Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There's That Crow Again


Is there a bigger procrastinator than I? Raise your hand high. I want to hear your story. I am almost always operating in "last minute" mode. Take these Halloween cards. I made up 4 quickly yesterday in a last ditch desperation to get them into the mail so they will reach a few friends before Halloween. There is no point to them arriving Monday morning, after the fact!
I am not a huge Halloween fan, but I got this crow stamp a couple months and had to make something with it. That and some plastic mesh I salvaged from a produce purchase-- I had never seen it in orange before. So, back in September, I cut, glued and stitched a few of these designs with the vague idea of making tags or cards and left them in a pile on my sewing machine.
Fast forward to October 26. Only 5 days until Halloween! Suddenly making cards became a priority. I wasn't storing my crow concoctions another year, because they would most likely get lost and there was no guarantee I would want to do anything with them next year, if I did find them. Yellowed pages from Victor Hugo's, "Toilers of the Sea", some old, black, rick rack, some rubber stamping and voila!
Now to think about Christmas...

5 comments:

Jo said...

See me waving my hand?! I've still got to start making Halloween/Autumn matchboxes I'd decided to make on the spur of the moment!

I wonder if I'm going to make them in time (I can if I get off this computer!!).

x

Linda said...

Congrats on getting them made! I didn't make anything for Halloween this year! Your card looks very eeeeeerie!

La Dolce Vita said...

very cute card!! love crows!

~*~Patty S said...

that IS a great crow you have there, Love what you did with him/her too!

I have bought fruits and veggies just for the netting before ... there I confessed heehee

I am also impressed that you stamped Halloween one letter at a time? That takes great concentration me thinks

oxo

ooglebloops said...

Love it!!! ;>)