchen sink was perfect.  I added some sticks from the front yard and some little berries off of a silk leave bush. 
I had this little moss planter out on the back porch...perfect!!!  Just another reason to never throw anything out, LOL!
I am keeping my eyes peeled for some little orange berries.  I was wanting them to look like pumpkins.  In the meantime, I am happy with them.

I really like this one.  I spray painted the moss black, just to see if I liked it.  I do!  Now I am looking for some kind of container to put it in.

Over the last ten years I have used this poor pumpkin out on the porch.  Once again, NEVER throw anything out.  I really didn't like it...until....
I gave him a little make over.  Black paint around his eyes, nose and mouth got it all started.  Then I stained the entire pumpkin with some black wash.  
I bought a package of birthday hats at the Dollar Tree for $1 and spray painted one of them.  (I have some left for later!).  Added a little ribbon I had on hand and some tissue paper, then I put him on a black pillar candlestick.  
And now...I love him!  

I thought I would share this with everyone since I am still working on my granny square blanket and don't have any new pictures of it.  I am making progress and I guess in another week it should be done!

I'm off of here for now, I think I need to go spray paint something!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Granny Square Blankie

As you can see, I have been a busy girl!!  Here is a good two-week's worth of crocheting some granny love!  It started out a bit like work, but once I got into it I haven't been able to stop.
I had a call from a lady who had seen the blanket I did for Hospice.  So this is a special order.  I told her I would gladly make another, but it would, of course, be a little different.  It is for a little girl and yes, it will have an owlie on it!
Good Lord!  Look at all those ends.  I need to stop and weave some in, but I don't want to interrupt my granny mojo long enough to clean them up.  I am joining my squares as I go, which I really like.  And I am just feeling my way through the design.  There is a little bit left before I complete the band of 5 round grannies, then I am not sure what I will do.  

Other than this, things have been busy here.  Time just gets away from me, especially on the weekends. Before I go, let me share my happy little jack-o-lantern collection with everyone!
Aren't they cute?!!  I put them in my little antique mini cabinet so I could keep them together.  I am especially fond of my "Seagrove" pottery pumpkins.  
It is looking a lot like fall around the house...and I love it.  Right now I am working on some little haunted houses (the idea came from pinterest).  Hopefully I can get them done this week and get pictures posted next week.

For now, I'm off.  Laundry, supper, housework, you name it...and all I want to do is sit and crochet!