Halloween is my favorite holiday. It is all about fun and not all about decorating, cards, presents, shopping, wrapping and shipping and all the money that goes into that. I feel like I am always running around with my head cut off at Christmas. Actually I am usually so tired when it comes to the actual day I don't even appreciate it. Yes I know Christmas is about so much more than presents, but with a family that is unfortunately a big part of it. Halloween is just about fun, plain and simple fun. I love to decorate at this time of year. Even though the temperature is still in the mid 80's I can pretend it is more Autumnish (is that even a word?) when I look around my decorated home.
Want a peek?
In my living room there are spiders crawling up my railing, and a spooky black cat sitting on my antique piano stool.
The mantle in my family room, from left to right looks like the above photos. There are more things dispersed around my house which I will show you next week, including my very favorite holiday decoration that I put up every year. If you have read my blog for very long I bet you will remember it.
Do you remember the brown crochet blob I posted about a few days ago? Little Buddy's Medical Foster Mom asked me if I could crochet her a baby turkey hat for a friend having a baby right before Thanksgiving. She found this Crochet Turkey Hat pattern on Pinterest and I said I would give it a go. This hat is very fun to make and can be whipped up in an evening. I think it might be a little big but who cares? I had the yarn in my stash from the Milk Chocolate Yarn Eating Blanket I made my teenager a few years ago. I had the golden color in a tiny little ball waiting to be used up, and I had the filling, so it was free, fast and fun.
Of course I could not make just one Little Buddy needed one too! He has a strangely shaped head not unlike many preterm babies. His head is small and a little flat on the sides so the hat I made him did not fit perfectly. If he wears it for two seconds on Thanksgiving I will be happy.
Actually he was not a cooperative model at all, the rest of the photos from this photo shoot were a compete blur as he was rapidly swinging his head from side to side. He loved the beanie part of the hat which he put on and off his head a million times while I made up the turkey legs. He liked the hat so much I decided to make him a beanie with extra yarn I had on hand. Just a hat to play with.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on Little Buddy's trip to the farm. Today he sat in a police car at school with the police officer! Lets hope this is the only time that happens in his life, well at least after the age of 10!