Hope you all had a fun-filled, candy-overloaded Halloween! Halloween was officially over here at our house Sunday. Took me all day to take down and pack up all the spooky, wicked decor. We had a record low (just 3 kids!) for Trick-or-Treaters this year. We've been getting fewer and fewer every year. Our neighborhood kids are growing up, and not many people move from this neighborhood, so not a lot of little kids running around anymore. That, and it was a rainy, yucky night.
The reveal of my version of the sophisticated pumpkin is almost here. I know you're all waiting with bated breath! ;o) Just have to stop by the local pumpkin farm on my way home from getting my permanent crown to see if they have any dismembered gourd stems laying around. Also, I couldn't find the pretty antique velvet leaves that were used on the inspiration pumpkins, and I don't want to search all over the net, and wait for them to arrive two days before T'giving. So I'm improvising with what I could find.
(oh, I wish the crown I referred to above
was one of these pretty babies . . . but no,
it would be the other, less fanciful crown affixed
atop an ailing tooth)
Below is a sneak peak at the pumpkins. I believe the kits sold by Olive Juice & Co. used some sort of dry beans. As is usually the case with me, I was in the mood to get started on them right away last night without having all the proper supplies, and without having dry beans I used plain old fiber fill. I may stop and pick up some beans today to finish them so I'll have some puffy, full pumpkins and some lumpy, droopy ones as well.
Check back to see the finished product. And I'm going to post pics and get advice and comments on my first problem room. It's going to be hard, I'll tell you, as I HATE this particular room, and it's been a thorn in my side for years.
On a personal note, I had a very, very bad day yesterday. I realized I somehow lost my engagement ring. It had me in tears several times throughout the evening realizing it might be gone forever, and trying to figure out just how I could have misplaced it. It's so odd. All my other rings were right there on my little glass ring holder thingy on my dresser, but the diamond solitare was gone. It's as if it vanished into thin air. I'm brokenhearted. It almost feels like there's been a death in the family. Anyway, let's keep our fingers crossed it surfaces somewhere.