Wednesday, October 3, 2012

a little decorating and crocheting

 Happy Wednesday!
I started a little fall and Halloween decorating around my home this week. Last year I made this quilted table runner with some fun Halloween prints following a pattern from Lella Boutique. The polka dots are my favorite!
I bought these adorable bell crocheted flower a few years ago. When I purchased them the lady told me it took a unique person to buy them. Well, I guess I am unique! I think they are so cute, and I am going to try to make some in other colors.
 I just started collected some vintage Halloween goodies, and this sweet trick or treat bag is just too cute. I adore that little boys face peeking behind the fence. 
 I love vintage honeycomb, and when I saw this orange and black one at the flea market last month, I had to have it. I am going to make a Halloween garland to go with it, and will show you it hanging in my home when I finish. 
A wooden "Happy Halloween" heart for my front door. Isn't the ghost cute!
 A sweet scarecrow waiting for that cooler weather that fall brings. It was in the 90's yesterday, and I am so ready for that crisp fall air!
 A vintage style spooky cat found its perfect place in the typewriter.
This wooden kitty has always been my favorite!
A sweet pumpkin resting on vintage books, and...
 a fabric pumpkin looking cute on a fall vintage hankie. So, I hope you enjoyed some of my fall and Halloween decorating. Just simple, but sweet touches. 

In the evenings I have been working on a crocheted patchwork blanket that I started months ago, and finally have had some time to work on it. The pattern is from the talented Dottie Angel, and when I saw the tutorial on her blog, I fell in love with it, and knew I had to make one. 
 I have one more row to go, and then I will adorn it with pretty vintage doilies and put a sweet scalloped edging!  
 Hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

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  1. Lovely to see all your fall & Halloween makes and finds, and your crocheted blankie is so fun too. Looks so cosy! Wish I could send you some of our crispy cold air in exchange for some of that heat ;-)
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly!! We actually got some cool air last night and this morning!! Yay! xo Heather

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  2. All of your Halloween decorations are so adorable!...You really have me in the mood to put up a thing or two, also! xo

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  3. Hello Heather. I love all your halloween and fall touches in your home. I have been thinking about starting a crochet blanket too. I just love crocheting in the evenings when the weather turns cooler. Your blanket is lovely.

    xo
    Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle! Oh, you should start one. I plan on doing a ripple one next!! I love doing it when it is cooler, too! xo Heather

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  4. I think there will be lots of orange and black over the next few weeks! Ada :)

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  5. I haven't seen a trick or treat bag in that style...cute! I love how you clothespinned it to the chicken wire...it makes an artistic statment! =D I love to see what you are up to. I have a daughter, Sascha, who is just about your age...she doesn't have any homey skills. Good for you! =D

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    1. Thank you! Oh, well maybe she will soon!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  6. I just pulled my Halloween bins out and need to get decorating too. I am a sucker for the honeycomb...great find!

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    1. Can't wait to see your decorations!! xo Heather

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  7. Just such sweet kitties! They look so cute! You decor is very fun and I love all the vintage! You blanket is looking so great!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  8. Your Halloween decorations are all so special!!! I may just have to borrow a couple of ideas....love the little decoration on the typewriter and your trick or treat bag on the chicken wire are tooo cute!! Your crocheted blanket will be fun to use when the weather cools off!!

    XXXOO chris

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    1. Thanks Chris! Oh, please do!! Looking forward to seeing yours! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  9. I love every last detail!!!!!!! Dying for that vintage treat bag!

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  10. Hi Heather! I love all your sweet fall and Halloween decorations! They're all so cute! Your blanket looks so lovely. Our weather has definitely switched over, to the cool crisp air, & leaves changing...its sweater weather, and cozy nights in now :) Have a great night, xo Holly

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  11. oh me oh my...such joy..love love your Autumn displays. My favourite time of year...I am such an Autumn girl. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you, thank you!! I love autumn, too! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  12. What a nice peek into your house! I love the quilted placemat on the table! I think you need a little camera to go with that box of flashbulbs! Oh the memories of flash bulbs! Grama would take our picture and for a minute afterwards you could see blue bubbles floating around the room in front of you!

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    1. Thank you! What a great and fun memory! Thank you for sharing it with me!! xo Heather

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  13. I love seeing glimpses into other's holiday decorations. Your quilted table runner and the center piece is absolutely fabulous! That spooky cat looks perfect in your vintage typewriter. Great vignettes. Happy decorating! Happy crafting!

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  14. Love all your vintage Halloween!! You have a great eye for pulling everything together!! Your blanket is super cute and the timing is perfect for the cool weather to come! xoxo Debbie

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    1. Thank you Debbie! We got some cooler air last night, which was great!! xo Heather

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  15. oh heather it looks really great! i honestly haven't done anything like that, i really should, although i did buy some mums for my deck and some for the front yard, so that counts:)

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    1. Thank you, and those pretty mums definitely count! ;) xo Heather

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  16. Love the typewriter with the kity! Your rug is turning out beautiful. I would never think to use the doilies on it but I think it will be perfect.

