Here we go…at last…my Halloween 2012 bringing it all together post! Thank you for being patient with me!
Whilst this week has been crazy preparing all the last minute things for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding on Saturday afternoon, I’m taking some time out today to do some things for myself – like a little blogging, a little gaming, a little Zumba-ing and even having a rest after an eventful and sleepless couple of days!
So, on with our Halloween this year! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that we, as a family have had a lot going on, with one sister having a baby, and another getting married, plus decorating…a big party for my favourite holiday of all time was just out of the question…
…so I turned my hand to trying to craft something every day and dubbed it ‘Crafty October‘
As the big day drew ever near I realised that not doing something for Halloween was just futile and a quick text to my sisters a few days before saying “did you wanna come over for Halloween, just making some soup” followed by “it’s Sephy’s first Halloween after all!”, and replies of “yes, what time”, meant that I actually kicked my last minute shindig organising butt into gear and got bus-ay!
|Sephy’s First Halloween ♥|
First on the agenda was getting the room decorated, which Liam helped me with whilst we had Red Dwarf on in the background! He was a very helpful helper – he’s been brought up to love Halloween as much as we all do!
I didn’t go quite as crazy this year – a lot of the decorations that I have stayed in their boxes, but I put out as much as would fit!!
I made a giant spider’s lair underneath the TV using cobwebs, a light-up spider decoration and a couple of purple pumpkins! You can just see them in the right of the picture below!
I then tied some organza in between my pumpkin lights to pretty them up a little bit as wire is so boring to look at, and hung those on the front of the TV unit. These pumpkin lights are new this year
My Amigurumi Crochet Candy Corn is on guard! He’s such a cutie!
I had a couple of candles spare, so that sat in some purple teacups that I bought from a charity shop, and in the background you can spy my Microfibre Monsters waiting to launch an attack! A couple of plastic pumpkins finished the set up here.
|There is something trying to escape out of one of the boxes…|
On went a bought Halloween wreath, Happy Halloween sign and my treasured pumpkin Mickey Mouse ornament from Orlando.
Let me go through a few more of my decorations!
|He’s really keen to escape!|
|Two skeletons I bought in Orlando|
Here’s my Handpainted Ceramic Pumpkin Pot, which I just love! Sitting next to it is a little Halloween bunny rabbit that a penpal of mine made for me a long time ago out of clay – he came all the way from her in Minnesota, USA – he’s so cute! On the other side is my Pumpkin Mickey Mouse Vinylmation which hubby surprised me and bought from eBay.
Here are my Vintage Tin Cans which I made in September, and just missed out on Crafty October! Standing in front is another decoration from the US (all of which I bought in Michaels in 2011), a lil’ Frankie, trick or treatin’ and another pumpkin sitting in the top tin can!
|These little guys have a string at the back and shake when you pull it!|
|Guess what? More pumpkins!|
More US bought decorations in the form of the gravestone and the skeleton trick or treater. The Winnie the Pooh in a pumpkin outfit I bought in 2000!
I love the cute little ghost holding the ‘boo’ letters.
I didn’t take a photo of him by himself this year, so here’s one from last year!
I also put out my sweet little witch, which I forgot to take a photo of lit up, so underneath the following photo is one from last year too!
I then decided to add my microfibre monsters to this part of the room…
The final area of our living room that I always decorate is the window ledge…it looks like Halloween barfed over here! I also placed a table in the corner to put all the trick or treating goodies.
|A chest o’ skulls!|
And another bunch of pumpkin ornaments – all the way from the US of A. Another lot of favourite decorations that I have.
|A couple more Halloween lights sat in front|
|I hung some severed heads and skeletons from some string above the TV.|
I used the rest of these decorations (as they didn’t quite fit) to fill up a tray around some candles. The candles sat in some holders that I made last Halloween.
I hung my Trash Bag Halloween Wreath on the door, and staked some shepherds crooks in the soil from which I hung some orange lanterns.
My sister who is getting married this Saturday having tiny pumpkin cuddles!
And super proud Aunty Shellbe (that’s me lol) holding my niece in the outfit I bought for her.