Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Halloween Chalkboard

Hello friends!
I am still Halloweening around here, and today the kitchen chalkboard got decorated for Halloween!
 I made this chalkboard from a vintage frame from a rummage sale..I got a board cut to fit it and painted it with chalkboard paint.. I change it up pretty much monthly..I think we are on year 4 of this chalkboard..

A big happy jack-o -lantern to great you as you come into the kitchen ..with a garland of small jack -o-lanterns dancing around..
 I can't wait to carve the real pumpkins but for now the chalkboard pumpkins will have to do!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October..

 Hello friends..
This is the October sampler months from Little House Needleworks and Classic Colorworks..
 I found the little crate at Michael's and added a magnet to it and sheet metal to the back of my stitched piece to be able to change it out for the different months...
 I added a Halloween plaid bow , berry picks, cotton branches and a little velvet pumpkin.. to the crate with a crow on top !  It's on display in our family room with other things Fall .. The pickup truck was a gift from my neighbor for the grandsons.. it has to be on display for a while first!

 It's stitched on 28 count tea/ coffee dyed evenweave ..I did change the fence color to Classic Colorworks Khaki Mocha.. it was charted for a brown color.. I also left out the heart and gave the crow a  french knot eye. The backing fabric is black check homespun.. both were mounted on seperate pieces of sticky board then hot glued together..

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Monday, October 9, 2017

We Made Halloween Quilts!

 Happy Monday!
My daughter Chelsea decided we needed to learn to make a quilt .. so that is what we did this weekend! We each made a twin size Halloween quilt.. from 4 inch squares. We You tubed a lot of the instructions .. It isn't easy to make one but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be ..Binding was a little hard.. And ..OMG there is a a stack of Christmas squares ready to make a Christmas quilt! How did that happen!
 My other daughter ( the fury one) thinks it is hers! Chelsea did great .. she had never really sewn before other than in Home Ec..But now she has a quilt  that she made!

She is the Queen of this castle :)

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Night 2

Good morning!
I decided to stitch up this cute little Halloween piece..Halloween Night from Heart in Hand.. 
 You might remember my daughter Chelsea also stitched this and I finished it for her.. When I saw how cute hers was I went and bought the same wood shelf piece from Michael's to stitch my own!

 I finished mine a little differently .. I painted the wood piece with chalkboard paint..then mounted my stitching on sticky board and did some black check homespun on sticky board.. glued the 2 pieces together..and glued to the wood piece..  on hers I ruffled the homespun to put on the back..
 I added black and orange berry picks and a Halloween plaid bow.. this is the same plaid ribbon I usedon the Halloween tree. the whole piece  got some chalk doodles..
 This wood piece is nice because it is free standing.. no need for an easel..
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Halloween in the Tiered Tray

Hello friends!
Last night I decided to spookify the tiered tray.. Crows from the Dollar Tree took over the top tier..


Purple sparkly floral picks, orange and black buffalo check ribbon.. black sparkly berries, and black tulle all were added..Lots of fall leaves ..pumpkins, sweater pumpkins too...
 several sets of owl salt and pepper sets .. and the cutest vintage looking Halloween cat salt and pepper shakers..
 Look at them!

 Love that Buffalo check ribbon.. for the final touch I added a strand of battery operated lights...so it is lit up at night!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Halloween in the Foyer

Good morning friends!
Since I decided to do a Halloween tree in the foyer..I figured the whole foyer needed to be all Halloween! Of course those Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules have to be on display! Hanging from the cabinet knob is Pumpkin Patch from Prairie Schooler 
 On top of the cabinet in the foyer there are 2 Prairie Schooler pieces.. Flight Night

 and Witches go Riding.. sweater pumpkins, glitter pumpkins, Dollar Tree crows, cotton branches and black check fabric torn in strips all decorate the top of the cabinet..

Another  Lizzie Kate piece.. Tingles ..mounted on a diy fence with a black pompom garland.. sits at the base of the stairs..
 Of course the Halloween tree and Halloween Banner .. pumpkins, Halloween signs.. even some vintage crochet on top of the wood crate..
The table by the front door has another Prairie Schooler ..Knock Knock.. I made the lantern swag with cotton branches , fall branches and burlap and Halloween plaid ribbon.. The candle is battery operated.. The skeleton and his dog are from the Party Lite home parties many many years ago! I am loving the foyer all decorated for Fall!

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All colored text is clickable.. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my Halloween foyer!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Our Halloween Front Porch



Good morning! 
October 1st means it's time to decorate the front porch for Halloween! You can see the Halloween Tree from yesterdays post behind Ronnie ..
I used the Trick and Treat signs I made last year and also the OR that hangs on the door.. The garland around the door is made from decomesh and tulle, little chalkboard signs.. diy ghosts and skeletons from Dollar Tree. there are also purple lights and white lights strung thru it.. the base is a evergreen garland piece in black ..

 The chalkboard Halloween countdown is on display again ...with a pumpkin patch chalkboard sign


 The few zinnia seeds I kind of threw on the ground by the front door are taller than me .. and still going strong!
 We should be having a little cooler weather here in Northern Illinois .. but its still been in the 80's and finally they are calling for rain here this week.. everything is so dry!
Ronnie is ready for all the Trick or Treaters.. she just needs to carve all the pumpkins! :)
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