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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Halloween Wreath BTC&C ch 1

Scary or what? I got the idea from the lovely New Challenge blog By the Cute & Girly Katie had made the most beautiful Autumn Wreath (Stunning) any way I wanted one but I got diverted slightly lol well it is October! and I thought this would be ideal and still Autumnal, don't you think? so this will be my third entry lol and we have ages yet! as you get a whole month to make something and plenty of prizes. Although I have to say I really like the blogs philosophy of including all crafts, who knows I may even make some yummy Pumpkin Soup (no maybe I do it every year lol) along with Parkin (one of hubbys faves) and treacle toffee this list goes on .I love Autumn as the food starts warming up and so comforting lol dumpling stews & soups and lots and lots of cake lol.
When I started this blog off I wanted it to be a bringing together of all my fav past times like baking and scrapbooking etc I even wanted to start more sewing etc when I first started (if you look right back) I even put a room make over on my blog, as well as my first softie attempts.I was so pleased with the results and I thank By the Cute & Girly for reminding me what I really wanted to achieve on this blog. Now don't get me wrong, I love cardmaking it is a passion of mine but so is crafting in general for me. And I have felt a little bogged down. There will always be cards on here, I love the challenges. But now I promise to my self that I will enjoy crafting more as a whole as was my origional intention.
Looking at the close ups I have been to ASDA for all the scary stuff and quite cheep, could I find a wreath? No so I had to make do with I very old one I bought (many Christmases ago) and I never use, so I striped it and started a fresh with tinsel and lots of wire to thread all the toys on, I went to Hobby Craft ( I know sacralidge) but didn't find what I wanted so that's when the mind started to turn towards the HALLOWEEN THEME lots of cards around on the blogs, I don't send halloween cards and I have no young ones to have a party. Although I kind of make all the goodies and we have a family halloween based dinner, same at Bonfire night lol any excuse to eat and I am there lol. I also love when the kidies come round dressed up so I always have pumkins and sweet treats when they come to scare us, we also have scary music at the door when they arrive (not all American just yet) lol but like to see the kids faces lol
I hope you like this, I certainly had a lot of fun running round all over stockport for florist with wreaths (can you believe not one florest had a wreath not one) and garden centres with nothing I wanted so good 'ol Asda and some recyling was really good fun and a great way to spend an evening. Thank you for looking. Please do have a look round my blog you are missing lots of things I would love you to see, and please leave a comment I love to read them and pop round to your blogs. Love Dawn xx


Katie said...

It's super scary and I love it!
Great use of recycling too!
If all else fails you can make the frame from a wire coat hanger bent into a circle and wrap it with old material to give it some depth and add it that.
I think it's wonderful and I'm sure everyone at BTSAG will too!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Well Dawn you've really embrassed our challenge, brilliant, this is what I wanted to give crafters a bit of creative scope.
Your wreath is great , hope it doesn't scare the little trick or treaters.The parkin cake and punkin soup sound nice, I made punkin soup last year it was yummy and really cheap to make. janex

Anesha said...

Wow, very scary! :-) Wonderful work. Anesha :-)

pinky said...

Excellent job, love the spooky feel to this and a great idea too. The kids will know which house to find treats in lol. You have made some beautiful things for the cute and girly challenge, thanks so much!


Fabulous Dawn
Hugs Dianne xx

brenda said...

Hi Dawn

We really have spurred you into activity have'nt we, it's so nice to see all your creation popping up. And what a beauty this one is as well - witches beware.

Thank you for joining us with all your projects.

B x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant just love it looks like my other half hanging on your door he he hope you have a had a great weekend hun and thanks for your comments too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Rach and Jan said...


Wow! It's wonderful to see people who take ideas to another dimension - your work is inspiring.

Thank you for joining us at the Cute & Girly, please come back!!

Luv Rach x

Beryl said...

Great version of Katie's wreath. My you have been busy. Thank you for another lovely entry.
Beryl xx

Scrappymax said...

Wow you have been busy and a great take on Katie's wreath (wish I could knock on your door).
Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G.
Max x

Jules said...

Hi Dawn

Another great entry into the
"By the Cute and Girly" Challenge - very colourful - and very scary.

Thank you for being such an inventive entrant!

Love Jules xx


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