Wishing for Fall
Of course, I go shopping and even though it's just the beginning of September, Halloween stuff has been out since the end of last month. Michael's even has Christmas stuff out already! The grocery store has aisles of candy. You go online, and everyone is talking about their fall decorations and discussing what to be for Halloween.
I feel left out sometimes. Sure, it's going to be great come February when it's 80 degrees here and everyone else is dealing with gray slushy snow, but right now? I want some autumn, damn it!
I've been reading Sam's blog and she's been making the CUTEST Halloween stuff. I figure, if she lives here in this outer circle of hell and can decorate, then I can too! Who cares if it was 105 degrees out today, right? I went to Joann, picked up a few items, then to Michael's and got a few more, and today put this lovely together:
I got rid of my old fall wreath earlier this year, as it was boring. Very monochromatic, with just leaves and black eyed Susans with a green and black gingham bow. *SNORE!* This one has flowers, and pumpkins, and leaves, and raffia and berries - the works. So much more interesting if you ask me. I like how it turned out, and the best part is that I can leave it up until after Thanksgiving because it's very "Fall" and not just "Halloween".
I also hung up my little Elsie-inspired skeleton and put the leftover mini pumpkins on the table by the door. I can't decide if she's a prude or not because her skirt is very long, but also very see-through...
I don't know why they're colored like that, but they didn't "go" with my wreath. Maybe I'll hang up my BOO letters too this year... if I get around to it!
Now I'm going to go finish my last burp cloth, and maybe work on my clipboard. Oh, and the invitations for the barbecue. There's quite the to-do list in my scraproom these days.