Well, October has not been a good blogging month. I have been busy crafting (and working like a dog at the paid job), just not blogging about it. And I was able to get together with my girlfriends this weekend for our annual Girl’s Weekend! Fun! We went to the White Mountains of NH and it was gorgeous and perfect weather. A bit chilly, but it is mid-October after all.
I also had my monthly crafty night with my local friends last weekend and got to work on some things. I made some mummies for the Halloween Houses, and also some ghosts! I dusted off the scroll saw and made the ghosts from the hubby’s scrap pile. The first ghost I made from pine, so I decided to paint him with some acrylic paint. The second ghost I made from some gorgeous curly maple, so I kept him unpainted, and just used a beeswax polish on him. Love them! I also did an inaugural run on the wood burner, and burned in the ghosts’ features.
The mummies are just “men” people turnings and I wrapped little strips of an old white sheet around and used some Aileen’s craft glue. Before I glued on the strips of fabric though, I painted them white with some acrylic paint, and used a thin brush to make some tiny eyes. I got the idea originally from looking at the little gnome mummies that were posted on Wee Folk Art last year.
And since I had the wood burner out, I pulled out a penguin that I made many months ago on the scroll saw for my youngest. I hadn’t finished him because I wanted to wood burn the lines in before painting with the watercolors, in an effort to keep the watercolor paint from bleeding into the different areas. I thought he turned out very well! Stocking stuffer!
And then all the other stuff of fall, like pumpkin carving, apple picking and cider making, soccer games, football in the yard, watching football on the TV (Go Blue!), and starting to anticipate winter. I was watching the Patriots play in Foxborough tonight and it was snowing! Eek! Just rain here….so far.
Oh,……and did I forget to mention the super-cute wet-felted wool acorns?? More on those later…