Can you believe it? I actually finished a project in just a few days time. I know...it's shocking considering my recent track record. I had a craft day with my niece Becca and she encouraged me to get to it and get it done. I'm not sure I would have gotten this much done if she hadn't been here to help me. She is a brilliant and talented artist and I totally took advantage of her skills. We brainstormed about what to do with the pumpkins. They were so darn boring, and needed some serious pizazz! I am loving what we came up with. Can a person be in love with pumpkins? That's totally creepy...right?
I wanted a bird, and what did she say? "Oh..ok let me sketch it out real quick". Being the novice artist that I am, I was thinking she might need some paper to practice on. Nope. Right then and there she penciled in the cutest most perfect bird ever. Exactly what I had envisioned!
Then we decided on a birdcage for the big pumpkin on the other side. Once again, to my utter amazement she sat there and drew out the most adorable birdcage. The perfect touch of whimsy. I wish you could see the bottom of it. It's all scrolly and swirly and I hate that the moss covers it up. I HEART that birdcage pumpkin!!!
Here they are all dolled up and spookified with spanish moss dripping from the edges.
Add a black feather wreath and some polka dot ribbon and call it done, my friend! I don't think I have words to describe how much I looooooove my front porch right now. I have gone out there 8 times this evening just to admire it and take pictures of it. I feel pretty sure my neighbors have concluded that I'm a freak by now, so it's all good. No shame or embarrassment here.
Oh...one more thing. My niece who I mentioned earlier has a blog too. She's been in a blogging slump for a while and I think she needs a little shove. I would be so happy if y'all could stop by and say hi and leave her a sweet little comment. I'm sure it would make her day. Maybe, just maybe we can get her back in the swing of things. Now go on...and click on over to Becca @ Frankly My Dearest and tell her Manda sent ya!