Thursday, November 18, 2010

halloweenie decor as promised..

i realize i am the slowest blogger ever.
and for that i am sorry.
i love blogging but cannot make myself get sucked into the online world after work. :)

here is my terra cotta dracula

he is a much smaller scale then the ones my moma made growing up.
but for the space i have he is perfect.
the only things he is missing in the picture is his cape and ears.
i gave him a trash bag black cape and just left him w/o ears.
i free handed all his painted areas which was fun.
as you can tell you just need two bottom pot pieces and 3 varied size pots.
also at my moma's house her big daddy drac is used as a candy holder outside.

[sorry about the poor picture quality, poor lighting and iphone pic]
my terra cotta jack

there is this wonderful place called the union project
in our neighborhood.
they had a pumpkin carving of leather hard pumpkins.
i brought my handy ceramic tools & after a week picked up this baby.
they fired it for me.
and instead of a real pumpkin that rots i have forever halloween decor.
we did carve pumpkins this year.

i made the mistake of not taking the finished project.
shea & i made our silhouettes on our pumpkins.
[just use your imagination, sorry guys]
the next project i took on was this mum pumpkin.
[as you can easily tell this is not my picture, photo credit is on pic]
anyway this was an amazing twist on flower planting for me.
i hate planting flowers..this was fun.
i used redish mums and yellow and planted them in white pumpkins.
this could also work for your thanksgiving decor.
if you aren't a gardener i recommend it.:)
alright that is all.
i will try to blog a bunch more on my vacay.
no promises tho.
;) xo

Monday, November 1, 2010

gnome sweet gnome..

mrs. & mr. garden gnome

our makeshift "halloleen" costumes.
just made hats and shoes.
everyone thought we were elves. :( we didn't have pointy ears.
oh well.
we had a big halloween party that i planned at the seminary.
it was great!
all the themed halloween dishes everyone made were amazing.
one was these babies...
squirmy wormy sandwiches. guess what that is??
yep. hotdogs! i love themed food.
the party was way fun for kiddos and grown kiddos.

happy halloween 2010!

another post coming soon of halloween crafts from this year.

wedding gifts

lovely birds.
here is the finished product. of wedding present a la the mckee's.
folks this is what you get when you tell me i'm not allowed to get you a gift.
it's hanging in their kitchen.
the colors on the birds are purple and & orange which were her wedding colors.
i did this in about an hour.
remember how i said i was going to decorate their door.
well i did. only they came home to fast so i had to makeshift some stuff.
there will be no pictures because i was not thrilled.:(

their wedding was incredible a perfect southern wedding.
reception at a plantation house the works.

it was an amazing weekend get away & amazing southern weather.
[can you tell i miss the south]