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Monday, October 10, 2011

More Halloween

Hello everyone.  I had a slight relapse of my sickness.  I think this is viral so it won't respond to antibiotics.  My youngest son seems to have it as well but his doctor detected the beginning of an ear infection so he is on an antibiotic and feeling no better than me!  When I was a kid, I didn't get to trick or treat very many times because I was frequently sick most of the month of October.  I think that is why I love Halloween so much. 

I haven't felt up to crafting up a storm as I intended and I don't have all my Halloween decorations up, but I wanted to share this wreath that I made.  I got the instructions from the Better Homes and Gardens Halloween book.  I try to pick up their holiday themed magazines every season.  They have great ideas and patterns for decorations.  This wreath was relatively easy.  It starts out obviously with a grapevine wreath.  My husband cut mask templates out of plywood.  I painted them bright colors and finished them with a clear spray coat that had glitter in it.  I love the dimension of the blue and purple masks. The nose parts had to be glued at an angle.  Then I wired them to the wreath.  I even found colored fine gage wire for many of the colors I used.  I thought it was fun and different. 

I also wanted to share this picture of my favorite purchased decoration.  I picked this up at a gift shop recently.  I just love it.  Every time I walk by it, it makes me smile.  I love the primitive vintage decorations.  You should have seen Mickey when I brought this home and set it on the mantle.  She had to check it out.  It is almost as big as her, but she didn't let it intimidate her.  I almost got a picture of her sniffing it, but she was too fast for me when I got the camera out.  I think she is on to me!  I did however, get a picture of her bottom half when she lost one of her toys under the couch.

She didn't see me coming with the camera in hand! 
I hope everyone has a great week.  Take care.                                                  Nancy


  1. Ha! Love the ghost riding the cat ornament - very cute! Hope you're all feeling better soon!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. What a great idea..I have a bunch of those masks in my house may have to create one for my door.