Boredom is the enemy as far as I’m concerned, so yesterday, I decided the time was right to give my plants an autumn makeover. I grow a few ivy plants above my kitchen cabinets, and I climbed up to take away the dead leaves.
It occurred to me that this was the perfect opportunity to decorate for Halloween, so I started draping cobwebs across my plants. (I had to get rid of all the real cobwebs first, of course!!) Then, creativity got the better of me, and I stretched the cobwebs from one end of the room to the other.
It wasn’t long until the kitchen resembled a scene from Great Expectations, and, according to my son, I didn’t look unlike Miss Havisham either!
At least I know who I’ll be dressing up as this year! Happy Halloween!
Unbeknownst to most people, there’s a whole secret world full of busy, busy people at this time of year. All around the planet, toy makers, card makers, designers and craft workers are beavering away in a land of tinsel, holly, Santa, snowflakes and sparkles.
For the last few weeks, I’ve joined the ranks and turned my creative attention to the forthcoming holiday season… Is it too soon to use the ‘C’ word?!
Admittedly, in Ireland, we don’t get great weather, and the summer season was a write-off, but nevertheless, there’s no sign of winter outside. Yet, inside, I’m dreaming of a Christmas tree, heavy with decorations, glistening near a log fire… of mittens, woolly hats and scarves keeping little children warm while they play outside in the snow… of frosty nights, starry skies, and counting the number of sleeps ’til the Big Man himself pays his visit!
My studio has become a hive of festive activity, even though it’s only September! And, I’m getting into the spirit of it all… here’s a sneak peek at the results so far!
If you’d like to get your hands on my little decorations, you can order them on Etsy … Happy Holidays!!