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Monday, 4 October 2010

Halloweening - Hanging Mannequin

First of all, I want to apologise to everyone who has been leaving comments on my blog and hasnt heard back from me. I do read the comments of course and I am very happy to be receiving them, I just dont always remember to respond in a timely manner. Wow that last bit sounded formal... anyway, I will keep reading comments and also try to respond quicker and better :)

Last weekend, I spent the entire Saturday shopping for Halloween and decorating our apartment for the occassion. While decorating, I realised my problem... I see so many cool creations in blogland and I want to make everything! The problem with that is that most of what you all show me (and your fellow readers of course) a bit of your house/apartment/garage and I always think that it is the entire house. So I tend to go a little overboard... I just love Halloween way too much ;) Now that I realised this, however, I might tune it down just a notch... but let's see what happens...

As I was decorating until about 1am on Saturday, I managed to get lots done. But since everything has a story (you know me...) I want to show you everything properly :) And so this story starts...

When I first came to London I had a little ebay shop. In the end it totally didnt work as I barely broke even at the end of month so I decided it was better to use ebay as a hobby or for clearouts rather than an actual business. In order to display stuff, I bought one of those hanging mannequins. One day, for some reason or other, I hung it on the wall to keep it out of the way. And the bf loved it! Yes, I gather than an image of a naked woman on the wall is very appealing but I can see the art bit of it. The best thing about it: I get to decorate her ;) Since I only have 2 windowsills in the entire apartment and no mantel or anything, decorating can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. I still had an orange feather boa from when Holland was playing in the World Cup and lots of spiders from my Spider Nightmare costume (pics will follow in a later post) and some raffia, I knew exactly how to decorate the mannequin. Here she is:

I put the biggest spider I had on the top. I attached it with some yellow and orange pipecleaners that I had leftover from a wreath I once made many moons ago.

I then added the feather boa and added raffia and LOTS of spiders :) I dont know about you, but I love it and thinks it looks really halloweeny (and a bit artsy fartsy). Step by step we're getting there :) Yay!!!

Thanx everyone for sticking with me and for reading my blog! *hugz for all*

5 comments:

  1. Cute! It's great to take things you already have in your house and transform them to work for you. Sounds like you've been busy making your home festive!

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  2. I'm over here chortling like an idiot; that's fantastic! You HAVE to show us how you change her for every holiday or season!

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  3. How fun! I really want a standing mannequin but I can never find a cheap one. :(

    - Megan
    www.polishthestars.com

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