Saturday, September 13, 2008

Not so Haunted House....

I received my Vintage Haunted House kit from Jennifer Stewart 's
Etsy Shop in the mail today!! It was perfect timing! I sat right down and
worked on it. It took a couple of hours but it was just the creative project I needed!

I did get frustrated with the jute rope that was supposed to go on the fronts of the picket fence pieces but I decided, after accidentally gluing both hands to the jute, I could always hand draw the ropes or use embroidery floss and weave it around the pickets if I really felt the need to.

I also used the lighter side of the double sided paper and I like the contrast of the black edges. The lighter color made it look a little sweeter and less haunted but the "foggy mists" around the edges and the ghost waving from the side window leave no doubt that this house is haunted!

I love the little electric tea light that comes with this kit! Sooo cute!
It adds just the right amount of spookiness when the room is dark!

It's a bit early for Halloween decor but it's going on the mantel tonight!
Now, I'm inspired to get out all the Halloween decorations and let the kids
help put them up - they were home on Thursday and Friday for Hurricane Ike
preparations and now, it feels like the weekend is a month long!! I think
decorating is just the thing they need to help with tomorrow!

We are so lucky that Hurricane Ike passed us up and our prayers
and best wishes and hope for a speedy clean-up go to all of the people
who are dealing with the aftermath of the storm.



Mel said...

Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you! :) I saw your fantastic house project and it looks like so much fun!!!!!! This will be such an awesome Hallowe'en decor item that you can enjoy displaying year after year! TFS!!

Jane said...

wow this little haunted house is fabulous...Halloween here in the UK is not as big as it is in the US, but I love to watch all the excitement grow with my friends on the other side of the 'pond'

Sarah C. said...

What a cool project! You've reminded me - I have a little Doodlebug house stashed away to decorate. I think I might do it for Halloween as well. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment! :)