After Abbot Kinney (which went really well despite record heat) I took a trip to Ohio to see my family.
Upon my return I was overjoyed to discover two things:
1) My home had not been turned into a pop-up Halloween store which seems to be the fate of every other empty or temporarily unused building in America (do we really need that many? Is it like that where you are? It’s insane in LA); and
2) Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks had posted my latest tutorial!It would appear that I’m a bit obsessed with making glowing, creepy luminaries out of things I find at the Dollar Store. I think this is the third variation on that theme I’ve done.
So, I’d decided I wanted to do these using some napkins and since it seems like Day of the Dead graphics are everywhere and very “in” I thought I’d use Day of the Dead napkins.
However, uttering the words “I’m going to go get some Day of the Dead napkins” caused my super-power to kick in.
What is my super power you may ask?
My super power is the ability to cause any item that I have seen all over the place to completely evaporate from store shelves the minute I decide to buy it.
I went everywhere. No napkins. I found stores that were selling (I’m not kidding) coordinated Day of the Dead tablecloths, cups and plates but NOT NAPKINS.
Happily I did finally find some but from now on I’m using my powers only for good.
My next project will be made entirely out of broccoli. Do you hear me powers-that-be?! I MUST HAVE BROCCOLI!!!! LOTS OF IT!!!!!!
You’re welcome children of the world (and former President Bush).
Anyway, after finding the elusive napkins the project came together very easily.
And, now that I’m back and have just a bit of breathing room between now and multiple upcoming holiday shows it’s time to get to work!
CCP (Constant Coaster Production) will have to continue along with all the other HOME signs….. and Subway signs… and magnets…..and wine charms……. but I hope to get to some of the other fun, one-off projects I have been itching to do.
UPDATE: reader Denise came up with a inspiring suggestion for what to do with the old porch light. I will fill it with various kinds of broccoli . I’M GOING TO HOT GLUE BROCCOLI TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!! I will need lots and lots of broccoli for this project.
I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime Happy October!