Wednesday, October 12, 2011

overzealous craftiness

I've always loved Halloween, it's aaallllmost my favorite holiday, beat out by a narrow margin by Christmas.  As a kid I reveled in the massive amounts of sugary goodness, excessive amounts of makeup worn, and the excuse to wear things not deemed appropriate for everyday use.  Now, as an adult, I love Halloween for the massive amounts of sugary goodness, excessive amounts of makeup worn, and the excuse to wear things not deemed appropriate for everyday use.  This year, however, I seem to be getting even more in the spirit, even earlier then normal.  I blame the massive amounts of crafting inspiration to be found on pinterest (what, you're not in the loop yet?  poor you.).  Anyway, just thought I'd share some of the fabulousness I've been up to (is it cocky to call my own crafts fabulous?  probably, but I can't say I care)...
I whipped this little number up this afternoon.  I know, I know, it smacks of overzealous craftiness to use the word whip and afternoon in the same sentence, but it really is true!  A little spray paint here, a lot of spanish moss there, a couple of dollar tree black birds (which, incidentally, give Scarlett some major creeps), and voila! an old school, glamorous, Edgar Allan Poe-esq wreath is born.


See? fabulous.
(I based it off of the wreath seen here)

I spent a good chunk of last week (which I probably should've been spending doing neglected laundry) making Halloween clipboard countdowns for my sisters, mom, and myself.  They weren't particularly hard either, which is always nice..'cause I'm lazy like that.  The idea came from here.  The green zebra is mine, the damask is my oldest sister Stephanie's, the houndstooth is Liberty's and the bat one is my mom's (which actually has tiny patterns inside the bats, so they're actually plaid and polka dot bats.  how cute is that?).  I think they all fit our personalities and tastes pretty darn well, which was half the fun when picking out the scrapbook paper. 


 

 

 

That's all for right now.  I know, I know, the entire post was spent tooting my own horn...but I'm a mom...if I don't do it, nobody will :P  Anyway, just thought I'd share 'cause Halloween craftiness makes me happy.  Hope you enjoyed :)

10 comments:

Steph said...

You ARE fabulous like that!! Also, you have every right to toot your own fantastic crafty horn. Your crafts are soo very cute! AND...what kind of lucky girl has a fabulous sister that makes crafts for her and then ships them states away?? Me, that's who. Lucky me.

p.s. still am giggling over the image that plays in my mind when Scarlett sees the crows...hilarious.

Alabama Apples said...

I love reading your posts. They make me laugh and read them out loud. What a mean mommy you are...messin' around with your daughter's mind like that. She will have The Birds dreams, you know...

Thank you for imparting some of your whipping up fabulousness my way. You did fit our personalities wonderfully. I AM crazily spoiled to have such amazing sisters. Love you!! Give munchkins loves from me!

Debbie said...

It's fun to see how you tweaked the Christmas Countdown clipboards. I ended up making a Halloween one too. I didn't glue mine down, so I can just change out the papers. My hubby wanted a vacation, birthday, and Easter countdown too.

Love all your variations!

Natalie said...

Tooting your own horn is a-ok, especially when your wreath really is as fabulous as that! I will have to keep that in mind for next year. You are so crafty!

Adrienne said...

That is some cute craftiness. Very impressed. I'd toot my horn too!

holyoak said...
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holyoak said...

Well, I am going to try this one more time. My first comment was a good one. I don't know if I can recreate it!

I am amazed that I missed two posts and late on this one, what a lazy loafer dad...
Whit I love the grand garrish gaggle of ghosts!

Great job on the tree removal. I am impressed. Obviously, so were the folks around town. That young man hustled over so fast he dang near ran out of his shorts. ;)

As for the Greek artwork. I must agree with the others, great pattern and color selection! Do I hear the words Sorority and Fraternity in your future...?

We got the countdown clipboard yesterday. It is very cute! Since we've had a taste for the Highlands lately, I think it is only fitting to have kilt clad bats for Halloween!

Great posts baby doll!

Aubrey said...

Super fun, I've recently been exploring Pinterest as well and get so many good ideas from it. I love your Halloween background and your Halloween music by the way. We were dancing to your blog just the other day here at the Walser house.

Coty said...

I LOVE it all!!!
Whitney, those are so cute! I also dig your ghosts!! You've inspired me to try my hand at them for our Halloween party this year-- not sure if mine will be as fab though. Also, how cool is that wreath! Simple, yet sophisticated and uber creepy! You go girl! Isn't Halloween the best?!?!

Julene and Gabe said...

Love the wreath, and the count downs! I love making crafts, it is just so fun!