Happy Halloween to you all.
I have failed miserably this year. The decorations are not up, the lanterns are not carved and the sweeties are not bagged. My two boys seem to have reached the age where they're no longer interested in Halloween. Mind you I haven't really got into the spirit this year either which is not like me at all.
I'm away to bake some cupcakes and some crispy cakes just in case I get lots of kids later, mind you if the weather is anything to go by I don't think we'll get many visitors. It is pouring down and has been all day. You know the type of day when every time you leave the house or work you get wet?
Basically a perfectly dreich day.
A busy morning for me at work today cleaning, lots to do as we ramp up for Christmas. I was also lucky enough to get a spotlight award. It is when you get acknowledged for going above and beyond and it means I get a wee bonus from the management as a thank you.
Back to crafting, recently we had some wood delivered for the fire.
Is it sad that I got all excited because it was delivered on a palette?
I have been after a wooden palette for a while to try and make some rustic Christmas trees after seeing the idea loads on Pinterest. On Sunday I sent my man that can into his "man shed" with a diagram and he made me this.
My rustic tree and a star for the top.
It has been sanded down and now is sat with a coat of chalk paint on. I did ummm and arrr as whether to leave it all rustic and just wax it.
I decided instead to go for the shabby chic look and once the paint is dry I shall be sanding it back before waxing. There is also the possibility of painting or decoupaging it, decisions, decisions, so much choice and not knowing what I shall like the best.
That's all from me today, I did try and post early but the wifi was playing up before work.
I better go and get cake baking before putting on the tea.
Enjoy the rest of your Halloween, I hope you don't get too many scary visitors.
I will be back later this evening to catch up with you all.