I’ve always had a thing for copper, when given the choice I’ll always pick it over silver or gold. When Oriental Trading Company reached out for a Thanksgiving collaboration I was immediately drawn to the sparkly copper items. I thought an autumn table candle display was a great time to celebrate my love of copper.
Something about cold and rainy autumn days makes me want to hole up and create something. It’s the time of year when I dig out the needle craft supplies I stash away in favor of gardening gloves and hand weeders from spring to summer. I wanted to make something new so I drew up a set of autumn punch needle patterns.
I’ve had a weird thing for blood this year, lot’s of creepy bloody ideas in my head this year! First up is a set of do-it-yourself bleeding Halloween candle holders. The frost glass and shiny blood combine with the flickering candle light to offer up a warm glow Morticia Addams would certainly approve of.
I received the paint used in this project as part of the DecoArt blogger outreach program.
On Saturday Mary finally had her dream birthday party. We had her Halloween spider party at the town park; despite a very wet and dreary start to the day the weather tuned around and it ended up being a beautiful day. We had spiders and spider webs everywhere, even on the cake and taco dip! Irving the spider pinata made another appearance and everyone had a great time.
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Even though Mary’s birthday is in late November we’re having her party in early October. Last year she had a generic Halloween party (with the worlds best spider pinata). She’s going to be 4 this year and she’s got a lot of opinions now! I loved having her help planning the party this year. She decided on a spider party, with a blue cake. What can I say? The kid loves Halloween! Mary has also been waiting impatiently to make some spider invitations. [Read more…]