I’ve got some tricks to share, but first, a little treat!
A few months back, Mom bought me a little present. A collection of fat quarters that I’d been lusting after since it came out in late summer
The collection is called “Kitty Corn” and I just fell in love with the colours, and those little retro kittens. It wasn’t your usual collection of Hallowe’en fabrics, and I was just smitten!
Well, when I ordered the extra fabric for the outhouse quilt, I needed to make that flat rate shipping fee worthwhile. While browsing the site, I came across a backing fabric that looked like it was a purrfect match, despite being made by a completely different company.
That’s always a gamble when buying online, because colours can look different. But then it arrived!
It was like they were made for each other! Obviously, I wasn’t able to get a quilt made in time for this Hallowe’en, but next year… come harvest season I’m going to have one purrfect little seasonal quilt!
Now onto the tricks. When we moved here, Dave decided we would have to go all out for Hallowe’en. Of course, with the ongoing renovations, I don’t really have “all-out” money, but I managed to scrape together a few things from a few discount places.
Enough to creep out the front steps, at least. Some cobwebs, a couple skull lanterns, a few skeleton specimens
We still had the styrofoam jack-o-lanterns neighbour Krista skillfully carved for us a few years ago.
I got Dave a big black cloak and some white make up – he’s going to be a vampire. I got myself the cutest pointed hat and a cauldron, and of course, we have oodles of candy!
We never got a lot of kids at the townhouse, but Dave thinks this is going to be a very pro-Hallowe’en town. I guess we’ll find out tonight!