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    1. Thank you!! I would have never thought about putting doilies on a blanket either, but Miss Dottie Angel, sure is creative, and I love just putting them on so many things, now! xo Heather

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  17. LOVE!!!! Speaking of decorating. I was wondering...a big wonder if you would like to be a part of my home tour series I am getting started on my blog. Let me know, I have a couple openings this November and would love to share your hoe. I will of course link back to you and your shop...so whatta think? Would you would you? Hugs, Mica

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    1. Thank you so much Mica!! Oh, I wish I could, but half of our house is in boxes (the only good part is the dining/living room), as we are planning on moving within the next months, so I have started packing. So sorry, but thank you so much for asking me to be apart of it :). I am so looking forward to your series, and can't wait to see your sweet home! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  18. Loving your Halloween goodies! :) xx

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  19. Love the fabric pumpkin, might try that this year seeing as the real one I carved last year scared the life out of my young twins!

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    1. Thank you!! They are so fun to make! Oh, the carved ones can be a little scary. :) xo Heather

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  20. I love all your various pumpkins.

    We tend not to celebrate Halloween all that much in the UK, but on bonfire night (November 5th) we really go for it.

    Happy October,

    Nina x

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    1. Thanks! Oh, that sounds fun!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  21. Youe Halloween and fall decor is so cute. Love the way you put things together. Your crochet square blanket is going to be so nice in the winter-pretty colors!

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  22. Happy Fall! You certainly have lots of sweet Halloween and Fall decorations. No Fall weather here -- it's a bit hazy today so not as hot -- only 99 out there right now. That's balmy for us. :) Your crocheted patchwork blanket is lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thank you! Oh, hopefully it will cool down for you soon! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  23. Love, love, love it all. The black typewriter has turned from a vintage antiquey beautiful reminder of our past to a scary looking black torture machine. Spooky. I love what you have done. I especially love the crochet blanket, I have been crocheting every night on the couch on some floral afghans for my daughter and sister for Christmas. Sometimes I have to rewind parts of the tv show I'm watching several times because I keep missing things when I am so focused on counting my stitches for the flowers. I love crocheting so much. Wish I was better, but I am definitely good enough now, finally, to do some of the things I've dreamed of.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment. Maybe I'll post some pics about the afghans!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie!! Oh, yes I would love to see your afghans!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  24. my fav was the blue glass jar, that was so unexpected. nice job girl, nice job.

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  25. Very nice little displays. Oh to be a fly on the wall at your house......

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  26. Love all your Fall and Halloween decorations, Heather! You have put together such nice little displays, and the fabric pumpkins really set it all off so well :)
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Happy weekend to you sweet friend! xo Heather

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  27. What sweet, sweet decorations Heather!

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  28. I love, love, love how you've mixed vintage treasures amongst the Halloween decorations! I especially love those vintage tins in the one pic. I admire people who can decorate for every holiday- just doing Christmas is more than enough work for the whole year for me!!

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    1. Thank you so much Corey! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  29. Heather, Your booth turned out so beautifully! It really showcased your lovely work beautifully. I am envious of the wonderful item I saw on my friend Patti, Pain'n Patti's blog. I would love her home, but I would also love that towel! PS Thank you for your heart for Renee, she will love all the hugs from us! Have a lovely fall weekend! Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I just saw her beautiful home on her blog, and I would, too!! Glad it arrived safely! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  30. the patchwork blanket is absolutely lovely. perfect for photo shoots or cuddling!!

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  31. Heather you have such a great talent for decorating. I am in love with all your goodies.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! You are too sweet my friend! xo Heather

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  32. I love ALL of your decor! Such cute little vignettes. If I had to pick, I think I like the vintage treat bag with the chicken wire frame...or the kitty plaque on the vintage typewriter...too hard to just pick one favorite. Thank you for sharing! :) --Fran

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  33. LOVE these! I absolutely love your site! I'm definitely following! Hopefully you'll check out my page and follow too? I'd much appreciate it!

    Thank you!

    xo Sam

    DIY Huntress

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    1. Thank you Sam! So happy to have you here! Will definitely head over to your sweet blog! xo Heather

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  34. Hi sweet Heather,
    Oooooo lah lah....I just love your polka dot pumpkins! What could be cuter?! I've had a houseguest and haven't been able to spend time in my "sandbox" (sewing room). I am so anxious to make up some pretty pumpkins and yours have given me such inspiration.
    I hope you have a happy week,
    Big hugs,
    Carolynn xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Oh, looking forward to what autumn pretties you create! xo Heather

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