17.10.11

When Life Gets Busy, Crafts Suffer

Where did I go? I'm heading into week 4 of the quarter, and it's showing in my crafts, and basically all aspects of my domestic life. I will, however, brag that I was able to wash the dishes AND do laundry this week. Also, I've noticed that I have missed out on several weeks of my favorite podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour, which is just inexcusable. I think it's a travesty when NPR is not included in my life. I have however been able to squeeze a teeny tiny bit of time for one of the best craft times of the year--Halloween! I swear, if I wasn't up at night reading about AACR2 and MARC records, I would be crafting up a storm.

I've planned two crafts for myself, one is my costume (soon to come!) and the other is *drum roll please* Glitter pumpkins!

[You can make your own glittered pumpkins too, here are the instructions]

I think this craft came out OK and I probably should have taken Martha's suggestions on the colors. Blue with bits of orange peeking out? Not that cute. But I just couldn't resist the blue! I also sprinkled some glow-in-the-dark glitter in there, which I did not know existed before Saturday.

Also, how did Martha NOT get glitter on the stem? If you're doing this craft, I recommend finding pumpkins with very long stems so you have a better chance of not getting the stem bombarded by glitter.

Still, even with these shortcomings, they are pretty eye-catching in the middle of our table. And the mini-pumpkins I got? Too adorable.

What's your favorite part of Halloween?
Moo

5 comments:

honey my heart said...

yay glittered pumpkins! i'm in the midst of some glitter crafts and have been wanting to do pumpkins. also love the blue :)

::little projects in style:: said...

would taping the stem help to keep the glitter away?

i like the blue its a unique pumpkin color! :)

Mo said...

@honey: Thanks Honey!

@little projects in style: Ah! Tape! I could have used painter's tape! Next time, next time. What would I do without my blogger buddies? :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I really love getting dressed up, but I haven't gotten to do it for years! Sadly, I think this year, the holiday will slip by again, as it's a Monday and only my second week at the new job.

And I so wish I could see what your pumpkins look like in the dark!

Mo said...

@Brandi: I have yet to see them glow in the dark, but perhaps I'll try it out now and report back. :)
Also, YOU GOT A JOB?? Congratulations Brandi! That is wonderful. I'm glad everything is going well for you!

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