Here are a couple of the items to be found scattered around our home this Halloween:
This year, the newest addition to our grizzly collection is this crocheted ghost, which is a pattern I've developed myself and can be found HERE.
My lovely ghost - I'm incredibly pleased with the way he turned out,
not least because I designed him myself
|BOO! Made you jump...|
The kids have one each in their room, and I think I might make some more for next year because actually they're rather cute!
|The Girl's amazing spider's web - how fab is this?!|
The Girl made this spider's web and spider at a craft class she attends every month at Stitch Studio in Ramsbottom. I think it's absolutely brilliant, and it's currently hanging from the overhead light in our hallway.
Now this is cheating a little as I've shown you the pumpkin before but I couldn't resist showing you again - how gorgeous?!
|The lovely pumpkin. Again. Couldn't resist...|
Cathie's amazing needle felted mouse. I call him Eric, I don't know why.
Thank you, Cathie!
The pattern is from Cotton Pod and is really easy to make. You may also notice a little critter resting on the pumpkin - he's a beautiful little mouse that one of my lovely friends, Cathie, made for me. He's needle felted and he's tiny but perfectly formed, and so expressive. I love him to bits and he stays out all year round, not just for Halloween.
|I love this frog soooo much, and have had lots of lovely comments about him.|
The pattern is really easy to follow and I made him up in a couple of hours. The eyes are fab because you don't actually attach the eyeballs to the sockets, so you can take the eyes out and move 'em around - they're so funny! I'm planning on making a couple more (surprise, surprise - the kids now want one each!) and I thought I might also see if I could find a pattern for a cauldron that he could sit alongside… In the meantime, I've doctred the pattern and made him a little monster chum to keep him company this Halloween.
|Froggie's new friend, Mr Monster|
|Mr Monster was based on the original frog pattern, I just adapted it to suit my needs|
The kids have been to their Halloween school discos this week. The Boy was keen to dress up initially, but dismissed every option we gave him because they were all 'too scary'. Hmm. Sadly, try as we might, we couldn't find any non-scary Halloween fancy dress outfits! Eventually (and right at the last minute) he decided he wanted to go as a drgaon. Luckily he has a dinosaur outfit which doubled as a dragon - a little snug as he's had it for some time now but still! He seemed suitably satisfied and declared himself to be the fiercest dragon at the disco!
The Girl on the other hand, was keen to go in disguise and decided she'd like to be a 'zombie school girl'. We got her a dress and cardigan at a charity shop, ripped them to shreds, covered her in fake blood and gave her some spooky make-up. Job done for another year, phew!