Monday, September 17, 2012

Pumpkins, Bats, and Owls

This month has been filled with birth announcements and birthdays ... two wonderful reasons to celebrate!  Another celebration is the upcoming Halloween holiday.  I just love the colors and the spooky chilly feel of Halloween.  I loved getting dressed up (usually in my older brother's band uniform) and trick-or-treating with my Dad.  It was always cold and blustery - at least that's the way I remember it - and we'd walk hand-in-hand from house to house.  It felt both scary and exhilarating to be out after dark.  He'd stand at the curb with his flashlight while I ran up to the door.  I knew he'd always be there ... waiting.  Knowing that I could count on that security was what made the night all the better.

Here's a card created with a sweet crocheted owl and some seasonal colors.  Combining scraps, some hand-dyed seam binding, a couple decorative pins, and other touches made this "spook-tacular" layout.  Sorry - I just had to do that.

I hate to be so short today but it's late.  Thanks for stopping by ... I'll be back soon with a couple Christmas creations!


  1. I LOVE that owl!! oh your card is so beautiful ... as are your memories ... Have a lovely day

  2. make me want to learn to crochet EVERY TIME, Joanne!! This is such a sweet card!! Your pretty little details never disappoint!!

  3. What a divine little owl creation Joanne, he's just marvelous! Another of your pretty card layered with lots of eye candy, love it!!

  4. A beautiful card Joanne, Your little owl it brilliant.
    I love all your bits and bobs, they blend so well together and
    make a stunning card.

  5. Your card is beautiful. I just love the little crochet owl. I always enjoy seeing your cards. I just love your style my friend.