Halloween

Gourd Jack-o-lanterns! AND Gourd Ghost Pinatas!

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Sharing a couple new ideas I came up with for playing with gourds!

This one - my totally cool jack-o-lantern face - could also be drawn onto a fresh pumpkin! Just use sharpies and set aside a little quiet time to doodle to your heart's content.

Definitely will be decorating fresh pumpkins with doodles - they will last a LOT longer than they do when cut!

Even fresh gourds in weird shapes are good candidates! Think about it!

A Little Guide to Fall Crafts on Gingerbread Snowflakes.

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In preparing for our crafty day at the Pumpkin Patch, I put together a handout for visitors to guide them to on line tutorials for fall related crafts.

I thought some of you that are new to my blog might appreciate this easy way to find fall crafts!

And don't forget to check out my Pinterest board - Celebrations and Seasons for more of my favorite fall crafts from the blogisphere!

Happy Halloween

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Diane and Mike! Pure "vintage" Halloween!

Costumes were always simple and inexpensive. Diane is wearing a little dress/apron I made her and Mike his very Raggedy Andy cords and shirt. All that was needed - a couple of yarn wigs and a little work with eyebrow pencil!

(Mike hated the wig and nearly destroyed it before we plopped it on his head and grabbed this shot! Diane, of course, was MUCH better behaved.

I am wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

Making Ghostly Trick-or-Treaters and Glowing Goblin Ghosts

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How to make table top ghosts - er - trick-or-treaters.

Note: My spooky friends are designed to haunt a table or mantle or peek out from a window sill rather than hang. The tallest is 16" and the littlest fellow is 6".

With care in packing, they can be saved from year to year.  I still have two that are over 15 years old!

You will need:

Cheese cloth or gauze fabric

A Ghostly Tale and a Giveaway!

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Spooky! Spooky! Spooky!

My little spook is actually two spooks - one spook made using gauze stiffened with Plaid Stiffy and another spook made using cotton broadcloth and Plaid GloAway Glow-in-the-Dark Gel.

When the GloAway spook is tucked inside the gauze spook you get a ghostly, three dimensional, semi transparent ghost! When the lights are turned out!

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