Thursday, August 14, 2014

Resurrected and crafting once again

So it has been a long, long time between posts.  In that time, I have gutted my home and had it remodeled.  Needless to say, that left little time for Halloween.  For example, last Halloween, I had no toilets.  Thus, his lordship and I rented a room and went out for BBQ.  Here's a picture from that swell evening at the Front Range BBQ in Old Colorado City

But this year for the first time in 3 years I am having a party- perhaps even two.  So I must pull out the dusty decorations, take stock, and check with all the creative haunters out there for the amazing things they have come up with in the duration.  The first thing that lit the flames of inspiration were Martha Stewart's pantyhose covered pumpkins.  That got me thinking - if you can cover a pumpkin why not something else?  So into the lingerie drawer and voila - a pair of old spider web panty hose.  Now I have always dreamed of spookier table lamps and even contemplated buying shade covers online.  But why spend that money when you've got panty hose?  So the thighs got pull over the shades and the lower legs covered the bases.  I stuck a few spider on by just slipping their legs through the pantyhose and I have spooky lamps at no cost! cool!

So now I have spookified my lamps without permanently changing them at all.  After Halloween, I will just take off the hose and pitch them and save this years pair of hose for next year.  Or I might just buy a pair of queen size as they will probably fit the lamp shade better. Anyhow glad to be back as a haunter.  Can't wait to catch up with the blogs I follow.


  1. You're back! awesome. Love the way the lamp turned out!

    1. Thanks - they took about 5 minutes. I am excited to cover everything with panty hose!

  2. Awesome idea... but as a 6'3" 250 pound man I am going to have to find someone to buy the stockings for me... I can see it now standing outside Target...... " pssst....hey lady.... wanna buy some stickings for me?!?"