Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Fall Stuff...

Just a smidge more...I'm pretty much done now. (I think) LOL

Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on crocheting simple granny squares in a multi-color fall yarn and a medium green yarn for this throw I wanted to drape on the bench you see as you walk into our house. I finished up the project yesterday. Yay! The pictures aren't very good at all as the colors are kind of dark and my camera must not like the darker colors. But I'll share them anyway.

That pumpkin you see is the one Jessica grew this year. Amy's is a bit larger and sitting on the floor for the moment. The pattern I used is from Fave Crafts and I modified the design simply by making fewer squares. I also joined the squares using a slip stitch because I didn't like how the whip stitch looked at all. Granny squares are fun to crochet because the stitches are double crochets and I love the groove I get into doing those. 

I had to post about these cute little teeny tiny pumpkins I found at Michaels a week ago. They came in a cylinder and they are called pods. I've never seen anything like them before and using a 50% off coupon meant I couldn't pass them up. I love how they look in my hurricane (?) lamps.
 There were enough to fill in the mason jar I had in the glass container I keep on the counter (and one other little glass container I have on the book shelf, but you get the idea so I didn't take a picture of that, aren't you glad?
Plus, I get to show what bits I added to my counter this year. Those acrylic gems are pumpkin shape and I found them at the Dollar Tree. I bought two packages. And I was thrilled at how the colored spanish moss filled in the jar with the pumpkins I got last year. I was on the hunt for Brach's butterscotch drops, but haven't found them, so I settled for Walmart's brand. It looks ho-hum, but for a dollar, I can't complain too much, now can I? LOL

Here's a close up of those funky pumpkins. 

And finally, another nod to Halloween. This I made last night while watching tv.
I left it where I put in on the couch so Jessica would find it this morning. She's been the one who has really clamored for Halloween decorations this year.  She loves it! It's all crochet and the spider needs some googly eyes, but seriously, I had it done in about 20 minutes, give or take.
The patterns is from Lily. I think you have to be a member (free) to get to the patterns though. It was part of a wreath they created, with mini pumpkins and witches...hmmmmmm....

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments about my exploration of tatting. You sure know how to make a gal feel good.

Have a great day!




Maria said...

Is there anything you can't do, woman??? There's so much of you in your home! That's quite an accomplishment in today's world.

Laurel said...

Oh how cozy!

Sharli said...

Hi Jeanne! How awesome - I would have screamed if I saw a HUGE black spider on the couch!!! You are so funny! Well, at least when I hit it with my shoe it wouldn't have smushed all over the fabric!

I love your decorations - you are making me feel v-e-r-y bare around here. I have a few Halloween cards up - and 1 little pumpkin (very little) but that's about it! So sad.


Alanna said...

What great decorations. I love all of them, especially the jars of candy. :)

Erica said...

LOVE the silhouettes!!

Jena said...

So fun and festive! I still don't have most of my house put together after the move but I do have a few Halloween decorations up - gotta find my fall ones. I love what you've done - those pods are so cute! And as much as I hate spiders, love the one you created! TFS!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, your house is so festive! Love your new projects. You Rock!

Kathi C. said...

I love all your decorations, Jeanne. The granny square throw is beautiful, and the tatted spider web, so cute!

Anke said...

Oh I love that bench, you decorated it perfectly!!! You are amazing woman!!! That spider web looks fabulous too!