Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Extravaganza #4: The Great Pumpkin Party

The big Halloween event has come and gone. It was a blast and a bit crazy - and so lucky it was a beautiful day so we could have tables set up outside. My little house just can't handle 75 people all at once! As always, desperate scrambling was going on to get it all together in time, but I think everyone had a good time. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.

This is the pumpkin innards chandelier. It's not at all what I was originally imagining, but I really like how it turned out. I hung an orange rope light around the perimeter of the room, then hung orange streamers from the rope light to the hanging light fixture that was already there. I added some curly ribbon, and some paper mache giant pumpkin seeds. Hanging all those streamers was not fun, but definitely worth it.

More pics of the individual projects coming soon... after I finish recovering!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sir Pongo Zarafa

Finally finished the giraffe painting! I could easily spend hours and hours fussing with it, but it was done enough for the party. Final size 24x31 - luckily Kinko's does fast oversize printing. I'm excited to see it in its fancy frame. Too bad I don't have a mantle over which to hang it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Vampire Emergency

Less than a week until the big Halloween Party... and I'm finally starting to get some of my projects done. Today I finished up the Vampire Emergency Kit, and framed many eyeballs in a fancy gilded frame. Both have problems I'd like to fix, but since the clock is ticking... good enough for now!

Next up - gotta finish that giraffe!