Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Fall and the spiders.

I am still waiting for the hubby to put up the GORGEOUS mirror I bought the other day at Home Depot! Martha Stewart has a new line that just came in! Stunning! The whole line! Anyway, I decided to show you my banner project anyway... finally played with my Cricut, it has been a while. Haven't finished organizing my craft studio so I had to bring it upstairs to the kitchen table! Haha!
I had some burlap I bought months ago, I cut some triangles. I bought the cool doily leaves at Dollar Tree the last time I was there, the time I spent $50.00! HA! I know... who does that?!
I placed my letters that I cut with my decorative paper and my Cricut on the doily leaves and added the glittery fall leaves that I also bought at the Dollar Tree on the same visit. I then added some buttons*grin*.
I had some coppery glittery Ric-rack so I hot glued that to the top then layered all the pieces back onto the triangle and glued them down,
I also cut an owl using my Cricut. I then topped it all off with a red button!
This is my fall mantle minus the mirror. I decided to go with just fall for now and will add a little bit of Halloween next month and Thanksgiving in November.
Picture that gorgeous black mirror up on the mantle. Now you may be wondering why I don't just prop it up there to take the picture? Well, let me explain. Umm, it is 1 inch too big, but I fell in love with it, and knew that if I brought it home the hubby could make it work. See the two little brick shelves above the mantle, well they leave an opening between them of 32 inches, the mirror is 33 inches. So the hubby is going to hang it from the ceiling for me so it will be in front of the two little shelves, which I hate by the way!
I am loving the banner! I think I need to make a couple extras for some people I know! Here are a few close ups! Enjoy!

Close up of the left side.
The close up of the right side.
September always means spiders here in Bellingham, at least at my house! Can you see him? From what I understand they are mating this time of year. They are everywhere outside.
Can you see him now? My camera was being difficult and would not focus on the spider for some reason, so he just looks like a blurry blob!
So we had a change of plans! I am not going to Vashon Island, but I am going to IKEA and Shipwreck Beads on Monday! Cannot wait! First stop will be Starbucks! Now I guess I better work on getting that kitchen painted! For some reason all I want to do is search the web for cottage ideas ;)
Have a GREAT holiday weekend!


Anonymous said...

Ummm...this is sooo cute! I need one of these for my cubicle and one for my house! Oh man these are fabulous! I love the cottages too! Craft retreat!! Excited for our adventure on Monday!!

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Great job on your banner! Thanks for checking out my Halloween Rag Wreath over at A Little Bit of Everything!