Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Bits

I was over at my friend Jennifer's house the other day, and she had some cute stuff out for Halloween, so of course I snapped a few pics. She lives in an old stone house built in the 1800's, and her decorating style has always been somewhat minimalist, but not modern--always a sense of history in everything she does. I love this trough with pinecones in it. That wall used to be the back outer wall of the house, until they put this family room addition on. Those stairs lead down to the kid's game room.

Her mother's birthday falls on Halloween (she's Pat from Decadent Fibers...see link on left), and I think the overflow of decor gets gifted to Jennifer every We're headed to Pat's tonight for some needle felting, cosmos, dinner, and girl talk. I'm sure it will be fun, and I'll have pics from her house, where there is always something new and interesting to see. She does Halloween and Christmas decor like nobody's business. I'll be sure to post the best of them in the next couple of days.

I just loved that little witch...isn't she cute next to the lovely painted wood compote filled with felted pumpkins?
Today is "make Kathleen's costume" day. She wants to be a "dolly" for Halloween this year. I tried to convince her to be Avril Lavigne, because she actually LOOKS a little like Avril, and with a little black eyeliner and some funky clothes and bracelets, we'd have it all wrapped up. But she was having none of that.
She saw an episode of America's Next Top Model where they dressed the models up like dolls and had them pose limply on oversized chairs and in oversized Barbie boxes for their photo shoots. It was actually pretty cool. So....we've got white eyelet fabric for the dress, and three different colors of tulle for the under-skirting, so it puffs out, and then she has a whole plan for curling her hair, using eyeliner for fake eyelashes on her cheeks (you have to see it), carrying a teddy-bear around with her, and looking d0ll-like. We'll see how it goes over. The kid has more imagination than me, I swear. When she did her eyeliner eyelashes for me, I was finally convinced. I'll be sure to post pictures when we're all done with that, too--we'll see if she can rival those silly models. :) Anybody else out there sewing costumes this weekend?


Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Love the pictures and the festive holiday decorations. I'd take that little witch in a heartbeat!

suzette said...

Jennifer's house IS always so much fun to take in. I love what she does. :-) I'm anxious to see Kathleen all dolled up. That's quite a girl you have there, you know. ;-)

Rose said...

Kathleen's costume sounds so cool! I can't wait until tomorrow to see the pictures.

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