Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little Enticement

I'd like you to meet Winnifred the Witch. She told me she was bored traveling to Crafts Fair after Crafts fair and would like to settle in a home so she could have a place to nestle in and cast some spells. She promised the wouldn't be anything too mischievous, or harmful in anyway, so I fell for it, hook line and sinker and brought her home from the Lenexa Community Center where we came eye to eye during a fall crafts fair. Now you can't really see just how glamorous she truly is...Hollywood move over, because Winnifred the Witch is sporting some ruby earrings, has her nails polished and insist her hair be colored "Fireside Glow" although she'll never own up to it. She has been pretty tame for the most part, but I know she has been up to a little mischief lately(gearing up for Halloween and all) because she cast a spell on my dog Trixie, telling her the last 5 pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the bucket were hers.....And Trixie BELIEVED her! I'll have to keep you posted if any other shenanigans happen around Acorn Cottage.I also found these little gems at the crafts fair and thought they were the cutest things ever! They are candy bars, made with special wrappers...the pumpkin wrapper covered a Twix bar, and the Mummy covered a pack of gum. You can click on the image to enlarge it. I hope the artist can forgive me for making this post without giving her a shout out, but I have temporarily misplaced her business card.
I have noticed that once 4th of July is over, the next decorations that flood the store are Fall/Halloween. And rightfully so, my favorite season SHOULD be granted as many months as time can allow to drool over all the wares we have to choose from. I thought for those of us crafty peeps, it would be-who-of-me (is that how that's spelled?????) to share these IDEAS in case anyone is having Fall-ITIS like I am, and would like to cute project ideas to start working on! I'll put some cider on a pot to warm up and pull the pumpkin bread out of the oven...let me find some paper and scissors and you can come right over and we'll sit at the dining room table, listen to Stacey Kent 'Tis Autumn and craft OKAY??????


Debbie said...

You are among many crying "fall-itis". I do love fall, but dread the winter. When I came through the dining room this morning, my table had sprouted a beautiful fall center piece; my daughter has been to Hobby Lobby! We love crafting too, and fall just brings that out in us!Have a great craft day,

Domestic Designer said...

Love your finds! I love fall as well. Have a great day!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Hi Nancy! I'm right there with you! I just can't wait for fall! Cute stuff!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Nancy,
Way to cute, you made me laugh.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Jeanneoli said...

I love fall too, but I feel like we haven't even had summer yet!!! We have had the strangest weather in CO this summer.

Country Dreaming said...

Hey Nan--
I love that KFC story. Ken cracked up laughing last night after I talked you and then told him the story! I also told our librarian at school--she has a dog that gets into miscief too!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy that I am not the only one rushing off into Fall weeks before it is officially here. I also have a guest visiting...which..or rather witch I love, and will be a permanent fixture. She was handmade made by a lovely woman I found in Country Sampler magazine!
I find myself on the hunt for Fall delights.
Your witchy lady is wonderful. So interesting and full of mischief. I notice she has a rather "So...whatareya goin' to do about it!?" look on her face! Uh huh.. She could be a handful! Hopefully mine will sit quietly and contemplate her boots! Keep us posted! This HAS to be good! I'll keep checking! :)

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Martha said...

What great fall finds. Anytime you're headed this way, let me know -- we can do lunch and there are some great shops here!

Lorie said...

The gum mummy is TOO CUTE! I am going to have to post about it on my blog!

I LOVE Halloween too! And now that we get to celebrate my youngest daughters birthday on Halloween it is EVEN MORE FUN!